I’m a sucker for making memories. Taking pictures, making albums, journaling about special events, etc. I love doing each of them in the spirit of capturing and later, remembering, the events that took place. Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, holidays; there isn’t a special occasion that goes without being marked with a special token or memento. I love being able to look back on special occasions and have something tangible to remind me of how wonderful it was. Memories tend to fade, but I have found that keeping records and mementos have helped to keep them fresh.
August signals that it’s time to head back to school. While our kids here in Seattle don’t start until August 31st, there are many districts all across the country with sessions already beginning. It’s a busy time as families try to squeeze in one last vacation before the school scheduled takes over. But it’s also a time of transitioning from the more relaxed and less schedule-packed summer to a fall filled with commitments.
I remember those days and nights well because it was one of the most stressful times of my life. I felt helpless. I was a first-time mom who had babysat for decades and who’d read so many books on how to have a child I thought I knew it all. But what I didn’t plan on was a baby who cried for hours on end from the moment we left the hospital.
They say there are millions of Americans who’ve never ventured outside of their home state; I believe it. My husband would be one of them if he had it his way. He’s travels only when forced to by his job or me. I’ve never understood his aversion to travel because I love it!
It’s probably safe to say that LEGO creators took a look at the popularity of games like Skylanders and Disney Infinity, because they’ve created their own game toy meets video game world named LEGO Dimensions.