Memories, we create them everyday. The fully comments that our children share. The huge smile on their faces as you’re pushing them on the swing at the park. The early morning cuddles that give you just enough to get through the day. In this day and age our memories are captured so easily. Snap a photo on your phone and boom. You can walk down memory lane everyday if you wanted to. I finally had to delete some photos off of my iPhone the other day, yes to make room for more memories, and came across some photos I had forgotten about. Some videos that are priceless, like the one where Miss K decided that the hummus should be all over her face, clothes and hair as opposed to inside of her tummy. The video of my dad holding her just a couple of months old and singing to her. Her first photo at two minutes old that her daddy took with tears in his eyes not able to believe that she really was here and all ours. And of course so many more. But what do we do with these photos? I currently have 11,000 photos on my phone. Yes that is with deleting a couple of thousand. Do I really need that many on my phone? I know I am not the only person out there that has this issue. Someone asked me why I don’t upload them to the cloud or a computer? I do, but some of the photos I just can’t bring myself to delete. So please tell me what you do with all of your photos in this day and age? Who still actually prints photos? Other than the one or two a year I blow up either to frame or on canvas, what can I do with the the rest of ‘my memories’ so that they are front and center? Help a mama out.
I had to share with you the poem below that I had saved to my photos. It is a very good reminder for all of us to slow down. To find out more about Rebekah Knight, click here.
slow down mummy, there is no need to rush,
slow down mummy, what is all the fuss?
slow down mummy, make yourself a cup of tea.
slow down mummy, come spend some time with me.
slow down mummy, let’s pull boots on for a walk,
let’s kick at piles of leaves, and smile and laugh and talk.
slow down mummy, you look ever so tired,
come sit and snuggle under the duvet, and rest with me a while.
slow down mummy, those dirty dishes can wait,
slow down mummy, let’s have some fun – bake a cake!
slow down mummy, I know you work a lot,
but sometimes mummy, it’s nice when you just stop.
sit with us a minute,
and listen to our day,
spend a cherished moment,
because our childhood won’t stay!
~ R. Knight