For the most part I like to think that I am a pretty darn good mom. Both my kids are well fed, have lots of friends and participate in lots of activities and sports, and we go on many adventures together.
In fact, one of the main reasons I even started this blog was to document all the highs, lows and in-betweens of our life together.
But, in some respects, I haven’t been so good at documenting the early years. I am not a diary writer, nor a scrapbooker, nor even a good documentor of important milestones. In fact, without my iPhone I don’t think I would barely have a single pic of my kids in 2015 and the ones I do have are, well, iPhone quality. Sigh.
But, I did justify an early upgrade to an iPhone 6S just to get the better 12M front facing camera so that when I do capture more pics and video this upcoming year (early resolution!) i’ll be ready.
But why do I bring all this up? Well, it’s all because of a simple question that DS7 asked me the other day, and that was “What was my first word?”
Crap. I have NO idea. Honestly. I played the odds that likely it was something like “mama” or “dada” since that is what 90% of babies say first but I honestly don’t know.
And then I felt really bad since I know that more questions like this are going to come up in the near future like “What was the first food I ate?” and “When did I learn how to walk?” and “When was I potty trained?” all of which I can generalize to a certain year or food but again, not totally sure.
And this kind of makes me upset for both them and myself as well. The boys are now 9 and 7 and my memory is already really fading on their early years. Do I have footage of them walking for the first time? Or babbling away as toddlers? What was that cute name DS7 always called DS9? Was it “DooDoo?” – Do I even have footage of myself with them? Ugh!
So in the future I am going to try harder to capture all of these important moments on phone, video and on “paper” so that I can answer future questions with much more certainty – although maybe the boys won’t want me around for the “First kiss” memory 🙂