When I think back to school, especially junior school, I can hardly remember anyone who I was friend’s with. Can you? It’s something that slowly fades into the distance and by the time we are grown, it’s gone!
I look at how Reuben is now with some of his little friends at preschool and I think about how he will be when the time comes to move on to junior school with some of these little friends. Surely it would be nice to have something that he could look back on as an adult and remember them by?
I also think about the relationships forged as an older child and how they fade into distant memory. It’s such a shame, we seem to forget that whole part of our lives!
When I came across this awesome Memory book for school ‘In and out of school’ by Red Cherry Publishing, I literally fell in love with it. What a great idea! It’s aimed at 10-16 year olds, though with your help could be used to document junior school life too. The book is filled with fun and anecdotal things that get kids jotting down the most bizarre and wonderful snippets of their lives at school. The illustrations in the book are great too, and with spaces for your child and their friends to fill in all their details or just have a good doodle, this is sure to be a hit. Don’t you remember sitting on the school grounds and doodling together? Or making things? Yep.
I know I would love to have one of these books to look back on and think about when life was less worrying about the mortgage being paid and more worrying about if what I ate at lunch was ‘cool’.
If you know a special someone who has just started a new school this past September, or who might be coming up to leaving school altogether, then this would be a great gift and you can find it here.