celebrating the day to day

Happy Friday!  Today, my friend Marie is having a cool little party. Click below to see more…

Originally posted 1.5.09::
So, my kid is funny. And I’m sure your kids are funny. In fact I know they’re funny and sweet and say all kinds of clever things!
When I saw this idea Jaxon wasn’t even talking yet…but it’s one I remembered! I started it a few months ago but it only lasted a day or so. But on the 1st I started it again.
What is it? It’s the “Jar of Jaxon”. Yes, that’s the best I could come up with for now!
The idea is to write down the funny, sweet, clever, etc. things that your kids say and place them in a jar. I think the reason it didn’t last long the first time was that I didn’t have the right set-up. Well, now I’ve got the set up!

In the little basket I keep the jar and pre-cut strips of paper (all sizes) and a pen or markers. That way I can go right away and write it down so I don’t forget!

The other day I had the jar out in the living room. Jaxon thought it was like the the Christmas jar where he got to pick a piece of paper out and do something. So here’s how the conversation went:: (and YES I wrote it down and now it’s in the jar)

J: MOMMY, is this for me? What do I get to do today?
S: Well, buddy this jar is not like the Christmas jar. The jar has paper with funny things that you’ve said.
J: MOMMY….I am NOT funny, I’m SERIOUS.
S: (laughing) See… THAT was funny!

It was his tone of voice that was really funny. That night he wanted me to read him all the notes in the jar. I think it made his day. I know having this jar will make me smile for days and years to come!

**Don’t forget to email me (happychaos at me dot com) if you’d like to know where my blog is moving to!

One thought on “celebrating the day to day

  1. 3 Chaotic Comments:

    8/14/09 12:43 PM Marina Capano said…

    Hi! super funny!

    8/14/09 1:36 PM Marie said…

    Hello Suzanne – I love this jar idea! I’m a lover of all things “jar” and would love to do this for Emma. She’s 5, but is still saying things that tickle our funny bone! Jaxon’s reaction to the jar is priceless.

    Thank you for joining the party!

    8/16/09 10:12 PM Ledbetter Fam said…

    Make sure I get an e-mail about your new blog!!!


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