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Kids say the funniest things. I’ve been using my one line a day journal to record a memory a day since the day Jenson was born and lately that has started featuring random things he’s said to me. As he approaches his fourth birthday(!), I’m finding the need for more space and I’m loving Quotes & Questions: A journal for your kid’s quotable moments.
Jenson constantly surprises me with the things he comes out with, whether it’s words that I didn’t know he’d learned (hexagon, pterodactyl, dark/light brown), direct quotes from film and TV (he’s obsessed with CKN toys on YouTube and does a spot on impression of a toy review), or a random yet heartfelt declaration of love (“I love you. I missed you today”). It’s these moments I most want to treasure yet they are so easy to forget. I’m glad I can now keep them all in one place and read back through them with him when he’s older.
After being a bit later to talk than his peers, Jenson has become a proper chatterbox in the last few months. We haven’t started with the incessant ‘why’ yet but he already seems quite quizzical and keen to understand how things work. He’s also fiercely independent when it suits, always claiming “I can do it myself”, yet still demanding to be carried when we’re out walking a lot of the time. Hopefully this will soon start translating to potty training.
I love asking Jenson about his day. When he first started nursery and I’d ask what he’d done that day, the focus would be on what he had at snack time! Now he talks about about who he played with and what they did together. It took him a while to build his confidence and social skills at nursery so it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to hear about his friends.
It’s funny the things he recalls at the end of each day. His cousin’s hamster went missing the other day and his takeaway from the whole day was “Domi found the hamster in the kitchen!”.
My favourite part of the journal is the prompts section. There are pages such as ‘what was the best part of today?’, ‘describe a brave thing you’ve done’ and ‘what is your favourite thing to do with your family?’. I’m looking forward to filling out these pages with Jenson when he’s a bit older.