His Memories Too
Brayden attended a birthday party a month ago and received a thank you card with a picture of all the kids that attended the party. He was so excited about that picture. He held onto it so tight and said, “Wow, my very own picture!”. I was so confused. There are pictures of him all over the entire house. Big pictures of him on every wall. When I asked him about it he said he’s never had his own picture before. That made me sad. I have hundreds of pictures, but he never sees them because they are boxed up and out of reach from grabby baby hands.
I made Brayden (and Kennedy too) a keepsake box from Mpix last year. I put ticket stubs, pictures, and little trinkets in it. I pulled it down from Brayden’s shelf so he can now reach it and look at it whenever he wants. It’s his own little treasure box. You can of course use a shoe box as well, but the Mpix boxes are way cuter.
By having his own little box of pictures he feels like the memories are his too. I love that. Because that is why I do what I do. That is why I document their lives. For me and for them.