Genius Project Idea: The "Magical Thinking Jar"
Every so often an idea comes along that hits me in a gazzam sort of way. Here’s the deal, on my Mac computer screen right now, I have all these little sticky notes describing baby and child “moments”–little anecdotes and milestones I hope will find their way to a scrapbook when I get some time. So when I saw a post over on the beautiful blog Inchmark about an idea for a “magical thinking jar,” I was totally sold:
“Children say the funniest things, yet all too often, I seem to forget them after a day or two,” writes blogger Brooke Reynolds. “I’ll start telling my husband.. “C said the funniest thing…” and then I can’t quite remember. Or I get it a little mixed up and it’s not nearly as funny as I remember. So I started writing down the funnier moments of the day. I keep a jar on my desk, and when the kids say something particularly worthy of recording, I grab a scrap of paper (phone bill, envelope, chopstick holder.. whatever is lying around) and I quickly jot it down. The jar is filling up quickly, and when I’m having a below average day, I reach in and pull out a quote.. and suddenly I’m laughing and running to hug my little comedians.”
[Photo: Brooke Reynolds]