I’m Addicted to a Phone App…

Yes, I am addicted to an app on my phone called Family Album.  It’s the first thing I turn to when I wake up and it’s the last thing I look at when I go to bed.  How can one app have so much power over me?

It’s because every single day, my daughter posts pictures and videos of Kiko, my first and only granddaughter, from Japan.  Say what you will about technology, but I am forever an uber-fan.  Our whole family, in the USA and in Japan, has access to this treasure trove of Kiko-dom.  Who would have thought that my daughter’s obsession with selfies would someday become one of her best features?

When I see the daily photos and videos of Kiko, it feels like I am right there with her.  It is as if those little smiles, coos, and cries are not directed at a camera, but at me — Grandma.  I watch those videos over and over.  They never get old.  With a little imagination, I am right there with her — not 6,446 miles away.  As The International Grandma, I must grab hold of whatever keeps me sane while I long to hold that little girl.  Right now that sanity comes in the form of a phone app.

By the way, I am not getting paid to endorse Family Album.  I’m just grateful to Kenji Kasahara, the Founder of Family Album.  Spreading the word to other International Grandmas is my way of expressing gratitude for providing us with a window into the daily world of our precious grandchildren!

©Maryanne Zawlocki – TheInternationalGrandma.com

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