Keep up on writing down your child(ren)’s milestones.
I was all proud of myself for getting a Baby’s 1st Year calendar. I thought that surely I would do a better job at filling it out if it were in calendar form. I mean, how hard can it be to just fill things in as they happen on a calendar?! (I mean, this thing even has stickers, STICKERS to mark special occasions!) Apparently, extremely hard. I have to catch up from October! I know there was something special about October 19th, but I have no flipping clue what it was I wanted documented. This poor child is going to be amazed that she accomplished anything since there will be hardly any record kept.
“But MOM, obviously I learned how to walk, I’m walking right now.”
“Yes Emberly, but it’s not noted in the calendar, so you definitely have not learned to walk yet. Sorry sweetie. Maybe next year.”
Please people, learn from me. Document, document document…in a timely fashion. Don’t let your child become a non-accomplishing mess like mine.
In my defense, some of the stickers are stupid. Who really cares when she watched a video? Maybe the first time she quoted a movie, now that’s worth noting.
Oh, and we’re probably not going to be able to use the “First haircut” sticker until she’s 12, so that’s a waste.
And could some of these come with descriptions?! “First coo,” WTF? She came out making noises. I have yet to hear her say “coo.” And “First meal out.” Out of where? The womb, ’cause that would be the day she was born. Out of the house? Out of the house where she got to eat the food from the place we went out of the house?!?!