I LOVE SCRAPBOOKING. Well, I love the concept of scrapbooking. I have many scrapbooks that I have made myself. I have many more scrapbooks that I have been given of my own life growing up. I love looking at them. I mean, I really love it. I love it so much that I used to be a consultant for a scrapbooking company. I am completely Type A about how I treat them and they are on the top of my list for what to take with me in a fire emergency. Looking back on the photos in the books brings me back to an awesome time in my life. Some times were not so awesome but thats ok too! Reminding me where I came from gives me joy and hope for good things to come.
But alas, I do not scrapbook anymore. Yes, I still have the gear, the papers, the cutters, the scissors, the stencils, and all the stickers. I was not completely overboard with it because I never really had the money to be but now I don't know what to do with it all. I don't want to get rid of it. I don't want to sell the stuff. I want to scrapbook again and so I want to keep to all. I have this feeling that I am being delusional. I have no idea when I will have time for scrapbooking. Between all the activities we do around here and how busy we are, there is no time. 3am is reserved for sleeping. Sorry, but I need that too sometimes. Ha!
But who scrapbooks anymore? Do you like doing it? Or are you feeling obligated to do it? I mean, do you think its important for your kids to have these things for when they get older? My son has more of an album than my daughter because he is older. I want my daughter to have the same amount but I haven't gotten to it yet. Maybe one day in retirement. Ha ha! That will be the day.
My mother was great at documenting my life in pictures. I know that with the invention of the smart phone- more and more people are taking pictures of their kids doing every day things because it is so easy. But sometimes it is nice to have someone make sure to document all the things around you in your photos. Someone who will catch images of you being there where a "selfie" is not all you see.