I pulled Kendall’s momAgenda School Years organizer out today to fill some information in and glue in a picture of him from k-3 (I’ve split the “preschool” page in 2 for k-3 and k-4). As it started to come together, I could imagine how amazing it will be in 13 years when it’s full to capacity with artwork and report cards.
I realized I probably won’t be too willing to part with it then. Hopefully Kendall will let me be the keeper of it for a long time. Oh sure, he can borrow it… borrow his memories, but I may want them back in my possession for as long as I live. I imagine I’ll thumb through it and think back to my Letter To My 51-Year-Old Self often, recalling how I felt at 31…
Please know, please remember that you tried to savor that time. Be at peace, knowing you spent late afternoons curled up with them on the couch, that sometimes you just sat and watched them move and run, that occasionally you took inventory of all the things they’d learned in the last week, and that you appreciated your time with them the best you knew how. Know that despite your very best efforts, there was no way to freeze time.
It’s the truth. We can’t freeze time, but we can do our best to record it.
I’ve openly admitted on here many times before that I’m the worst at this kind of stuff. The kids baby books are untouched. I’ve hardly begun putting together photo books for them. So I’m quite proud that I completely filled out everything for the first year of preschool for Kendall. Of course, I can’t start patting myself on the back for following through with something when there are 13 years left… but I’m hopeful.
This year, momAgenda sent me a School Years planner in one of their new, bright colors – grape jelly- for Leyna.
And now they want to give one to one of you. Enter in the widget below, and tell me how your parents recorded and passed on your school years memories to you to win one School Years organizer in a color of your choice. Good luck!
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