In the age of social media, everything seems to be online. We are updated with what’s happening with our family and friends even if time or distance keeps us apart.
A common sight to see on my social media feeds are photos of my friends’ and relatives’ children (That should give you an idea how old I am).
Personally, I love seeing photos of my friends’ children or my nephew or niece. However, I do know some people who get annoyed with parents who tend to overshare – why, I am unsure.
Keep Old Memories Fresh
I understand why parents, especially mothers, post a lot of photos of their babies and children. They want to preserve their memory forever so when the children grow older, the parents would have something to look back on and remember.
Posting photos on social media is a good way to preserve your kids’ memories. In fact, one social media platform has a feature that reminds you of what happened the same day in the previous years.
I’m pretty sure that through this feature parents have witnessed the growth of their children. Some people do this by taking photos at the beginning and end of each year, some keep a yearbook where they put and compile all the family photos for the year.
Another way mothers preserve their kids’ memories is through vlogging. I see a lot of channels where moms take daily vlogs and publish it.
I think this is also another fun way to document and share your memories with your children. It will surely remind them of their fun childhood that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Throwback to the Good Times
A few weeks ago, I was visiting my parents’ house and wandered into their room. I saw my mom’s closet and was surprised to see that my letters from childhood were still there! It warmed my heart knowing that my mother kept those letters after all these years.
Actually, it was not just letters, there were also some drawings and greeting cards with all the bad spelling and grammar. Children will only be children once, so savor it.
A particular way that mothers preserve their kids’ memories is by sharing their funny conversations online! Sometimes, kids say the darndest and funniest things without them even knowing it! It’s so fun reading mothers’ stories and conversations online.
So, I say write it down: share it online, keep a journal, blog about it; it does not matter as long as you record it. I’m sure that you will all have a ball talking about it when they are older.
My cousin just gave birth and I discovered a modern way they preserved their newborn’s memory. They went ahead and actually casted their child’s hands and feet to mold them. She and her husband said that this way, the child will know that she was once that small.
Preserving your children’s memory is a good thing. Looking back is a good thing, but what’s better is to keep making memories so you don’t have to keep on looking back. Spend time with your children – best of all, make them want to spend time with you even when they’re old.
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