How do you want to be remembered? Yearbook Style. (Free Printable)
September 19, 2016
I know that I can sit here, nearly twenty years later (yes, I'm that old), and I can still conjure up the faces of the kids with whom I attended grade school, middle school, and high school. I remember the kids that were the talented athletes, which ones were the mathletes, and all of the various categories in between. I remember my school days relatively fondly. Though, sadly, I never won any of the sought after yearbook superlatives. In fact, I wasn't even nominated.
When I look at my kids, both of them, I somehow know that they are different. You see it with your kids, too. Am I right?
As parents, we give our kids more than just shelter, food and clothing. We give them shelter, food and really rad clothing. I'm kidding, sort of. What we DO give them is the sense that they can accomplish anything, and if not, we ought to.
I give you, Best Dressed (our kids would ALL win this one, I bet). We SHOULD care about how we are presented/perceived, but in a healthy, balanced way:
These two categories, Class Clown and Biggest Party Animal, exemplify the same quality, to me - the ability to see the fun in all things. It's important to balance the importance of responsibilities with laughter.
And the newest addition, Most Dramatic, was purely based on your votes. I guess we, as parents, need to have a little something that makes US laugh, too.
Surely this all means we are rockin' in the parental category, no?
Speaking of parental categories, I know that if there were such categories, I would win "Best/Fastest Diaper Changer" or "Best Coffee Brewer" or "Most Likely to Lose My Car Keys 5 Minutes Before My Kid Needs to Be at School." Why aren't there Parent Superlatives, anyway? I may be a grownup now, but I still love a good competition, and the feeling that I'm not alone in my constant struggle to parent effectively and with intention.
I think I may be on to something.....leave me a comment below and let me know what category you'd ace as a parent. I genuinely want to know.
And, just because I feel all nostalgic, I have a fun little printable here that brings me back to my own youth (and possibly yours, if you're old like me). Check out the fill in the blank fun sheet. I can't call it what it actually is, for fear of a very large lawsuit. But, go download it, and I promise you, and maybe your kid, depending on their age, will have a really fun time filling it out together.