I have trouble sticking to New Year’s resolutions past January, but I think this is doable and a great idea from Facebook.
There’s only one entry. I don’t want to fill up the jar by writing daily, plus writing an entry only when I feel truly inspired and blessed makes this a more realistic goal. I picked a lined notepad and plan not to go over four lines — hard copy version of tweeting. But it would be nice to get hold of colored paper to make the jar look more interesting.
All entries will be for and about our son. It would be nice if he could tell us what the best part of his day is, but this is something we’ve always struggled with. He does not always respond when asked “what did you do today?” Most of the time he will simply blurt out what he’s thinking about or currently doing. Like when he went on a full-day trip downtown with his class, and their teacher said they will be writing about what they did and observed, and asked them to name their favorite activity. I was a parent chaperone on that trip and even when I enumerated the events he did not elaborate on the details or identify which one he liked best. So this jar has extra-special meaning. Maybe 2014 is the year he’ll be actually able to tell us himself what his favorite part of the day is, and if not, well this is a good time to start this ritual.
Then some day he’ll be old enough to write his own entries.