Sorry guys…i couldn’t resist. i’m not expecting. i just mean literally….our family is growing.
And now we have physical documentation of the fact!
i’ve made so many growth charts in my day. Always for customers. And my son always asks for one when i do. i’m such a slacker when it comes to creating for our own house though. Soooo, he’s six. He’s just over 4 feet tall and we finally have a growth chart in place. Sort of.
Coop and Nick found this cool, twisted branch that had fallen in a storm a few years ago when we first moved to this house. They wanted to keep it, but i was afraid of buggies. So it lived in the garage for a year. No bugs. Then it lived in the basement for a year. Still bug free. Then it migrated to a corner of my office…..you get the picture. Since i’m satisfied no bugs are inhabiting the cool twisty stick, we decided to make it a permanent memory.
We mounted it to the wall with some leather and i marked each foot with a white pencil. For our first measuring session, i notched the boys’ heights into the stick and then tied tags with some hemp that sits nicely in the notch and documented their name, height, and date. i added a drop of crazy glue under the knot to make sure the tags will stay in place over the years.
i may change out the tags to something smaller and maybe even color code the tags for each child. Coop actually wants nick and i to mark OUR heights. Great. i can watch myself shrink! haha!
But we finally have a growth chart!! yay! i’m only about 6 years late getting that going. : ) Not too shabby.