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!