When I became a first time mom I promised myself that I wouldn’t become ‘that’ mom, the baby spammer, on social media. I wasn’t going to take a picture or video of every moment. I just didn’t want to go there so I didn’t. Didn’t take the picture. Didn’t take the video and I wasn’t even worried about it. That is until now.
Motherhood is the single greatest thing that I have ever done. I have had a full life but being a Mum trumps every single adventure and experience I have ever had. Motherhood has also changed the way that my brain works. Simple tasks, don’t seem so simple anymore.
Small and simple things seem to trigger my waterworks. A year ago I would have beat myself up.
I can’t believe your crying over this. Suck it up. Stop being a whimp. This is a ridiculous thing to be crying over.
The list of phases I would use on myself could go on and on.
I’m not sure if having my fourth baby has changed my brain, yet again, or if I have finally just accepted that being a mother has changed the way I react to things.
Tonight, I sat down at my computer to organize my pictures folders. I have way, way to many and need to get them sorted. I was able to combine a few folders. That was until I came across a time shift folder of my two oldest kids sitting in their cribs.
I thought it would be easy to quickly pick a picture of those adorable kids to remember them in their beds squished together but it wasn’t easy.
The time shift photos caught those two playing a small game of hide and seek. If I clicked through them it was almost like a video clip.
Why didn’t I just take a video in the first place?
Now I can’t delete any of the pictures and am sitting here, a blubbering mess. I wish I could go back and take that sweet video to hear their little laughs.
Now I know that time goes by way to fast and you forget the little things
You forget their laughs. You forget their tiny voices. You forget how they refused to get dressed in their jams and instead played hide and seek. The simple moments are fleeting.
Take the picture
Be that Mom. Take the picture. Take the video. Take it for you because one day you will wish you did.
Just please, oh please come up with a system to organize your pictures so you can locate these adorable moments instead of getting lost in folders all labeled pictures.