You must have been there. Your child says or does something no one was ready for and it makes you wonder:
‘who taught him to say this?’
‘How did she know how to that?’.
‘I didn’t know you could do that?’.
Here are a few tips to ensure that you continue to have such moments to warm your heart for a long time.
Get Your Support Network On Board
Try to ask grandparents, nannies and other people who help to look after your child to record such moments. Sometimes at nursery, not everything is recorded because there are a number of children to look after but a little chat with your child’s key worker can go a long way to help save this moment for you to enjoy later.
Get a Journal
If you are able to, find a special journal for your children’s creative and genius moments. Maybe it was something your child said or even wrote. Take a picture, stick it in your journal, write a little story about it and date it. This will help your child, later in life understand their journey.
Capture It In Pictures and on Videos
My phone memory sometimes suffers from low storage. So I am constantly backing up on external storage. The reason for this is that I try to save photos and videos of my children on my phone. A bit of comic relief, the more children you have, the less storage your phone will have. Let me get back to my post 😀
When you have had a stressful or very busy day, relax, spend some time to go through your phone and have a good laugh watching videos or looking through photos of your child. I do this a lot. Sometimes, I have tears in my eyes from so much laughter. I think that’s a good recipe for a good night’s rest.
Talk about it at home as your children get older. Repeat it over and over. Especially if what your child has done falls within creative and scientific. This will help to fuel their confidence later when they encounter challenges.
For example, if your child wrote a wonderful story at age five, safe it and date it. In the future if your child finds a particular piece of work a little tough, remind your child that they have it in them to do well. Remind them of how creative they are.
Time flies very quickly, life is a totality of memories and children grow up so quickly. Therefore save these moments any way you can. Share them with your children and when life gets challenging pull them out and relive good times.
Thank you for these practical steps … I will be more consistent esp with the journaling bit.
Lol and low storage memory! As a mum of 4, you can imagine how many times i get the low storage memory alert! **covers face**
Enjoyed reading these practical pointers. Made me smile too, as I recall the times I have watched baby videos of my children and seen their reactions to even smaller versions of themselves:)
I love the part where you said the more children you have the less memory space you have.
That is so true lol.
This is a beautiful piece I totally enjoyed it.
Thank you x
Ha ha ha thanks for this reminder. I had set up an email account for my son where I send some of our favourite pics/videos and interesting questions of the week, but alas I haven’t done the same for lil sis yet
Thanks for sharing. Capturing those pictures and videos are priceless. I saw some a few weeks ago, just around my wedding anniversary weekend and we could laugh out loud enough.
I love sharing those moments of flashback with my boys.