My Son Is A Hashtag

by Nora McInerny

I was born in the ’80s, and my parents did their best to document my young life. They stood around flapping Polaroids in the air, waiting to see if I’d actually looked at the camera when they’d asked me to. They dropped rolls of film at the drugstore and hoped for the best. Sometimes they even ordered doubles and got twice the number of out-of-focus photos to place in boxes in the basement.

But today’s children are products of the social age. A world where baby albums have been replaced by Facebook albums. A world where every wedding hashtag is followed by a baby hashtag.

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Photo by Nora. Illustration by Stephanie Han Kim. 

Photo by Nora. Illustration by Stephanie Han Kim.