ROSE HILL, Texas – Without a doubt, this is a sign of our phone-obsessed times.
A Texas day care posted a note, which a parent then shared on Facebook last week. The photo has been shared more than 1 million times and generated more than 7,00 comments as of midday Wednesday.
The sign reminds parents that they are picking up their children from day care and shouldn’t have their heads buried in their phones because their kids are excited to see them.
The sign reads:
You are picking up your child.
GET OFF YOUR PHONE!
Your child is happy to see you! Are you happy to see your child??
We have seen children trying to hand their parents their work they completed and the parent is on the phone.
We have heard a child say, “Mommy, mommy, mommy…” and the parent is paying more attention to their phone than their own child.
It is appalling.
Get off your phone!!
The photo prompted strong reaction from many parents on Facebook, with many of them supporting the sign's message.