Capturing Memories on New Year’s Day
Today, I’m sharing my favorite family tradition!
For a decade now, I’ve made it a habit to take a picture of my children on New Year’s Day. I then ask them a few questions about their favorite foods, colors, games, what they want to be when they grow up, what they think their sibling will be, what they would buy with a hundred or million dollars… all those sorts of things.
After they answer the questions, we look back at what they said last year, and then the years before. There’s a lot of smiles and laughter as we read things like my son wanting to be everything from a monster to Spider Man to just like Daddy when he grows up or thinking his sister will make being a ballerina and garbage lady as a career.
I record the answers in a special notebook, one per child, and when they get too old for this sort of thing (*cry*) I plan to compile us each a scrapbook containing all of the information and photos. I’m so glad I started way back when they were so little – I now have so many precious memories that I know I’ll treasure for as long as I live.
I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year’s Eve and Day, surrounded by the ones you love!