I am so grateful to be a mom in the era of smartphones. In a blink of an eye, while you are digging for your camera, the sweet kid moment could be gone. There are hundreds of snaps of my kids on my phone. For the many times that I forget to bring the video camera, I have utilized the video option on my smartphone.
I have caught pre-school songs, sister moments when they think I am not watching, self-portraits with my girls and so much more. I always have my phone near me. You never know when a moment comes as fast as it goes.
My girls share a room because of space in our townhome. Our room is located just across the hallway, with the ensuite right between the two rooms. One day, I climbed out of the shower to the sound of giggles. I quickly got dressed and snuck over to their door.
I spied my oldest in her toddler bed doing prat falls much to the delight of her baby sister who was standing in her crib.
I whip out my phone and start taking pictures. I am candidly caught and they slowly wind down. I ask my baby to smile and this is what I got in return.
It is now 4 years later from when I took that priceless picture. My girls are growing too fast. As they get older there are always new moments captured on camera but I find myself taking less and less now. I used to snap all the milestone pictures and write a story for each. Now, I am in the moments instead of being behind the camera. It is a very beautiful place to be.
Have you felt OVERstretched in the world of motherhood? You will be happy to know that you are not alone. Fisher Price is launching the Million Moments of Joy campaign, which celebrates the REAL joys of motherhood.
The contest has now launched. For the next 8 weeks. (8 prizes in total. Each worth approx.. $200.00 CAD) check it out on their contest site: www.fisherprice.ca/momentsofjoy.
What can you win in the prize packs?
– My Little Snugabunny Bouncer ($89.99)
– Laugh &Learn Dance and Play Puppy ($59.99)
– Ocean Wonders Aquarium ($54.99)
Disclosure: I am participating in the Million Moments of Joy Blogger Campaign by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Fisher-Price. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.