There is more competitiveness under the roof of the Bergeron roof than I can even sometimes fathom.
The other night, Ben tries to blindside me and comes running over to me with Maya saying, “BABE! LEMME’ SEE YOUR PHONE!!! YOU’RE NOT GONNA’ BELIEVE THIS!”
Ben takes my phone and frantically navigates through to some screen that shows you exactly how many minutes and hours you’ve spent on all of the apps and screens on your phone.
He thinks he’s gonna’ “get” me. I just know that’s what he’s thinking.
Rewind to 2 weeks ago: this little family of mine, minus the mini’s, tried to claim that I was on my phone more than any of them.
I was infuriated because when I tell you that my teenagers are 100% worse at using their phones, particularly in public, I am being totally honest. It’s no different than what I think most other parents deal with, but for them to sit there and try to label me as the offender was insanity.
So, you should’ve just seen all three of them totally pumped to finally throw me under the bus and prove that I was on Instagram, specifically, more than them.
It almost made me smile to finally have the last word…ESPECIALLY when I had no forewarning.
Anyway, they raised their little surrender flags and told me how they were wrong. And, I couldn’t have been more satisfied with how that whole thing rolled out.
As of last Sunday, the Bergeron’s (including Miss Little Katrin Davidsdottir who was almost in a puddle of disappointment tears when we pulled up her numbers) have officially begun a little competition: The Bergeron Cell Phone Challenge.
We pulled up and recorded everyone’s top 3 most used apps, with some exceptions, and every Sunday will total up the amount of time spent on that previous week’s top 3.
The person with the lowest time for the previous week’s total top 3 wins a prize, still yet TBD.
The exceptions, for relatively obvious reasons, are these: Spotify, Phone and FaceTime (so we can continue to stay connected to family members, in particular), Waze, MyFitnessPal, Podcasts, and Numbers/Sheets/Docs (for school and training purposes.
Basically, we’re trying to get people out of the habit of being around other people with their heads tilted down using their phone instead of opening opportunities to connect with the people around them.
So, who else is in?