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kiyawinn
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kiyawinn

    In response to thehappyscrapper8

Absolutely!
That is my favourite thing....I love to tell stories, not just scrapbook events. This is what I mean when I say that!
I would like my son to have a capsule of his life...the stories of his life. That will include stories about his parents, his grandparents, his personality, his favourite toys, the funny things he says and does, his quirks etc....
I'm a big fan of journalling and I think if one is going to journal, you may as well tell a real story, not just put down the place and time etc...
I still do pages on the main events (like birthdays, Halloween, Christmas etc.) but most of my pages are stories about his life and personality now (he's 6yrs. old)....
For example, when I organized my pictures and starting using tags, I discovered that I had a lot of pictures of my son eating ice cream. My dad (who passed away 2 yrs. ago now) was an ice cream fanatic. He always kept at least 12 flavours of ice cream in our freezer, when I was growing up.....He used to take us to this dairy on Sundays some times as a treat for ice cream and the dairy had about 30 different flavours of ice cream (which was A LOT back then!)...
I put the photos of my son together (2 yrs, 4 yrs, 6 yrs) and told that story about his "ice cream heritage".....
That kind of thing is more interesting to me than just scrapping the photo of my son and captioning it, "2007, eating ice cream while camping".....

I also discovered a bunch of pictures of my son, playing games on his ipod while in the grocery cart, at the spa (while I was getting a pedicure), camping etc...So I took those pictures and told the story of how I think kids don't have to wait for anything anymore. When I was a kid, we had to wait at the doctor's office, in the car, at the grocery store, etc. Now, kids all have devices to play games, text etc..
If we wanted to know something, we would have to drive to the library, look up a book on microfiche, find the book, read about the topic and drive home again....
Today, you just Google it!
We had to wait through commercials on tv. Now, you just use a remote to change channels.
Kids don't wait for anything anymore, everything is immediate.....so I told that story....

I think we all have stories to tell.....

Alison
Sorry for giving such a long answer! I'm a bit passionate about this topic!


Ice Cream Heritage By Kiyawinn


 
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