I stumbled across this New York Times post Why I Didn’t Answer Your Email,
The crux of it is in this passage below.
Plain and simple, you didn’t get a response because, on some level, I made a judgment call.
I get that we all have different priorities and are in different phases of life
I snuggled my youngest son at bedtime that
night,because he asked. I snuggled him even though your email was calling, and some part of me wanted to pull away from the tedium of bedtime and reply. Replying would have felt fresh and new, while bedtime felt old and stale, although it has grown far less demanding of late, with no more reading out loud and no more splashing baths, many of which I spent answering emails, which was fine, because there were so many bedtimes and so many baths, so very, very many of them, until suddenly there weren’t, although there were still a lot of emails.
So, so true.