I never thought I would truly fall in love with what was meant to be a commercial, but with this one I did. This is Google’s “Dear Sohpie” commercial. I immediately had that feeling inside of me that said ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’. This video essentially shows you how to setup an email account for your child and start emailing them then when they get older they will have all of these emails from you.
At first I thought, is this crazy? What if email is a faded memory by then? It could, but then again I could always open it and print them out for him if it ever was.
So, I gave in. I opened an e-mail account for my son, he’s 2. Yep, my 2 year old has an account that he will likely not know about until he is much older. Then, I sent the account name to our family members, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
What I love most about this is that family members can email him too and fill his inbox with cherished memories they have of him. Life is so unpredictable that we never know what each day will bring and if we will be here or not when he’s older. Obviously I would hope we all are; however, if not he would have these emails full of memories to read and cherish for life.
I have ever intention of leaving them for him when he gets older then printing them out and presenting him with a book of them or just letting him know the email access and go through them all. Essentially it’s just the same as keeping a journal. Although I would love to write to him each day and I tried this when I was pregnant, it’s just not going to happen. I am a blogger and on the computer constantly so it’s so easy for me to send a quick email to him. I also love that I can email him pictures and different things we have done today.
So, I was won over with this ad, Google did a great job at pulling the heartstrings in this one.
What do you think? Do you keep a journal for your child?
Comments & Reviews
kim hays says
this is a little different. but my 17 year old daughter has had an email for several years. i try to send her funny things – Christian things – inspirational things – Bible verses to fit whatever situation we are going through ( i said “we”) – and sometimes i just email her to tell her how proud i am of her and how much i love her. my mother sends her stuff too. so i think it is a great idea! also – when i was younger -ha – i used to write each child a letter on their birthday – and put it on pretty stationery – and tell about things that happened through the year – the highlights – and all. did that for awhile. third child came around and i do good now just to get a shower a day. have three kids all five years apart. oldest is 17 and youngest is 6 1/2 and one in the middle at 12. wow. my nerves stay shot. i pray for patience daily. thanks.