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Monday, January 14, 2013

Planning Memories

Today over at Childswork I'm posting my wife's brilliant idea about looking ahead and planning out some goals in the form of "firsts", and while it may not work for all kids (the older ones, for example), Lily still has tons of missing firsts that Emma filled long ago.  I list a few from 2012 that we sort of did on the spur of the moment.  

These are linked to my posts discussing them (if you're interested).

And the idea is, essentially, pick some goals (that AREN'T scissor goals or reciprocal stair descent goals, or line drawing or reading goals) that you'd like to share with your child, and then get them on the books.  Whether it's "first amusement park" or "first cruise ship" or "first santa picture" or whatever, make a point of planning out some experiences you want to share with your child and use that advanced planning to give yourself time to include accomodations/support to give yourself the best opportunity for success.

The post is "The List of Firsts".

6 comments:

  1. I like this idea. You're pretty smart. Or at least, smart enough to marry a smart lady. :)

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    1. could it be both?? I'm asking for a friend.

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    2. I wish I could just "like" this and acknowledge I saw this joke and liked it. Instead I have to do a creepy "LoL". Womp womp :)

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  2. What a great idea Leslie had! And we can give you a little credit, too - since you did have the smarts to actually write about her great idea.

    I'm pretty good at coming up with lists of tasks that I'd like to see my Lily accomplish over the course of a year (or so) but I tend to overlook things that I could have Lily try just for the pure fun of it. Thanks for the reminder to lighten up a little and have some fun firsts, too.

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    1. LIGHTEN UP!!!! You're welcome. And thank you!

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