Recently, I had an experience that perfectly illustrates what being distracted, and not present, looks like. I had been sitting on the floor playing with my two year old twins with my phone in my pocket. Normally, I have my phone put away when I am home, specifically so that I can spend quality time with them. But for some reason it was still in my pocket and buzzed with a text message. Out of reflex I pulled it out and headed down the mobile device rabbit hole as I moved from responding to that text message to my email inbox. And then, literally out of nowhere, a plastic sippy cup of milk smacked me in the temple! Not truly out of nowhere, but out of the hand of my daughter who gave a giggle and responded with “Hi Daddy” when I looked up. Talk about getting smacked in the face with the realization that I had been doing exactly the opposite of what I wanted to do in that moment. Rather than being engaged and present with my kids, I was sucked into my phone.