Wednesday, August 4, 2010

When I Grow Up…

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This is a fantastic tradition that was started by Anjeanette!  Seriously, you will all want to start doing this tradition THIS YEAR!  Anjeanette had a post about it last year. 

Get yourself a cute little chalkboard.  Every year on the first day of school have your children write what they want to be on it.  Also have them sign it.  Then, take a picture of them with it.
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She wants to be a cat store owner, not the actual store.  But that is half the fun of these pictures.  You will cherish their handwriting, what they wanted to be each year, and even their spelling and phonics type of writing! 

For the youngest you can write it for them, but make sure to let them try their hand at their signature!  Even scribbles will bring a smile to your face years later! ;)

The signature will be fun to have documented each year as well.  In my family, most of my siblings stopped going by their nickname and started going by their full name (Rebecca instead of Becky).  You will be documenting that change as well!

And lets be honest, those hands and nails are amazingly adorable as well!  They, too, will change over the years!

Thanks, Anjeanette, for this wonderful idea.  I am so glad I am doing this with my kids now!


bybido said...

Oh, I love this idea! We'll have to start it this year!

Christy said...

This is a precious idea!!

Lisa said...

That's such a cute idea! It makes me wonder what mine would have said every year when I was younger.

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Love your blog and your ideas!

I awarded you a Verstaile Blogger award.

It is your choice whether to play or not, but I still wanted to include you in the blogs that most inspire me and that I want to share with others.

happy day!

melissa said...

Hey I love your blog!! I just stumbled up on it. I will be back for updates!! thanks for the posts.