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07-09-2009, 04:05 PM
I've been thinking lately about starting a journal for my son. Something to just write things down in that he does/says that is cute, funny, cracks us up, his little pet peeves and quirks, things like that. He's 4 now and really starting to develope his own personality and says the cutest things, I'm afraid if I don't write them down I'll forget and thought that it might be something to start as a keepsake for him when he gets older...you know to read over and say "did I really say/do that"?
Does any have one of these started, if so how's it going? Anything think it's a good idea? My concern is finding the time to keep up with it.
07-09-2009, 04:11 PM
I think its a very cute idea. I'm religious about keeping up with my son's record book.
Your idea is something I'll have to definitely consider when he's a little older.
07-09-2009, 04:24 PM
Wonderful idea. I too record this in each childs baby book. But I have this little section in my brain that purposely stores "mommy memories." Like I said, I can't remember where I parked my car half the time, but I reserve these special important things right in the noggin. My daughter loves hearing goofy stories about herself.
FYI you probably won't forget.
07-09-2009, 04:43 PM
I hope I won't forget. My minds like mush these days (LOL). I filled out his baby book all the time but now that he's older I want to keep these memories as well. I ordered a Preschool - 12 grade memories keepsake book for him so I hope that will help me keep up on things.
07-09-2009, 04:48 PM
I ordered a Preschool - 12 grade memories keepsake book for him
Oooooo, I want one! Where did you find that?
07-09-2009, 05:22 PM
Yes, where did you find that? I would be very interested in one myself. I keep scrapbooks for my kids already. Pictures and journaling, major events, etc. It's a lot to keep up on though.
07-09-2009, 08:28 PM
I've been thinking lately about starting a journal for my son. Something to just write things down in that he does/says that is cute, funny, cracks us up, his little pet peeves and quirks, things like that.
I do try to do this. I tried to start while i was pregnant, writing only every few weeks or so, after dr's appts or whatever. I figured this was my first baby, and hopefully we will have another and then I might want to look back and remember "what did they do at my 16 week check-up"?
Anyway, so then I continued it after dd was born. I don't write as often as I would like. Still probably only once a month. Unless she does something new (8 months old), then I will try to write a quick 2 lines that day.
I just type it into a word document with the date and her approx. age.
Then, hopefully, around her first birthday I will compile it all, and start the nexts years writing.
Ideally I'd like to write her a letter on (around) her first birthday too, that she would read when she was older, summarizing her first year, how I felt about things etc.
These are things i HOPE to do, but i realize that it might not happen, especially when you get more then 1 kid!
Still i have the best of intentions!
07-09-2009, 09:47 PM
I made a scrapbook of my pregnancy and my sons 1st year. I thought about doing a little journal to keep up with what he was saying and liking at the time but by the time I thought about it he was already like 14 or 15 months and I know I couldnt go back and remember all that stuff. I really wish I would have though.
07-09-2009, 11:48 PM
Walmart has babys first calendars for $5 in the calendar section. They have a section for monthly photographs and to write New things I can do this month ... and a space for Favorite Memories ..... each month. I plan on cutting these two things out for each month and pasteing them into her baby scrapbook. I also record her height and weight each month in the space given for that.
07-10-2009, 02:08 AM
I did this when i was prego alot, now i still do it but not as often as i'd like. Tie runs away. Mine to is a word documont, just be sure to back it up i lost mine once but had a back up copy.
07-10-2009, 08:30 AM
I started to keep one during my pregnancy too, after Dr. appts., how I was feelings, things like that. I'm excited to start one now as he' s getting older.
The Preschool-12 grade memories keepsake I got was on Amazon.com. I couldn't find one in any book stores in the mall that started with Preschool so I looked on Amazon. It was sent to me through TheSupplyCabinet.com and it's really nice, has places for them to write their name each year, list names of teachers, friends, photos, all sorts of memories to keep. I also ordered through Amazon a birthday keepsake book which is really nice.
Now just to find the time to catch myself up on it (LOL).
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