Before I had my son, I had all these grand ideas of the things I was going to do to be the perfect mommy. I was going to keep a mommy journal of all of the changes that come with being his mother. I was going to keep up with his baby book and have it updated with all of his milestones. I am not happy to say that I haven’t quite kept up with those goals.
My solution was to do something that makes it easier for me to do. I decided to set up an email address for him. It’s something that he can later take over. It makes it easy for me to shoot him a note whenever. I have shared the email address with our family so that others can send him their love as well. I’m proud to say, I have actually been keeping up with this!
On the way to go and see Elmo, I sent him an email about that day. I explained that he loved Elmo and how excited he would be once we saw his fuzzy, red pal. Then I snapped a picture on my phone and attached it to the email so he could check it out later.
Most recently, I sent him an email of the first time he told me that he loved me unprompted. He told his dad months before and I was waiting for my turn. He delivered the goods on my birthday! How perfect. I hope that one day he really enjoys reading all of those emails and knowing how much his family loves him and enjoy watching him grow.
How do/did you keep up with your child’s milestones? Did the baby book work out for you?