This week, I’m exploring the role of story in scrapbooking as I get ready to launch October’s Layout a Day challenge. Our theme for the month-long challenge is “Story,” and we’ll be talking about how to capture the stories we want to on our scrapbook pages. If you haven’t already signed up, don’t delay! It will be a life-changing event.
The other day, I was reading one of my favorite internet marketing blogs, and the topic had me LOL’ing — literally! Nicole had challenged people to share their favorite “misheard lyrics,” and some of the responses were hilarious! The best part for me, though, was the reminder of some of our family favorites:
“The Bare Necessities,” according to Kinsey at age 4:
“The bare necessities
The simple bare necessities.
Forget about your worries and your WIFE…”
“That’s Amore,” according to Ben, at age 11:
“When the moon hits your eye
Like a big pizza pie
That’s FROM OLD AGE.”
Not only did I love remembering these oh-too-funny moments (you should have seen us rolling around when Kinsey said, “Strife? What’s strife? I thought it was forget about your worries and your wife!”), I also appreciated the scrapbooking reminder.
Here’s the deal: I have been meaning to create a page — or even an ongoing mini-album — with all these misheard lyrice, misspoken phrases, and the like. But I haven’t done it yet. And if I don’t do it soon, it will be too late. So I wanted to get that project started before:
-I get too deaf to hear their funny phrases…
-They stop wanting to spend time around me…
-I forget all these cute sayings.
This is one of those stories that is very much alive with me right now, but it’s going to fade. It’s something that could easily disappear into the background of our everyday experiences, overshadowed by birthdays and graduations and “major” life events.
But I truly believe that scrapbooking these “minor” memories is just as important — if not more so — than capturing the bigger ones. After all, my kids will know they had a 7th birthday party. They’ll know we celebrated Christmas every year. They’ll even remember the trip to Disney. But they probably WON’T recall the whole “that’s-from-old-age” thing.
Unless I scrapbook it.
So look for a page entitled “Lyrics According to Us” coming your way soon. It’s on the list for October’s Layout a Day challenge. Will you be joining us?