I have kept a notebook in my drawer that I named "Funny Things My Kids Say". My girls have their fair share of funny sayings, but this book is mostly full of Max"isms". He started talking full sentences at 12 months and since then all he talks about are body parts, swear words, telling jokes or asking questions that are so funny, but very inappropriate. I have absolutely loved looking back at this notebook because I forget so easily all the sweet and funny things that my kids say.
One of my favorite quotes was when Max was barely three, a kid asked him "Why are you black, Max?", and he said without hesitation, "I'm not black, I am brown...why don't you know your colors yet?" He is so clever and witty and he keeps me laughing my ass off! I know that when my kids are all grown up this will be a precious book to look and laugh at.
Last week I was asked to write a letter to my 12 year old daughter by her church leaders. I was supposed to write about what my hope was for her future. I wrote this letter and it made me cry. It made me realize that I need to put these words down on paper A LOT more. I've always been encouraged to write in my journal but at this stage in my life I think it is even more important to write to my kids so they can remember their childhood. Also, if something were to happen to me I would want my kids to have letters from me, to remember how I felt about them, the love I had for them, my words of encouragement and my hope for their lives.
With some hesitation, I decided to attach a copy of the letter that I wrote to Madison. I hope it will inspire you to write something like it for your sweet ones. I know these letters will one day be cherished, so I decided that every Sunday I would write one letter to one of my kids or to another loved one...i will put it in a file box so it will be kept safe, or if they are old enough I will give it to them.
I'm very excited to do this and I hope you will join me in this endeavor! I have created several labels in a variety of colors to customize a notebook or file box for your specific situation.
I got this great patterned file box, binder and notebooks all from Target...all you need to do is print out your label of choice (5x7 or 4x6), cut it out and put it on. It it easy, cheap and cute!!