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I've Deleted Facebook!

By Sjay235 @naturalmommainm
Ok, let's clarify that title. I've deleted the Facebook app from my phone.
I've been thinking about it for a while, and today I hit the X on Facebook while the icon danced in front of me.
I've deleted Facebook!
Because it has been taking over my life. Simple as that. I am on Facebook for more time each day than I should be, and a large part of that is because I have access to the app wherever I go. I can be at school in class...and checking Facebook. I can be sitting while Isabelle plays....and checking Facebook. I can be wandering round the supermarket....and checking Facebook. And, worst of all, I can be in the car....and checking Facebook. And yes, I mean while I am in the driver's seat. Yes, I know how bad that is.
So maybe you'll see why I've decided enough is enough. I don't want to be the idiot on their phone while they are in charge of a car. I don't want to be that person sitting waiting for the doctor whose eyes are glued to her phone for 45 minutes (as I was today). I don't want to be the mom on Facebook instead of talking to her kid. 
It had to go.
The thing is, most often, nothing new is happening on Facebook, so why I feel the need to check it so often is totally beyond me! Even if something does happen - it's hardly going to be life changing for me is it? Anything important and I will get a phonecall or text. Everything else is just me being nosey.
Coming up to Christmas, I was very aware that I do not want to spend the entirety of the festive season on my phone instead of with family. 
More than that, I am a massive hypocrite as far as my child is concerned. She sees me playing on my phone and asks me "Press a buttons mummy?" which means she wants to play on the phone. I don't like her using the phone or iPad, so then I say no. No, it's not OK for you to do what I'm doing? That makes me a hypocrite, and I don't like it at all. I also don't want Isabelle to think it's OK for adults to have their nose attached to their phone and not be paying full attention to her. In my eyes, that's not great parenting - and I am guilty of it. 
So, Facebook is gone. Gone from my phone. Of course, I'll still use it on my iPad but I hope by taking it off my phone I will make a little change that will have a big impact. 

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