Don’t ask me how but my daughter knows about Facebook. I don’t know if she fully grasps what it is, however what she does understand is people share pictures and videos for their friends to see. I have shown her pictures of her cousins, funny cat videos that were posted, new babies that were born and more.
Now, don’t think my 7-year-old browses Facebook daily. It’s more a once in a while I come upon something she might enjoy (or she peeks over my shoulder and asks, ‘what’s that?’). Non the less, she knows the name “Facebook”, so when moments come where she wants me to take a video of her dancing with her dog, or wants me to take a picture of a funny face or a crafty art paper she created, one of two phrases have been known to be spouted out. Either “mom put this on Facebook“, which majority of the time doesn’t happen, or “mom, DON’T put this on Facebook“, which has been known to happen! (ha ha) Okay, usually even then I don’t.
One of these moments happened in March while the huzband was away on his missions trip. Little V was doing something where she wanted me to take a picture and put it on Facebook. We got to talking about how having her own outlet to share her thoughts and creativity would be nice. I described how I use my blog as an outlet for myself and then the idea came to me, to create a little corner on my blog for her. A place where she can share the silly pictures she makes, a place to store away the stories she creates, a place to share with her family the thoughts of a little girl!
She has seen my blog before, mainly to look at the pictures and you should have seen her face when I said she could be a part of it. Pure excitement. We chatted some more about some ideas she had before settling in for a movie.
That night as I was heading to bed, I peaked in on my little V one more time. There laying next to her bed was a pencil and her notebook opened up to a page that she had begun writing on. It had two simple words and a picture she drew. What were those two words that made this momma chuckle to herself? She wrote, “I blog“.
So I (finally) introduce you to Velda’s Corner. What silly, wonderous pondering’s will my seven-year old come up with, who knows but I look forward to finding out!