Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Confessions of a Scrapbook Quitter

I've been dealing with some pretty severe MOMMY GUILT for the past 10 years.  It all revolves around these 2 books:
They are Graham's baby books...his first two years completely documented in pictures, arranged by date and detailed with journals. 
I have lists of all the visitors that came to meet him in the hospital.
Way too much information about his first pumpkin patch visit.
Every holiday...
 every cute outfit...
his first scribble.
His entire first two years...
This is Nora's book.
It still has the plastic wrap on it.  It still has some random girl in the picture frame.
I did manage to get a great spread of her cute little nursery.
Here is the spread from the day she was born.
nice, huh?
Poor baby girl.
For Charlie, I thought I was going to be smart and I did a digital book.
I was going to make a new one every 6 months to a year. 
That's his only book.
Poor baby boy.
So now, I feel a pang in my heart when I see a current scrapbook at a friend's houses.  When my kids say "Mom, where's my baby book?" I just act like I didn't hear them.  I have stacks of cds full of pictures and thousands of pictures on my laptop that give me serious heart palpitations.
This is one reason why I have gotten back together with my blog.  At least their pictures and some of the fun stuff we do will be documented here.  It's like an online scrapbook, right??  So, I guess those of you that are reading will have to bare with me once or twice a week while I post kids pics.  The little darlings are won't be so bad! 
Despite the reunion with my blog, I still feel like I need to print some pictures.  I am contemplating at least printing off all of my phone pics and putting them in one of those smash books or something.  This mommy guilt is telling me I need some tangible form of a photo album so my kids will turn out normal.  Am I the only mommy out there that feels this way?  Can my kids still make it in this world without a baby book???
Have any of you tried any of the places that will print phone pics?  PLEASE, let me know if you have.  I'm anxious to give it a try.

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  1. Makes me cry to look though G's books. He is a great handsome kid now but he was the most beautiful baby and toddler ever and when he was having a little fit he was the sweetest ever.

  2. Wasn't having a little fit I meant to say. He is at my house right now helping nana and Pepaw pack to move. How sweet is that?


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