Last week Caroline proposed that she and I complete a screen-free day. I suggested we do so yesterday. Now it wasn't an absolute ban on screens (even the Amish use electricity). Displays, like the radio in my car, are obviously permitted. I used my phone to communicate via text message or e-mail. But she and I vowed to not use screens for entertainment.
And when I saw the flurry of e-mails in my work inbox timestamped near 11 am yesterday, I realized how wise she was. There were a lot of urgent 11th-hour e-mails related to the start of school, some of which suggested I should go in today. Yesterday could have been so much more stressful had I not followed Caroline's advice.