Quoting Kids

If you read my posts in PARENTING, then you know I love quoting my 7-year-old.

Me: “Just a second, honey. I have to finish this project.”

DD: “Your work is so annoying. Just tell them you’re dead.”

Out of the mouth of babes, right?

What’s even funnier (to me anyway) is that I could easily design an entire scrapbook layout around that single quote.

Kids are a fountain of inspiration when it comes to providing quotes that can add pizzazz to a page design. In some cases your child may say something unique or hilarious that will spice up a particular layout. In other cases you may want to preserve a month’s worth of cute sayings and feature them in a memory album that capitalizes on your children’s funniest phrases.

Kid generated quotes reveal your child’s unique personality. Fortunately, there are a myriad of ways to include them in layouts. One of the easiest ways to make a quote an intricate part of a scrapbook page design is to feature it as the title. If that doesn’t work, then consider mastering the art of calligraphy and penning the quote as a page border or around photos to take the place of a pre-fabricated frame.

If your child is just a baby, then gathering memorable quotes is not an option yet. In this case you could simply use popular children’s sayings to enhance your layout for example:

Family happiness is measured by children’s laughter.

When children learn to dance, they learn to fly.

To parents, every child’s birthday holds a special memory of the very first one.

We should all embrace Christmas and the coming New Year with a child’s joy and hope.

Another option is to recall anecdotes involving your little ones and feature them in a journaling block.

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.

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