Friday, 18 March 2016

Feeling Nostalgic

I have been feeling a bit nostalgic looking through old blog posts from when I first started blogging.  I never wrote as many personal ones as some bloggers do (which is a shame really) but even so I found a few gems that made me chuckle to myself.  Children grow up so fast its lovely to have a few memories of the things they said when they were little to return to.

I found one from 2012 about their favourite animals, eldest loved bunnies because they can dig underground and not die from lava....

Youngest adored lions because they have medicine for a stomach ache, they draw with pens and they go in a car...


A memory that would have be lost if I had not documented it down.

Another one I liked was this post about how children think my littlest answered why do tigers growl? Because they have a face!  They do make me laugh.

And for that all-important question we struggle with “what came first chicken or egg?”
[Youngest] the egg, mummy one can fly it on their wing, for a little bit, then went on a van then went on a rocket for a little bit loads and went weeee!

Why does it get dark at night?  [Eldest] because it’s 7 o clock  (you can tell I was quite regimented with bedtime!)

Why do people get married?
[Youngest] Because they are old

I also asked my eldest his own twenty questions If your mummy becomes famous, what will it be for? “On telly for colouring in”  - What makes you proud of your mummy?  “Because she is silly”  (charming!)

How tall is your mummy?
“Medium”

I feel I had a little insight into their lives by asking them questions, so do the same with your children, document a few answers and treasure them.  I promise you will enjoy returning to them as much as I am.

Bless them why did they grow up!

17 comments:

  1. aww what a sweet post! How cute "on telly for colouring in" hehe.
    I once asked my son, now 6, what does mummy always say to you - stop doing that!! lol I was hoping he would say "I love you" little rascal

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  2. What lovely little memories to keep. I often wish I'd blogged more personal stuff in the early days.

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  3. Such lovely memories. Great post to read back again and again.

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  4. Brilliant, I write a little notebook of the great ones to cherish and share when they are hmmmm... 18, until then they are mine to make me fuzzy!

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  5. What lovely memories for you. Kids come out with such funny stuff.

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  6. They do come out with some funny things, don't they? Asking questions like this is often a way to get some unexpected answers.

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  7. Some of the things my children have come out with in the past is just wonderful, just yesterday my daughter asked me if you are a girl do you have to marry a man or can you marry a girl? Inquisitive and cute all at the same time.

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  8. I love the questions and answers, I really wish I had started blogging when mine were young, my youngest were 7 when I started and I missed this phase, relying now on memory I am aware so much is lost. How wonderful for you to look back on your blog and see these times captured.

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  9. I keep meaning to start doing video interviews with the kids to ask them questions like this. This has given me the push I need x

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  10. It's lovely to have these memories of your children when they were small isn't it. I remember so much about my daughters being younger, but they don't always thank me for sharing now they're 21!

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  11. It is great having these posts to go back to and read again. I did so many more personal ones in the older days!

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  12. I'm the opposite to you and probably wrote more personal posts in the early days - some of them make me cringe a bit now though with my photos and the way I wrote but I love being able to look back on the memories x

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  13. I know exactly what you mean, it's so nice to know that these memories have been preserved exactly the way they happened. xx

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  14. I love looking back at my old posts for this very reason. It is so easy to forget their little quirks

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  15. I need to go back to writing posts like those initial ones, Emma is growing fast and soon she won't be too keen to answer my documenting questions :-).xx

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  16. Oh bless! I should probably do some more personal posts too!

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  17. This is a lovely post; I enjoy going back over my blog posts from time to time as I find the same, it's a great way of remembering things you would otherwise have completely forgotten.

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