Blair McMillan wanted to go outside to kick a ball to his five-year-old son, but Trey didn’t want to leave dad’s iPad. Blair and girlfriend Morgan banned all post-1986 technology from their home for a year, reports the Toronto Sun. Both parents were born in 1986.
No computers, no tablets, no smart phones, no fancy coffee machines, no Internet, no cable, and – from the point of view of many tech-dependent folks – no life.
“We’re parenting our kids the same way we were parented for a year just to see what it’s like,” Blair said.
Trey and his 2-year-old brother play Super Mario on an old-school Nintendo in the basement.
Blair went through cellphone withdrawal. “I could almost feel my pocket vibrating.”
Morgan uses a computer at work. At home, she reads books. “We’re just closer, there’s more talking,” she said.
On the down side, Blair and the boys all have mullets.