Children Love To Hear Stories About Their Younger Years
That is precisely why Annie and I wrote Read This…® On Your Birthday. We all know we are living in a wildly busy world, and it seems to be getting busier by the week. In all this frenzy, our good intentions are sometimes hard to implement. My cousin Amy recently told me she always had good intentions, but now she is determined to execute on her good intentions so her actions reflect what she always wanted to do. She is doing a great job of that and her story stuck with me. (Hold on — I’ll get back to that in a jiffy.)
We all know how children of all ages love to hear stories about their earlier years. The cute or funny things they did. The things people who love them/who they love were proud of. We adults think we will remember all those moments and we take gobs of photos to catalog it all, but we lose track. We keep pushing through the next “busyness" we have scheduled.
Read This…®On Your Birthday provides a quick solution so those stories or situations don’t get lost over time! You simply pull off the shelf every year on a child’s birthday and write some quick answers to fun questions. The child can participate, too, by answering what they want to do when they grow up…and their “part” grows with them over time. Then you put it back on the shelf until the next year. Those simple, quick steps on the birthday every year become a tradition and add up to the story of the child’s life. AND it is SIMPLE! So it helps us execute on those good intentions (just like Amy is doing).
Who fills it out? Well it just depends on the situation!
- Maybe a mom or dad
- Maybe a grandma or grandpa (a great new-grandma or new grandpa gift)
- My long-time friend Char can attest to how much grandchildren cherish notes from their grandparents.
- Maybe a Godparent
- Maybe an aunt or uncle
- Maybe a combination of all of those special people in a child’s life!
No matter who does it, it becomes a treasure for that child. — A gift of lasting love. And one that is manageable in our crazy busy world filled with good intentions...