Yesterday I told you about one of my most treasured possessions, my ten year journal.  it is the perfect way for me to record my memories but I wanted to get something with more space for my son’s comical stories and actions that I did not want to forget.  I invested in a lovely leather bound book with blank lined pages.  It is beautiful but has basically remained on the shelf since we got it!  I realized one day that if I did not write down his funny action right as it happened, then I would forget to do it later.  It is just too hard to keep his journal up and take care of him at the same time!  I love keeping it but I must admit I am not always diligent enough about writing things down. It is too much of a juggling act and I can’t throw another ball in the air!
My husband came up with a great idea one day.  He set up an email address for our 15 month old.  It sounds crazy, right!  It is genius and works well for us!  We simply email our son his funny story or sweet memory or sometimes just a cute photo.  Sometimes I sit at the computer and write out a long note but other times I just shoot him a quick email from my phone about a funny word he just said or a “first.”On the first of every month, I go in and print out each of the emails and stick it into a binder for him to enjoy someday.  The other great part is that he gets emails from other family members and friends.  My dad, his grandfather, will send him cute email notes and my brother always sends him photographs.  It is a great way for everyone to feel they are chronicling his childhood along with us.  I hope you will do the same for your little ones!

3 Comments

  1. Leanne Sutton on July 25, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Love this idea, as I also with trying to keep a journal for my 20mth old along with run a business and keep up with her. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kelley on July 26, 2010 at 4:12 am

    What a lovely, smart thing to do! The greatest thing about it is the ease of doing it on the spot with quick little emails. Aren't you thankful that we live in the age of great technology?!
    kelley@thehiddenlist.com

  3. Holly Days on July 27, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    I love the idea of an email account where you send the stories!

    I do a scrapbook of my kids' first two years of life and I have a blank calendar that I keep on the fridge. It allows me to note small things that we do or things that they have done that are cute or funny. Because I love pictures, there is usually a picture of the events and I can use the calendar to jog my memory on what we actually did. Then I journal about the event on the scrapbook page.
    I plan to keep the calendar thing going after my little one turns 2 so we can remember our family events.

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