Hi, my name is Angie, and I'm addicted to Instagram.
On the day all the moms proclaimed what we were willing to give up for the week, I was hesitant, wondering if I should just give up Facebook or blogging instead. Even though I was shaking, already anticipating the withdrawal from my beloved "IG", I went for it. I committed myself for a week-long IG fast.
Sunday began my journey, and it was hard. So hard. I kept thinking of the pictures I wanted to post, kept wondering about what others were posting, what I was missing. I stared at the little icon on my phone, longing to click on it, to instantly be connected with my Instagram community. But I was strong. I prevailed. I survived a week without Instagram. Go me!
OK, so confession: I'm being slightly melodramatic; it wasn't really as hard as I'm letting on. It was easier than I thought. But come the end of my fast, I hopped right back on Instagram and caught myself up. Oh, it's so good to be back! Yeah, yeah, I learned a valuable lesson, too. Maybe, perhaps, possibly I overdosed on the awesomeness that is Instagram, and I probably should spend a little less time on it. I will, I promise; this Screen Free experiment wasn't a total waste. I'll post more #latergrams and less "insta" ones to ensure that I'm actually getting the most out of my present moment--be that whatever I may be doing, whether it's playing with my kids or hanging with my husband--so I don't lose myself in the silliness of it all and actually "exist in the now."
But....I have a week's worth of photos that never made their way into Instagram land, so here goes:
Would've Been Post #1 -
|Time to tone the thighs. #daisydukeshereicome|
Would've Been Post #2 -
Would've Been Post #3 -
Would've Been Post #4 -
|I'm going to eat you! #walrusface|
After I did a little Google research, I came up with the idea of the boys actually feeding a walrus. What better way to learn what an animal eats than to feed it to them? They loved that. (By the way, in case your kid ever asks: Walruses eat clams, snails, worms, crabs, etc. I'd hate for you to find yourself in my predicament one day. So there you go.)
Since we were learning about Walruses anyway, why not do another walrus picture while we were at it? I cut out all the pieces and Spencer glued on all of his. Ash just ate the glue stick, so I assembled his walrus.
Would've Been Post #5 -
|Spaghetti painting. #lookslikeworms #butdontmentionthattospencer|
Would've Been Post #6 -
|Driving along in my automobile. #chuckecheese|
Would've Been Post #7 -
|Happy Birthday to an Old Geezer! #30sclub|
On his actual birthday--Cindo de Mayo--Dave and I went out to dinner at a fancy smancy restaurant with the in-laws.
Here are more random Would've Been Instagram Posts from the week:
|Sometimes Eerily Quiet doesn't translate to Big Mess. #whoknew|
|Homemade Memory made from family pictures. #davekickedbutt|
|Mommy's muffin-makin helper. #orbananastealer|
|Snow's a-melting. #waitingforthenextround|