Thursday, August 25, 2011

Family Journal

 Back in May we started a Family Journal.  We fill it in a couple of times a week at lunchtime and Z loves to have me reread the past entries.  It is a great little memory keeper and I hope to one day go back and add photos to it.

We had tried this last year and drew little pictures with each entry.  I could not keep up with the pictures so the journal fizzled after about three weeks.  This time around I bought a blank journal at the bookstore, decorated the front and have kept it really simple....just words :)  We don't write about every day but try to make sure we write about the important events that happen.  It has been a great model for Z in the purpose and joy of writing and he was inspired to start his own journal :)  Lil' C has even gotten in the action and I gave her a blank composition book which she works to fill with her own "writing".

It has been a great thing for our family and it really gets the conversation flowing around the lunch table....lunch is often the meal that is the quietest around here.  We have even had S write a few of the entries when he is with us on the weekend.  I hope that this is the start of a long lasting tradition :)


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