New to Instragram: just in time for Canadian Thanksgiving

We are on the cusp of πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Thanksgiving long weekend which begins with:

  • PA day (no school on Friday)
  • 1 sick child (hope it’s short-lived)
  • 1 birthday party
  • 1 cancelled extended family dinner on Friday night
  • 1 new job (for me, walking a neighbour’s dog starting next week, yippie!)
  • 1 broken fridge (again) (but new part coming, labour fee waved)

Instead of a full turkey I bought two giant breasts and four legs. I have cranberries to make my special sauce which will scent up this house with appropriate odours (and hopefully mask the hockey odours. πŸ™ƒ)

I have pumpkin puree I made myself to make into pie with store-bought puff pastry. And I will pick up some….green beans maybe? Or brussel sprouts?

Still working on the stuffing idea. Maybe I’ll drop into Farm Boy quick…

My parents are bringing my daughter’s favorite mashed potatoes, and salad. The mashed potatoes are so buttery and so smooth, no one is able to copy the recipe the same way. So, I don’t bother…I just ask for them and she brings enough to have leftovers for the girl child!

That feast will happen on Sunday after hockey.

Why yes, the league does schedule hockey on long weekends. Why do you ask?

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ’ πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Twice! On Saturday and on Sunday! πŸ™„πŸ˜‰πŸ™ƒ

Here’s another thing I did this week (just smack me upside the head):

I joined Instagram.

Writer of Words etc Instragram

Sigh.

Last thing I need is to be exposed to more social media. However, my daughter and her gal pals are heavily involved in IG and I’m unfamiliar with this app so I’m goofing around with it for the purpose of educating myself. I can monitor the activities of my child and at the same time gain further insights to the big bad ways of the internet.

Here’s what I learned so far:

~ IG belongs with Facebook.

~ I’m on Facebook for the community aspect of it (I sell old toys, connect with neighborhood, school or mom groups for the purpose of communal support, sometimes chat or check in with family and friends in Europe) but I have not, and will not, link it to my IG account.

~ I’m still on Twitter and noticed stark differences in how the two apps operate.

~ I’m learning a lot and although my tween shows me the ropes on some things, it’s clear to me that she has less than passing knowledge on almost anything to do with this app.

~ At the same time, and compared to what I see her friends are doing, she’s more educated, better prepared, and more practical in her IG activities than they are. So far. πŸ™‚

~ It means she’s listening to me (pat on my pack) and respecting my rules. πŸ’Ÿ

So far so good.

The alternative is to turn a blind eye and hope for the best (ain’t gonna happen in my house) or ban it (which will only encourage consuming behind my back).

So, I’m on Instagram. Come see me there!

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12 thoughts on “New to Instragram: just in time for Canadian Thanksgiving

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  3. Did you see that the company that owns Sobey’s is buying Farm Boy? I hope that doesn’t mean big changes in the Farm Boy philosophy of local goods goes.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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      • Hmm that’s an interesting thought, on reflection I lead the conversations where yes they’ll skate around the serious, then tell me how great lmao fortnite is! And I’m not joking πŸ™‚ but I agree his father HAS to be involved.

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  4. I’m not on IG, Facebook or Twitter, although I’m told I should be. I have no kids at home to monitor. Parents today face so much more in keeping tabs on their kids. It sounds like you are on top of it.

    Is Farm Boy the name of your local grocery store? Love the name given my rural roots.

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    • Farm Boy is a smaller store that sources directly from local farms. The one near me on the western edge of Toronto opened about a year ago and I love it! Fresh produce from nearby, good sales, ethical meat, and not huge so it doesn’t take two hours to get from one end to the other!

      Yes, unfortunately the internet is a huge presence in the kids’ lives. I want to let them explore but be knowledgeable enough to guide them realistically, you know? They’re still young but not that young, so I hope to have a trust-based relationship with them on that topic.

      Sigh…

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