Can You Power Down?

The kids are all tucked in bed. I'm scanning my Facebook page and writing a to-do list for the next day. Out of habit, I stop to check my email. It's only been 30 minutes since I checked it last, but you never know what someone what need from me even at night. In the other room, I hear my husband James turning off his computer. He's walking towards me and although he's not saying a word, I hear his voice loud and clear.

It's time to power down.

It's time to unplug.

The work will still be there tomorrow.

Come on, let's have some time together.

You see, many months ago, we realized we were both glued to our screens at night. When the kids were in bed, I could catch up on emails uninterrupted. James could watch a home repair video for his latest project or catch up on news.

But as you know, emails, social media and news is never ending. So James had a simple request. Since we were already on our computers for work much of the day, could we turn off our devices after the kids go to bed?

Gulp. "Okay," I said feebly.

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