My 3-year-old is on email


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May 9, 2016 – Quote of the day: “Lions eat dandelions you know.”

My three-year-old has email. No, he can’t read nor write. But he has an email address and an inbox filled with hundreds of unread messages — from mom.

I’ve been sending him and his older brother letters and photos (like the one above) since they were born.


There is something special and initimate about writing a personal note to your child.

Even though I blog about our adventures online at Kids in T.O., I tend to undershare when it comes to social media. I try not to post my kids’ faces on Facebook. I have snapchat but have yet to dive in. And Twitter and Instagram are supposed to be about parenthood in Toronto and less about them.

So when I want to remember a moment, I drop them a line. When they stop to smile, I capture it and push send. When they say something funny, I type it and email when it’s freshest in my mind. And –until they can choose for themselves to ‘share’ – it’s just for them.

I can’t wait for their first ‘reply.’

How do you chronicle your kids’ lives?


One thought on “My 3-year-old is on email

  1. So amazing! Just a couple of weeks ago I set up email addresses for the kids too. I haven’t yet sent them an email but it will probably be faster to do than writing in my blog about our lives 🙂

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