The other day whilst waiting to be seen by my doctor sitting opposite me on a long padded bench was a mum and her young son. The little chap happily moved, crawled and walked up and down the bench , sometimes wandering onto the floor but never annoying or bothering his mum or anyone else, indeed he was a well behaved little fellow. All the while his mum had her head bent down, eyes on the screen and fingers busy on her phone. This action went on for at least 15 minutes and not once did she pay any attention to her son. During this time I started with smiling at him then moved on to covering my face and playing a game of peek a boo, this simple game and attention was enjoyed by the youngster immensely . During my waiting the mum never acknowledged her son or inter-reacted with him once , surely life’s to short to waste and I am just sad that folk just can’t take time out to smell the roses as their noses are always in their phones.
Posted by cherz, 3rd September 2016