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Your bundles of joy — your kids — will not remain little forever. They will grow up, leaving behind their sweet childhood that you can only recall in the form of memories.
We hope all those heartwarming moments when your kid took their first step, called you mommy or went to kindergarten will be imprinted in your mind forever. But with time, all these magical moments fade, and we forget the little details.
And to be frank, parents have so many things to do that it is hard to remember every little thing that happened in all those wonderful 18 years.
Though we take photographs of those cherished memories, pictures don’t always deliver especially when it comes to physical objects like toys. So, here are some ways to save those special memories forever.
Replicate the First Toy
Your child’s first toy will always be close to your heart. But the fact is that it will break one day and you will probably forget it.
And when your kids will grow up and ask you one day about their first toy, you will be totally lost (if you didn’t save it). Believe me, such moments can be very irritating and a bit sad as well.
Obviously, you can’t stop your child from playing with the toy so that it will not break and you can save it. But you can definitely make an exact copy of the toy with clay!
Hire a professional, spend some money, and make a replica of your kid’s first toy as a memory.
We hardly get time to look at the photo album we made of our children, yet it is something we love. You all will agree that it is very difficult to set aside a special time to break out the album and reminisce.
Thanksgiving? Maybe birthdays? But special occasions are already so jam-packed that this often gets put to the side.
Well, I am not saying that you shouldn’t make a photo album. But along with the album, make some canvas prints from somewhere like 365Canvas.
Pick out a couple of your favorite moments and hang them in your bedroom or living room. This way, you can decorate your home with your special memories, and be able to view them daily.
A Memory Box
A shoebox, a paper, and pen can become a fantastic source to save precious memory. You can’t capture words in a camera (unless you always have the video recorder rolling) when your child says something surprising, funny, cute, or quirky. But you can definitely write it down and save it in the memory box (along with their first toy too if you have room).
Nothing complicated, no spending money and definitely no professional hiring. All you need is a piece of paper, a pen, and a box to make some treasured memories.
You can read a line or two from this box every time you are feeling down, demotivated or sad to get inspiration and feel happy again.
Your child’s memories are a great treasure and have the power to turn your saddest days into happy ones. Make sure to preserve them!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.