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Gadget Free or Gadget Freak???


We went to the cinema to watch Hotel Transylvania 2 some times ago. As usual, before the movie started, there were some advertisements. There was this one advertisement that really caught my attention. It was about a broadband service provider that claimed to be for everyone at home. When you were using this broadband service provider, they would install it in the living room and in the bedroom so everyone could go online at the same time. The kids would be watching videos on the Ipads and play games together while daddy surfed the net. The mother would be watching TV from her laptop and the big sister could do some browsing in her gadget. The motto was: “Super fast speed on multiple devices and everyone’s happy.” It did look like a perfect happy family……………..

This ad really made me think hard…………… I am not going to comment on the provider or the advertisement because we are using this provider’s service too at home and we are quite happy with the service.

Truth to be told, that is what happening in most family nowadays.  You can see in many families, each person is busy in front of their own gadget even when they are all together for meal time. We can be in the same room for hours without even talking to one another, am I right? Is it the ideal family situation that we want to achieve? Although the answer is no, but still we can’t avoid it 100%.

We feel that we are disconnected with the outside world when we are not looking to our gadget for just few minutes, and even our children are already taught of how to use gadgets since they are in very young age. Honestly, there is nothing wrong about it depends on how everyone sees the situation, but somehow deep down in my heart I disagree with how today’s families spend their time together. For me, it is important that we are not busy with our gadgets when we’re dining together (except only to take photos), and it is very important too that my kid can play well with his friends without any gadget involvement at all……………..but then again, every family has their own values, so it is up to each one of them to decide what’s best for the family.

Day Out with mommy during school holidays: although it was very hot but I agreed to go cycling to the park with him

Day Out with mommy during school holidays: although it was very hot but I agreed to go cycling to the park with him…………..and we love cycling together…………..

Honestly, my family is not gadget free but hopefully we are not going to be gadget freak (too obsessed with gadget). This post is also a good reminder for me of how we spend our togetherness as a family, especially when I am too lazy to go out for outdoor activities.

Outdoor playing also help to develop a child's social skills. The boy could play together with friends that he didn't know before in this park, and one of them also pushed him voluntarily in the flying fox...........

Outdoor playing also help to develop a child’s social skills. The boy could play together with friends that he didn’t know before in this park, and one of them also pushed him voluntarily in the flying fox (left picture)………..and also saved mommy from doing the hard work, hahaha……..


Author: cruiseoflife

Hi there. I'm from Indonesia but now live quite far away from my home country. I love cooking for my family. I learned how to cook for the first time from my mom and I believe that mom's cooking is always the best, and I do hope that my son will feel the same too even though he grows up so fast. I love Indonesian food as I grew up with it, and I promise to myself that my son, although he doesn't live in Indonesia right now, will always like and enjoy authentic Indonesian food. I make this blog so that my family will always remember our togetherness and happy time that we had, are having, and will have when we eat together and have good memories about a mother's love through her dishes. Hopefully these recipes will help other people to make healthy home cooked dishes for their families.

4 thoughts on “Gadget Free or Gadget Freak???

  1. kita juga kalo dinner time mesti no gadget… 🙂

    • Kecuali buat foto2 makanan kalo gua masih boleh kok, hahaha…….kalo anak gua malahan skrg kalo di rumah makan maunya senengnya sambil baca buku, udah persis kayak gua kecil dulu kayak gitu juga, hehehe….

  2. Iya betul…… anak – anak juga udah pegang gadget masing – masing. Kalo gak dibatasin, sampe tidur aja bisa pegang gadget. Akhirnya bikin aturan deh jam 8.30 kumpul gadget di kamar mama, besok pagi baru ambil lagi. Trus kalo makan keluar di resto, selama makanan belon dateng masih boleh pegang gadget makanan dateng mau foto – foto juga boleh. Tapi saat mulai makan semua gadget harus udah disimpan di tas …. gak boleh ada lagi di meja. so far sih masih ok.
    Selain itu aku juga jelasin perlunya sosialisasi sama temen, bukan cuma gaul di medsos aja. Untuk anak yang gede… berhasil, begitu kumpul bareng temen, otomatis gadget masuk tas langsung. Sekarang yang masih pr, yang kecil , kelas 6 sd nih… masih harus dinasehatin terus.

    • Anakku sebetulnya kalau pergi keluar atau main sama temennya entah di rumah atau di tempat main tuh dia gak pernah minta gadget, dia lebih seneng main2 sama temennya. Tapi sayangnya ada juga temen2nya yang selama mereka playdate tuh malahan sibuk sama gadgetnya sendiri dan gak mau main, jadinya anakku suka kesel karena dicuekin dan boring juga, terus akhirnya dia minta main gadget juga deh. Terus kalo hari sekolah juga dia gak boleh pegang gadget. Tapi ini masih gampang diatur karena masih kecil, gak kebayang entar pas SMP pasti gak bakalan senurut ini, hehehe……………..

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