There are days when my kids get up in the morning and I know they grew while they were sleeping. A while back I stumbled onto this frog growth chart at a store I love (Bobby Todd in Sweetwater, TN).
I got it for decorative purposes, but eventually decided to measure the kids and actually write on it to capture their growth. I think it’s neat when you do it on a wall, but what if you have to paint. Or move. Plus, I can take it down and have it as a keepsake later. (Or, I might need to move it out of Charlie’s room at whatever point he is “too cool” for a froggy growth chart. But, wherever it ends up, I plan to keep on measuring them.)
I have to say the thought of them outgrowing it height-wise seems unfathomable to me. But I know it will happen eventually. Sniff, sniff! Okay, I will quit my snivl’n.
My daughter has one in her room, with a spot for a picture every foot or so as she grows. I meant to snap a picture of it. Will add that tomorrow. But I prefer this one because I can write on it.
Another thing some people do is take a photo in the same place, at regular intervals. A friend of mine used to have her kids hold a print out with date. I always thought those would be cool as a time-lapse video. But, that would take FOREVER to put together.
There’s even a 365 project you do with your smart phone. Anyone do that?
Anyone have any other ideas for capturing your kids growth?