This is fine. Two children with iPads and one on my computer in the kitchen. They disappear into their individual worlds.
The easiest babysitting ever.
“They wouldn’t know if we were dead,” I said to Tom.
I do sit with Louis while he does his summer homework: subtraction, and then reading aloud three chapters of Toad and Frog. I make him a bookmark.
Tom brings down a business-size card with “Stop talking” printed on it and places it on Elliot’s iPad. He reads it and bursts into laughter.
Eventually, Sally gives the iPad to Louis and comes to the large computer where we watch Mr. Peabody and Sherman, (her choice) I am thoroughly entertained and she is happy to have me sitting next to her.
We have small moments of contact throughout the afternoon.
We have Fat Boy bars.
And then Sarah and Sam bring doughnuts, and we eat them with milk.
Sugar and screen time. A perfect afternoon.