Confession time! You see that mom over in the museum who seems to be staring at the phone the whole time? The one just acting like she’s paying attention to her kid?
She will throw her kid many smiles at Chuck-E-Cheese an tell her how silly or cute she is, yet she’s in her phone the whole time.
Oh, she finally put it up for a little to follow her kid to the next event at the fair and they had a few minutes of interaction. Because she thinks that’s what kids want, right?
Oh, hey! That’s me!
While you’re judging me with your judgey eyes – actually missing your own child playing – I am filling my phone (& heart) with memories & actively soaking up every moment with my little.
While you’re glaring at me trying to figure me out or making sure you see the exact moment my child runs away because you think I’m more into my phone, I’m making sure I freeze this moment. Because that’s all it is. A mere moment & then *poof,* it’s gone.
This moment right now is the smallest your child will ever be again. When they wake in the morning, they will be slightly bigger & one day older.
In the first 3/4 months of my little girl’s life, I had accumulated over 700 photos. I was shocked & vowed from then on to try and only take photos of the important or funny moments from then on because you just know you’re going to remember everything. I mean you’re the mom… right? AKA: Supermom. So you’ll definitely remember this.
Wait… what time was your baby born 5 years ago? Oh, yeah. You remember what time you were out of excruciating pain & had a human being depart from your body. But hold on… how much did they weigh at birth 15 years ago? How bright were their faces at the pumpkin patch 17 years ago?
It’s easy to forget even the most important events like remembering down to the ounce & inch for birth weight. I want to be able to look back on how she’s changed over the years so I document even every day things with photographs.
(& then share her eating a sandwich with Facebook.)
I’m so glad I’m one of “those”moms who takes photos of the smallest things and I’m not going to be ashamed. It gives me extreme joy to be able to look back on things my little and I have done together. I’m so glad I feel the need to take too many photos & to hell with only the important/funny moments.
I’m one of “those” moms who are “always on their phone” and I’m damn proud.