Thursday, August 26, 2010
Beyond the Baby Book
I started journals for both my girls. I try to write in them at least once a month. Some months I just jot down new things that are going on with them. Other entries include details of road trips, birthdays, holidays, etc. When I started this...good grief 2 years ago! Is my Teeter Bees really 4 already? I wasn't sure what my purpose was, but last month Tuck and I read through the girls' baby books and journals. We laughed and we cried. We laughed at little memories like Bowbas's first sentence "shud da door" and we cried at the scary times like Teeter being rushed to the ER with a severe allergic reaction to an ant bite.
We looked at each other and realized that these are our daughter's lives right here in writing. I have created something that they will be able to look at when they have kids. They can remember all the fun and exciting things we did like going to Crump's Garden to see thousands of beautiful poinsettias or getting to enjoy 3 Easter egg hunts in one weekend! And they can remember how Mama and Daddy took care of them during scary times like ant bites and breath holding spells.
Do you document your kiddos? How?