Skip to main content

Insta Mothers, how you post such perfect shots?

Social media is no longer a time-pass thing engaging only those who have leisure time after work. I know many people who are running their businesses on social media only making it a professional engagement too. They endorse their skills, products and business offerings here. For instance, many of the mommies I am in touch with are mommy-bloggers who use social media to promote their blogs. This has also become a profession for many of them who get paid for their blogs’ content and promotion. Social media also brings many other paid opportunities for people who have the desired kind of talent in them. My changed view about social platforms encouraged me to develop my social wings too.

How Instagram Mothers post such perfect shots by Vibhu & Me
My raising social wings made me join Instagram recently. I followed many on Insta, mostly the fellow mothers, who are already popular Insta mothers. Honestly, I am a bit not set in posting my updates on this new platform as I am used to of posting my thoughts in clearly stated textual form instead of posting pictures with various hashtags. Nonetheless, I stumbled before I could start getting my followers count. Now that I have more than a cent followers of mine on the new social platform (Instagram) I joined, I am happy with my raising popularity in this word of snaps and videos.

As I belong to the category of Insta-Moms, I generally post pictures of my little hero like other moms who post the snaps of their kids mostly. Though I know on social media everyone’s life appears to be so put together that nothing ever goes wrong for them, I am somewhat not sure about the perfection of pictures that others mommies post here of their kids. I hit a ‘like’ on every such picture post, comment on a few of them and ask myself silently “how these moms get such clear shots of their kids!!" Is it I being lazy and snoozy or something else, that I find my Insta click posts less frequent than many others. I would rather say it is the lack of those perfects shots in my phone gallery that I feel like sharing with others on Insta. My little three years old, who is the soul of mine and a real cutie, is too naughty to get clicked for an Insta ready frame. And that's why I often wonder how those kids (of Insta Moms) perfectly recite a story or a rhyme when are asked so that it can be recorded or posted live? How they agree to wear new clothes of different brands and get clicked in such attitude? How?

My son is a flamboyant soul. He does only what he feels likes and certainly not what I ask him to do. Earlier I used to make him wear what I found suitable. But now he makes choices. He fusses if I disagree with his choice. Even If I want him to do what I want, I have to bribe him. When I see the posts of other mothers, I also feel like clicking the moments of my baby boy when we are both laughing, playing, dancing or doing some other awesome deed together. But the naughty boy does not allow a still second for any click that I can take. For many Facebook and Insta contests, my husband and I tried our best to make our son answer somethings. We failed miserably. Our boy was unstoppable when it comes staying still. He was talking silly when we expected him to answer sensibly. We, husband-wife, wasted some time getting our perfect moment while capturing our boy performing. But we gave up and posted the less poor clip for the contest among many other poorest.
Quite honestly it's just too much! Expecting a 3-year-old, obeying his mother or father when especially asked, is nearly impossible. At least with the one like I have. But again the question is "How Insta moms are sharing those flawless pictures of their kids?", "What am I not doing as a mother to make my son obey me?","Am I a good mother of the new generation?"

The zeal with which most other mothers post on Insta clicking the perfect moments of their young ones, sometimes makes me question myself whether I am a happy mother or not. But then I get a consoling answer from within that I don't require social media approval for my being a happy mother. See, I am reasonable and enlightened enough with my own views, though I still get fascinated by those perfect poses that cute kids give to their mothers so that they can post it on Instagram. How!!

This blog has been first published here: https://www.mycity4kids.com/parenting/cooperation-communication-and-affection-thee-keys-of-parenting/article/insta-mothers-how-you-post-such-perfect-shots
Listen This Post Stop Listening Post

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

My Monsoon Love Hate Love Story

Last year, almost the same time, I packed every belonging of mine and landed to a place which is close to my heart. With bag and baggage, my family moved from Delhi to Lucknow. It was monsoon time when I came here and thank god I witnessed a prosperous rain. Lucknow, though smaller compared to Delhi, is a place I distinguish since childhood. The city of Nawabs is believed as the happiest city in India. As our move was well calculated, my husband and I made sure to have all those things in our lives that I missed being in Delhi. A bigger house (that we can afford), green surroundings, street food access that we missed in Delhi and people who talk in our native tongue.

The Hate Story

I hated the rain when I was in Delhi. My house was in a busy lane of a crowded Delhi locality, and I was living on the second floor of the building. Hence neither I had easy access to the road, nor to terrace. When it rained, I was forced to stay inside. Roads used to get sunk even after the rain of half an…

A few questions to Halloween party people of India

Ugly pumpkins, ridiculous costumes and over-the-top makeup, trick or treating for kids and scary themed parties for the adults, the story of Halloween runs deeply in the Western culture. And these days I have been observing a flood of Halloween posts in my social media accounts . "10 ideas to celebrate Halloween with your kids..", "10 craft projects for Halloween..", "10 things to do at Halloween night.." There are parties happening for Halloween. Costumes are getting sold. Myriads of contests are posting spooky pictures and asking to share even more ghostly pictures. And amidst all this, I am puzzled, baffled and tickled.

I don't know if this is the notion of globalization or a modest thought to adopt cultures regardless of the geographical borders. Howbeit, I am sure about one thing that I hate the idea of kids celebrating Halloween here in India.

I have a few questions in my mind that I humbly want to ask those Halloween party people:
How you are p…

The Utopian World Of Smart Devices

I would like to start this post with telling readers my profession. I am a software professional who has a decade of experience in technology and software development. In those 10 years, I have very closely seen how technology has evolved. Of course, the first urge was the necessity that let every invention happen. And then technology got advanced to make the user experience better and further sound. In the chain of making every sort of experience pleasanter for users, the era of smart devices came. We all remember the time when smartphones came into the market. Before that, we had those dial phones and keypad mobiles. We were able to talk to the other party. But the progression of technology made it real to actually see with whom we talk. We still talk through phones but with added feel and warmth.

The Utopian World Of Smart Devices

Not only smartphones, but there has been an exponential increase in the number of smart devices around us in the last 5 years. When I first heard the ter…