Memories Need Documenting

by The Park Wife on January 30, 2013

One of my brothers, Andrew, (yep, I have 5) told his wife Andrea when they first met that he never had a birthday cake growing up. Now, this could not be further from the truth. He always had a birthday cake from a wonderful little family owned bakery in our Mississippi town, Pollman’s Bakery.

My sweet sister-in-law has seen photos to debunk this myth of his poor, deprived childhood, but, she makes sure that he has a homemade, delicious cake every year on his birthday. She has gotten so good at cakes, she ends up making all of her friends and their kids awesome cakes (somebody buy that girl a Kitchen-Aid mixer already).

The story of my pastry deprived brother’s fictional account is stuck in my mind and always makes me think…… “I need to take a picture of this so the boys will know that they had a cool childhood, I do not want them to look back and not remember eating cake!”

So, Buckaroos, do you remember on rainy days how your cool mom built you forts in the living room? Oh, and on top of that you got to do your school work in the forts? Oh, you don’t remember?

Take that memory maker.

Now I need cake,
The Park Wife

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Sarah E. White January 30, 2013 at 6:13 pm

So sweet! I think it’s so important to take pictures of the “little” everyday things, not just the big things. Because of course it’s all big things. (And not just for them, for us, too!)

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Leslie February 3, 2013 at 7:21 pm

That’s why blogs are so great – instant scrapbooks (since I was never good at keeping up with the paper version).

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Amanda February 3, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Great reminder to document the everydays…

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Julianne February 3, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Wow, I’m still stuck on 5 brothers!! Whoa. Forts were the very best growing up…better than cake, I’d venture. What a cool momma indeed!

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Debbie February 4, 2013 at 1:20 am

You are an awesome mom!

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Fawn @ Instead of the Dishes February 4, 2013 at 1:54 am

Oh, goodness. What a good mama you are. Not only for building forts, but for reminding me that I need to snap some pics of the fort that is currently housing our kids’ winter-time adventures.

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Adrienne February 4, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Forts are awesome, and as the mother of what some have called “the most photographed child on earth,” pics are awesome too.

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