Over the years, I have heard countless of hilarious statements from my young children that have gone down in our family as cute statements to remember. All of the sudden, either myself, my ex-husband, or perhaps one of the older kids will remember some silly statement that one of the kids made when they were younger, that made us roar with laughter. I’ve often mulled over the ways to preserve funny family quotes and funny childhood statements in an attempt to remember these humorous little remarks made in the precious time of childhood innocence as well as other funny family times.
At one point, I used to keep a notebook out in an area of our home that had lots of frequent traffic daily by all of our family members . When something cute was said by one of the kids, we could easily access that notebook and write down the exact statement made, and what circumstances surrounded the statement. Often, a lot of these remarks were made when we were all gathered around the table for a family meal.
Keep a File
We are a large family of 10, so the notebook and it’s contents of collected funny kids statements becomes quite large after some time has passed, so I began to keep a file in my file cabinet that said “funny statements and funny family times”. At certain family events or just chosen random times, we would sometimes look back at the funny family times and find ourselves completely amused.
Photos with Statements
Another way I tackled this project was to create a photo album of pictures of each of my kids. Under each of their pictures I either wrote out the cute statement(s) they made over time, or with the onset of technology, I typed and printed up their remarks, then glued them beneath their pictures. When I would show my friends and other family members this book, I found it to be an engaging way to connect and create a fun memory as we remembered these times.
Recently with my new investment in a smartphone, I’ve been able to pull up my email, then speak into the phone to create an email for myself with the information regarding what my child said, then I send it to myself. Once that’s done I print out that info and either place it in the file, or photo album when I have the time to get to it. This is great for when you’re out somewhere and cannot access the books and files you have gathered at home. I’ve found I end up with a lot more material to add.
Source: Personal Experience