Have you ever had one of your kids use a phrase and swear to yourself you will remember it? Or how about little things they would do as a baby or toddler, and you just couldn't imagine NOT remembering it?! I have had so many things like this. And for the most part I do remember a lot of them.
Once Elise was born and really started doing her own things I quickly realized I was in fact NOT remembering certain things Aubs used to do. Like for instance no matter where we were, we could walk into a room that had music playing so softly it was hardly noticeable but she would start dancing. Seriously she did this every time!
I catch myself with both the girls trying to somehow burn things into my memory. I don't want to ever forget the things they do and say. Like right now Elise makes this hilarious face. It's a smile of sorts and she does it when she is really excited. It is seriously the cutest thing ever! I can picture it so well right now. In fact I try all the time to get it on my camera so I have a sort of proof of it.
I keep trying to come up with ways to store these memories. But I still can't come up with something super creative. I am not a scrapbooker. I keep up their baby books fairly well, but it's not the same.
My biggest one right now that I swear I will never ever forget. *crosses fingers* A few months ago I asked Aubrey "How much do you love me?". This was a typical thing we would say to her. Before she would never really have an answer, she was barely 2 why would she?! But a couple months ago I asked her and she looked at me, thought about it, then said "I love you to the most!"
Obviously the most logical best answer! Why would we love someone to the moon? I can't tangibly picture that. But I CAN absolutely know what loving someone to the most feels like! So that is our phrase. In our house we love each other to the most.