I started blogging in October of 2005 and I love to look back through my archives to see what was going on in my life. I wish I had more years documented that way. As I looked through some of my old word documents the other day, I found an entire folder of family newsletters. I had almost forgotten about those! From 2002 – 2004 I sent out a little newsletter via email to my family and my in-laws. It was a fun way for me to keep track of some of the fun things I was doing with the kids. It was also a good way to let Grandparents know what was going on in our lives. I’m so glad I have these documents to help me remember those years! I thought it would be fun to share an excerpt here as a “Memory Monday” post.
GIRL GOES TO WORK:
It wasn't even "take your daughter to work day" but Jeff decided to invite Riley to spend the day with him at work on December 31st. She is always sad to see him go in the morning and he thought it would be a fun day for her. She was so excited about her big day, and she carefully planned out what she would wear and packed a bag of art supplies to go with her. She was a great assistant delivering papers and visiting with the other employees, but she found it to be "very hard work." By the end of the day she was completely worn out, and actually quite a grump. She declared "I don't want to work anymore!" and we started to worry that this might have ruined her for future employment. Whenever we ask her about Daddy's job now, she says it is "really hard." We went to his work the other day to watch a movie, and as we were walking in, Riley turned to Alex and said "Bud, now you can see what Dad does at work... but it is really boring!"
Isn’t that hilarious? I had totally forgotten about that experience. My daughter was only 6 years old in December of 2002, so it’s fun to read about her reaction to a day at work with her Dad. I’m thankful for a simple newsletter that I put together back in 2002.
If you want to give yourself a “Memory Monday” challenge, try looking back through your files to see if you can find an old letter, or some bit of personal information. These would all be great things to document on a Memory Monday!