While I was in Paris caring for Sacha, Chelsea was on vacation in Brazil. Yeah she was there for two weeks. Chelsea returned Easter Sunday, which meant we were together at the apartment.
Have you heard of SNAPCHAT? It is an app for the cell phone, where you can send photos or videos to one another, also you cannot keep the photos or videos as they disappear within seconds (Unless you take a screen shot of it.) My nieces turned me on to SNAPCHAT when it first came out. We snap one another photos and videos every day. I feel like I am with them even though I am faraway.
While Chelsea was in Brazil she snapped us plenty of photos... while we were under a grey rainy sky she was sporting a bikini on the Copacabana. We were jealous. She snapped us videos of salsa dancing on the square, and boat rides to off shore islands.
When my nieces first told me about SNAPCHAT I couldn't grasp the concept why one would send a photo or video to someone and not be able to keep it. What was the point if it disappeared soon after you received it?
My nieces made the point clear by saying, "When you are with someone you "see" them yet you do not keep a "photograph" of every second of everyday, instead it becomes a memory." And so just like that I got it. We see each other everyday through SNAPCHAT and the memories gather within. The photos are simple, often not so perfect, instantly delivered of their everyday moments.
Chelsea and Sacha sending snaps to their cousins at Easter.
I have seen thousands of photos of my nieces school outfits, homework, pets, bad hair days, my mom cooking on Monday, their friends, marching in band, cheering at games, 4-H projects, singing One Direction songs, art class projects, jumping on the trampoline, playing monopoly, making funny faces... I love it! And look forward everyday to what snippets they will send me.
Do you Snapchat? If you do and you want to be see some random every day snaps add me as your friend. My name on Snapchat is, are you ready for this?
Yes that is my crazy name. And the snaps are everything and anything, but mostly random everyday stuff.
I have an idea up my brocante sleeve. If you want to tag along at the brocante with me. I could snap you photos, you could snap me back and we could have a live free conversation about what I am seeing.
Are you going to follow me?