When my first born arrived I had the requisite baby book to hand and dutifully filled in the date of first smile, the date of first tooth and so on and was very excited to do so. As he got a little older though, I would relate the funny stories of his doings each night to my husband. I remember thinking that I should write these down in a book as I will never remember them when he gets older.
So that’s what I did. Now that I have three children I also have three such diaries. When they reach a suitable milestone age I will present them with a lovely diary full of stories of their growing years…
My other motivation is a little morbid perhaps. What if something happens to me and I’m not around to tell them everyday I love them? So my diaries could fulfil this heartfelt duty as well. They will read in my own words and in my own handwriting how much I love them, how much they mean to me and all those moments I really treasured.
Another wonderful idea is to ask my children’s teachers to write a little something for them in the diary each year. I’m going to start doing this. Even though my eldest in now almost 7, he is still young enough for the comments to start with ‘oh he is such a sweet, lovely boy!’
Do you keep a record for your kids to have when they are grown?
Don’t forget to enjoy your day.