Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Journaling My Kids

When my daughter was born I started a journal and wrote to her almost every day. As she got a bit older the number of entries began to diminish. When she was 3 my son was born and I started again, but with 2 kids I quickly faded in my commitment. A few days ago I read her a few entries and she loved it. It really made me want to journal again. It also made me feel like I cheated my son of the same effort.

My thoughts this time is to create a blog for both of them. Not really mentioning their names, but keeping an almost daily journal of what is going on in their lives. This way grandma could keep up as well. I don't think I'd share the site names with anyone other than my mom. I probably wouldn't let anyone comment either. I just was a permanent, CONVENIENT, documentation and record of what is going on in their lives right now that they can read about later.

PLUS, this would most likely be my memory someday. I'd probably print them out each week and start a binder as well.

Anyone else journal to their kids?


me said...

That sounds like a cool idea. But the problem is do you really think this "internet" thing will be around too much longer.. you know it's just a fad.

The MAN Fan Club said...


I can still check out my tblog entries. Should print some of the best one off.