Friday, January 8, 2010

Salvaged Birthday Poems



Some time ago, Marguerite got hold of one of my notebooks and just started ripping away. Something like this. Anyway, I didn't throw away the shredded mess since I had jotted down some important things there. It mostly contained recipes, but I didn't mind losing those. There were also lists and epiphanies (now, that just sounds pompous) and little poems... I was mostly concerned about the poems. I had written them for Marguerite on her first two birthdays. That was another motherhood pledge I had made - to not give store-bought greeting cards to my child/ren opting for something more personal. Anyway, I had this plan of turning the things into actual books, but procrastination bit me in the butt and the ripping happened before I got down to doing it. So, I was attempting to clean up sometime before New Year's Day and I came across the torn pages. I found the poems and copied them to another notebook (still procrastinating about those books). I'll be more careful about storing this notebook this time and, besides, I do believe Marguerite is over her fascination for tearing paper (I blame my papier mâché episodes for her inspiration). *crosses fingers*


2 comments:

Pearl said...

My version of this is i keep diaries for my kids where i write their milestones, things that they say, etc, and also the story of their birth... they're really priceless...

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Pearl. Thanks for stopping by. That's a great thing to do not only for your kids but also for yourself. I do keep something similar as well (http://spinninglovelydays.blogspot.com/2009/12/notebook-of-letters.html). It's important to document these things. :)