That stands for an Oh Shit Moment.
Charlaine Harris is a literary GODDESS.
Read Dead until Dark.
Anyways, In life one thing leads to another.
Well my leaving Facebook led to unintended consequences. I am not NEW to unintended consequences. The ever present voice in the back of my mind reminds me once again I STILL need to slow down and work on my mindfulness practice. (My voice of reason sounds like Yoda at the moment… so clearly I’m mindful of my family being on a Star Wars Kick since showing it to Charlie for the first time in late summer).
When I was growing up my family had this giant camcorder they used to record my every move. We had so many of those VHS Tapes when I was a kid. There was always masking tape reading “Alexis Dance Recital June 1987” in my Amaw’s small cursive writing with a label underneath saying “Bonanza DO NOT TAPE OVER” in my Dad’s handwriting. Then over the years, something ended up happening to those tapes. My already small family has lost members and now what I wouldn’t give to see footage of my Amaw and myself together when I was little.
How I imagine my kids when they learned Mama saved her collection of SeaQuest DSV DVDS, But no childhood videos of them being little squishes.
You guys…. WHAT IF I HAVE DONE THIS TO MY CHILDREN!?!
By the time I had Ivy in 2011 I had already owned a smart phone for 3 years. No need for a camcorder, I had an iPhone. And it was all posted and saved to Facebook and Instagram.
I don’t have hard copies of any of the videos of my kids! At all. Not a CD, not an online storage space, not a baby album. Every moment of their lives has been saved to a one form of social media or another. Many probably gone forever. I realized this after seeing a video of Charlie hula hooping for the first time ever at age 3 at Port Orleans at Walt Disney World. I must be missing so many videos that I need to go searching for.
I mean can you even!?
So I am praying to the dogs above that there is redemption for a mama who never did so much as fill in a single line in either of her children’s baby books. All the regrets. You Guys I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER! AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER!!! I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER.
I guess a recovery mission is in order. I will have to get the kids to help me find a way to organize and store all of our family memories. I am totally open to suggestions that does not include scrapbooking. I mostly say that because my current IG picture count is over 17k. Ain’t nobody got time for scrapbooking.
…. and that is the reason I am in this dilemma in the first place. Too much facebook, not enough paper crafting.