As much as I enjoy taking photographs of our family’s memories, I enjoy taking videos just as much!
I love being able to document highlights from our trips, vacations and milestones. My kids also love choosing a few to watch at bedtime.
But there IS a problem with our family videos. It’s the same problem that forces me to take a long break from social media several times each year.
The problem with choosing the best-of-the-best highlights to share is it’s not always 100% accurate of our real life. And if anyone struggles with the same thing I do on social media, perceiving that other’s lives are always fun, perfect or incredibly adventurous does nothing but create feelings of jealously, insecurity and judgement.
Although you SEE a fun family photo of a big tent securely fastened in the ground, what you do NOT see is:
…me placing unrealistic expectations on Matthew to finish work early.
…leaving late and everyone being a little grouchy.
…campgrounds being full when we arrived.
…no phone service (aka: not getting to camp with our cousins as planned).
…and, as always with camping, no sleep!
Did we have fun? YES!
But did I completely choose to ONLY post the best-of-the-best (NOT highlighting sweet Ruthie crying hysterically before we could even get the canoe wet)? YES on that one too!