Most parents are amazed by how fast their children seem to grow up. Years fly by and suddenly the infant is going to school. Fortunately, there are several blogs online operated by Moms who offer simple ideas for capturing those early days to avoid forgetting little things. Birthdays, the first day of school, family vacations, and first steps are typically caught on video, but there are so many moments that come and go without much notice. One way to keep track of little incidents is to maintain a “Mom Journal”. Write down the funny things the child says, stories about that first bath, or a delightful reaction to a person or specific food. A favorite storybook, the name of the stuffed animal that went everywhere she did, or that cartoon movie watched over and over are some examples of details that are easily forgotten over the years.
Another idea is to take pictures once a month on the same day for the first six months. Infants change constantly and a picture on the tenth of each month will highlight those changes. Date the pictures and keep them in order. After the first six months, take a picture on the same day each year. Keep them together in a specific box and label it with the name of the child, if siblings are added to the mix. Going through those every so often will bring back memories. Add in drawings, report cards, and small homemade gifts given to round out the components. Continuing this activity through high school or college years will provide a complete picture of the child. The end result is perfect for a graduation or wedding gift, or parents can keep the boxes to show their grandchildren.
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