Funny thing, I have an elephant's memory when it comes to seeing the pictures and remembering where we were or what the kids said. I tell them funny, cute, embarrassing stories all the time of when "so and so was a baby." They LOVE it. But they also like to razz me and say things like "Mommy! Okay, so tell us about that time when we were 3 and four quarters and it was a sunny day that one time in ..... April, yes, and I had on that pink dress with polka dots and yellow stripes with a green ribbon and black shoes and I was on the left side of the east bound sidewalk near the tree that had green leaves but now it has none and we were close to Coconut Grove by the one restaurant ....." HA. HA. Hi-lar-i-ous. Keep it up, and it's Chef Boyardee for dinner!! Not hatin' on the Chef - they hate it, so that would be a horrendous fate in their eyes ;}
But back to the memories!!! I remember my lil man was always sooo dramatic when it came to wounds. Is this a boy thing?!! My girls would have half a limb hanging off and they'd keep on biking, hiking, running, jumping ..... my son sees A SCRATCH and he's practically screaming for an ambulance. My Goodness. Well, that was back then ........ now he's a 7.5 year old who only sometimes, kinda sorta, needs an ambulance depending on the amount of blood is gushing, and from whom ;)
I also decided that I'm really not able to commit to making fancy schmancy scrap pages that take me HOURS. I obsess over them until they are shadow box quality and that's just not feasible IRL :) I need to do more "get 'er done" style and I realize years from now, my babies won't mind how fabulous the scrapbooks I leave behind are - they will care about the memories and the legacy I'm leaving behind. My kids have always been so proud of me and my scrapbooking, and my daughters have said how sad it makes them not to see me scrapbook anymore. (In fact, upon seeing this, my dd12 said "You're scrapbooking?!! *huge smile!*" So I guess I will be - more often now!
Thanks for stopping by! And just a lil bit of fun news - the new Riley and Company sneak peeks start on Sunday!
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