Mothers that blog, assume that one day their digital journals will become a part of their children's history books, so to speak. While many of my posts contain content about my girls, my blog never was solely intended to focus on my children. Instead this blog was created as an outlet for me, something of my very own. I am not sure how many things are my very own these days and sometimes, the blogging outlet is a blessing. If you happen to be a regular reader of this blog, you know it's a big mishmash of this and that, ponderings, giggles, and happenings. I wouldn't have it any other way.
But I got to thinking. As my interest in writing has peaked, I feel I need to share this interest with my girls. I've decided to pick up two blank journals, one for Sj and one for GL. Each month on their day of birth, I am going to write them a journal entry. I would be kidding myself if I didn't mention that I was inspired by the one and only Dooce. Every month she writes a post to her daughter, touching upon her life.
For me, honesty and intimacy will be most truly spilled upon the pages, not in digital format. But instead in my own handwriting, maybe even a doodle here or there. A little special piece of me, accompanied by a piece of them, to one day read and reflect. Hopefully I can even include a photo from the month to help create a visual journey as well.
Which makes me wonder, how do you celebrate the little moments as well as the big ones in your children's lives?