As we celebrate the beginning of a new year, there are those of us who wish to make time stand still. The kids are growing at rapid rates and no amount of begging, pleading and bartering is achieving my wish of keeping them this little forever. I think it is part of the very reason that my husband finally bought me an HD video recorder for Christmas this year. It’s the only way he can think of to preserve these moments. All the I wuv you’s, and silly dancing will be replaced with annoyances and not wanting to be around their parents in years to come.
Deciding that we needed to freeze time this year, I began to search how to make a time capsule. The hubby had to work for most of the day yesterday, so me and the kiddos made a time capsule and placed something to represent each kid in the jar. Each kid, filled out a questionnaire about likes and favorites. The little ones, with my help of course. They then picked out a favorite picture that represents them from this year and a toy or memento that signifies their current interest.
Later on this evening, I will write a letter to each individual child to open in ten years when we open the capsule again. I was too tired to write them last night, so tonight it is.
As I was settling the girls in bed, ( Thank you Netflix for your countdown feature) they asked ” Why ten years”.. Well, because in ten years the oldest will8, the middle one will be 16 and the littlest will be 13. I will have one getting ready for college and one no far behind. It will possibly be our last New Years celebration all together. I want us to open it, look at our lives from the ten years before and then create a new one to open when they have children someday.
It idealistic and they may hate the idea, but hey. I got them to pinkie promise that we would open it in ten years! So that’s a contract right?
We decided that if we buried the capsule then it would certainly be lost forever, so we are going to display it on our Kitchen shelf to remind us that time is precious. Each child swears not to touch it until December 31, 2015. So again, that’s a contract right?
Cheers to the new year and preserving memories any way we can. I hope you all had a great evening celebrating with those you care about. We had a simple celebration at home with home made confetti and early bedtimes. Except for the 9p.m. boom of fireworks that woke up the three year old. Oh well, I got some sweet cuddles on the couch just me and him for awhile until the fireworks stopped. Happy New Year Everyone! 2016 is going to be awesome!! How did you celebrate?