Their 2-year-old boy and our 3-year-old girl were being silly at the table as they ate pizza and fruit salad.
He giggled, “What does NO mean?”
She answered, “No means No.”
They laughed out loud at their brilliance.
“What does YES mean?” he queried.
“Yes means you smile,” she quipped.
I always think I’ll remember the funny things, the sober questions, and the creative lines that my girls say. But if I don’t write them down, they float on right by me…the wind carries them away from my memory. Poof!
Lately, I’ve been trying to jot down their sayings in my Words to Remember book – “A Journal for Your Child’s Sweet and Amusing Sayings.” The square-shaped gift book features lined colorful pages that are cheerful and bright.
I’ll admit that I have had to discard my perfectionist tendencies to do this. I force myself to just capture those words in the moment. I can’t write down a graceful and well-crafted story because I am usually writing with a baby in my arms. Often, my handwriting is a little slanted or the ink is a little smeared. But the words are there…for me to cherish and smile at forever.
YOUR TURN: How do record your children’s witty and wonderful sayings?
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*UPDATE* The winner is #27 marge mckoen. Congratulations!