Why didn't I do that?

I always have the best of intentions when it comes to capturing memories for my girls.

I find Pinterest to be the best and worth place to fuel wonderful creativity and then providing a reality check when my boards are filled with items
for a house I'll never decorate,
a wardrobe I'll never wear,
food I'll never make and
crafts I'll never do.

Crushing guilt is soon to follow.

Take this photo-blogger for example:

52 weeks of photos of her baby, neatly catalogued away for years to come.

I hate her. 

I mean, I'm sure she's a lovely person.  And a wonderful mother, as made obvious by her photo collection.

Olivia, being the first baby, has 100s of photos from her first years.  Poor Avery.  Unless we had an iPhone nearby to snap the shot, chances are it wasn't captured.

Or how about this super cute idea:

Keep a running talley of what you did on that day for every year.

Look how fun this blogger is:
2008 - shopping with mom
2009 - tea party at Auntie's
2010 - watched White Christmas

What about those days that result in nothing spectacular? (aka my typical life)

2008 - did 6 loads of laundry, folded 3 and put away zero
2009 - cleaned up cat puke that's been drying under the bed for who knows how long
2010 - napped

That being said, there would be days when there would be something wonderful to try to remember.  And even though I don't have a neatly Photoshoped graphic of either of my kids week to week, I still have SOME photos, even if it is a small collection.

So, thank you Pinterest.  You have reminded me that I don't have all the good ideas, but I have the right ones for me.

1 comment:

Cajun Cowgirl said...

New follower thanks to Shannon's post today! Look forward to reading! I'm with ya on the Pinterest thing in that yes, it has so many stinking good ideas, but in no way am I going to let them make me feel like I'm failing! I simply use it to my advantage! Have a great day!

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