I am often judged for having my phone in hand… always. It’s not that I have important phone calls to tend to, nor do my sale reminder emails from Costco or Old Navy require my immediate attention. I am on Instagram, checking Twitter, updating a Snapchat story, jumping onto Periscope, and now trying out Beme. This would appear to be a small problem, but let me explain.
Pictures were never my thing. I don’t know anything about photography and to be honest never owned a camera, not until I was married at least, and with that I rarely took pictures, and never wanted to be in them. Once I had child, and I believe this happens to most new parents, I wanted to capture everything. This was a matter of pulling out our “small but heavy” hand held recording device that we always kept in in a protective bag, zipped up, and quite annoying to tote around.
Then baby #2 arrived, and with him came a bigger camera, DSLR to be exact, which took fantastic photos, but even bigger, with an even bigger zippered bag and now with two babies… something had to get left behind.
Enter our last child, and we moved on to the point and shoot. In an effort to have it be more accessible for all those special moments, I ditched the case, protective cover, and threw it in my purse. Now this was the gem that I used to take weekly/daily videos of our life and all the happenings. It was awesome! The only major problem was I damaging them at a rate that my wallet couldn’t manage, and after four point and shoot cameras later, this too died.
Enter the current cocktail of photo, video, and my phone. I can do all of these things with my phone, which comfortably hides in my pocket, no protective case or zipper, and even better sharing all these unexpected moments without having to download, empty, print or edit. I love taking capturing the most unexpected and unplanned moments. I find there isn’t a week that goes by where I don’t scroll through the old footage or pictures that I barely remember capturing but so glad I did. I want to remember that 2am picture of The Boss Man sleeping standing up, or the video of Lil’ J singing in the car, or Big T’s first Halloween.
So is it a problem? Maybe, but it’s working for me to continue doing what I love and documenting these days that are going too fast. Also it would be careless of me to not remind you that I can be found on all of these platforms @notawinningmom