I always embrace a new way to preserve memories. So many things happen, so many high points, low points, memorable points, so much that I won't remember unaided. And I want to remember as much as a I can about my children growing up. I wish I could just simply add some more memory to my own personal hard drive, but given I can't, there are ways to remember good things. And it's more than just photos.
I am pretty certain I gleaned this awesome idea from Brooke at Inchmark.
Whenever the Doctor says something funny, I take a scrap of paper (and I mean scrap, an old receipt, the back of an envelope etc) and write it down with the date. I then pop it into a tin.
When I'm having a grey day, I take out these little things and read them. And there are some real funny ones in there:
'Mum, look what the Winterman says!' - the Doctor calls the weatherman the Winterman. Quite apt during Winter.
'Mum why is that dog going for a walk without it's anter?' - the Doctor for some unknown reason calls owners 'anters'. It's too darling to correct him.
Or this one from pre-Christmas last year: 'Our Christmas lights are dancing'.
Or this one: 'Thank you for letting me do some toilet training a very while ago'. (Seriously, the pleasure is all mine).
Cheap and cheerful. Got any other ways to preserve your darling memories?