Today’s question is: Why would someone agree to attend their child’s field trip and then spend the whole time on their smart phone?
Background: A couple of months ago I attended a 1 hour field trip with one of my children. We went to this really cool place and got an inside view of something really cool. Field trips can be so fun and informative.
Right after we arrived we were standing around this man who is telling us all about how the plant runs and he was showing us all sorts of things on his computer. It was really interesting (I really loved it, can you tell?).
Out of the corner of my eye I see one of the moms frantically clicking away on her smart phone. She isn’t paying attention to anything going on in the moment, only whatever she is doing on her phone. Then I notice her child. Her child saw her. Her child watched her as she totally ignored all that was going on in the present and clicked away at that phone. And it made me think “what is so important it can’t wait 1 hour?” Why do people think what is happening somewhere else is more important that what is happening right in front of them?
For all of you out there that want to say, well maybe she works, here is what I have to say. If she took the time off from work to attend this field trip she should be able to NOT work for the 1 measly hour it trip took. It all comes down to a decision, she decided to attend the field trip, so she should have been there, more than just physically.