I am a scrapbooker with a short attention span. I do not scrapbook enough to make a large book from the time my child is born to the day he moves out. I honestly wish I was that kind of scrapbooker. Since I am not but I love the art of scrapbooking, I always seek ways to scrapbook on my level. My level? Short and sweet yet full of creative fun. I found following poem on www.dennydavis.net. I suggest you visit this site for wonderful poems and quotes for all occasions!
Accept your children for who they are and who you want them to be.
Believe in your natural instincts and abilities.
Care about everything your children have to say.
Devote quality time to each of your children individually.
Enjoy every moment.
Follow your heart when in doubt.
Give in sometimes.
Hug your kids every day.
Insist on respect.
Jump for joy at your kid’s accomplishments.
Kiss your children often.
Love your kids with all your heart.
Manage your time wisely.
Nurture your children in every possible way.
Open your heart and soul to your children.
Practice what you preach.
Quantity of quality time.
Remember that you too were once a child.
Satisfy your own cravings sometimes.
Teach your children what you have learned from experience.
Understand that no two kids are the same and they all have different needs.
Verify the facts before making accusations.
Welcome suggestions and ideas.
X-pect that there will be some bad days.
You are the one in charge, not your kids.
Zoom in on your hopes and dreams for your children, they are our future.
With this poem, I am going to make a 26 page scrapbook. I can handle that, what about you? I use each line from the poem as the header for each of my pages. The pictures I will use will correlate as much as possible. I do not feel one must correlate the pictures exactly as the theme of the book overall will be the ABC’s of parenting. Each page will have a simple layout with bright basic colors. I think one only needs 3-5 pictures on each page. I suppose you can highlight one or two but I have a tendency to use an odd number of pictures due to the layouts I enjoy using. Be creative and have fun!