Meet Sung Bin Park Boudreau-our newest Cape Cod Mom Blogger! Technology now far surpasses our grandparents and parents age and someday will rival the age that we grew up in... We welcome her to our team and we look forward to her green and natural parenting blogs!! Welcome!!!!
"Oh, dear child,
I can only imagine what you will be capable of and what new technology will be available to you in the coming years.
But as you become hyper-linked to a world of instant messages and texts (and who knows what else is on the horizon), I hope you will also come to respect the simple things in life that I knew and grew up with.
May you look back fondly on your youth filled with summers at the beaches here. Or enjoy the outdoor play of running around at the local playgrounds, just as I did when I was a child living in the city.
Though you will never know arcane things like fax machines, word processors or pagers that I was once accustomed to, I hope we will have some mutual understanding for the things that are designed to make our lives easier.
Mostly, I hope you will not look at me with disdain when I tell you your iPod or portable device is not your only mode of entertainment and that having a family
meal without interruptions from texts is mandatory.
While I promise to try to keep up-to-speed with the latest advances and not be a “lame” or “out of it” parent as much as I can, I hope you will also be able to slow down enough to enjoy life without fancy gadgets, at least for a bit.
I will try myself not to get sucked into incessant texting or Internet surfing and to be a good role model for you, but to also be there alongside you when you need to research the web for a project or need help crafting and proofing an email.
All this to say, you will be far smarter and savvier than I, when it comes to the newest apps or innovations. But I would never admit that.
I will just subtly nod and start saying things like “I remember when…” while secretly being in awe of your aptitude."
This was a letter that I wrote for my toddler (or future adult to be) on a local Patch.com when I was living in Brooklyn, NY but it has since been repurposed to suit our new home here. It’s hard to imagine where she will be in this evolving digital age but I do hope it happens rather slowly. In fact, I would love to cocoon her in an attempt to raise her in a natural more conscientious way without the challenges of technology and media but I know I wouldn’t be able to do it forever. She will inevitably get old enough to make her own decisions, sigh. Hi, I’m Sung Bin, I just moved from New York City to become a year round Cape Codder and have been itching to explore every corner beyond our domicile. There are so many joys and surprises and as a first time parent looking to raise her child in a natural way, I hope to share some of those experiences with you. I’ve been lucky to spend this summer here with my little one and can’t wait to see what the rest of the seasons will bring.
8/23/2012 04:13:42 am
Lovely letter! I too hope for my kids to grow up running outside and enjoying the sun and the rain. I hope for them to not be connected to the digital world. And I too hope new changes happen slooooow...
8/23/2012 04:39:48 am
Beautiful letter! A lot of the time kids don't remember the small things or appreciate them until they are gone - usually in adulthood.
8/23/2012 06:07:55 am
I wish I would have thought to have written my child letters every so often when she was growing up. That is something that I can not go back and do now, but regret not doing then.
8/24/2012 08:22:57 am
Such a wonderful letter. I have many letters stashed for my children that they get to read as they grow older.
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