"Mmm, this is good," I said, gesturing to my pizza.
No response from Tom. His gaze was going over my shoulder.
"This is GOOD," I repeated. "How is yours?"
No response. No eye contact.
"Hey!" I clapped my hands. Tom jumped. "What?"
"I'm trying to talk to you and you're watching..." I twisted around in my seat. "SPORTS?" It was a soccer game. A bunch of grown people chasing a ball around.
This happens a lot. When we go out and there's a TV on, Tom's attention will generally drift over to it. Once I was like, "We should go to Target afterwards," and he was like, "YES!" I thought, "Yay, he's finally appreciating how wonderful Target it." It turns out, a football team had just scored a touchdown. He wasn't responding to me at all.
We still have conversation when we're out, don't get me wrong, but Tom's eyes will randomly drift to a screen.
I suppose I understand. When we're out and I see books, I rush over even if we're in mid-conversation. And sometimes at the dinner table, I'll start to read.
I guess we both need to work our attention spans.
Are you easily distracted?