Okay, so I've been sorting through my digital pics on my computer and I am simply overwhelmed with the thought of organizing them, buying them, editing etc... Don't get me wrong. I love to sit and mess around with pics of my kids, I could do it all day! But therein lies the problem. We as parents don't have all day do we.
Yea- yea, I know I've done Creative Memories and other scrap booking events, that all have "quick" and "easy" organization tools. In fact I was even a consultant for CM for a "quick" time. But the fact is it still takes time. And being more of a big picture person versus a detailed individual, it all works against my nature.
But seriously, we have created this mess for ourselves! I mean I have albums from my glorious middle school days! I really don't have any sort of emotional attachment to middle school.. no offense of course to my 6th grade boyfriend (sorry Nathan L.)
As a mom, I feel a serious NEED, to capture with my camera every cute face, funny expression, sweet-outfit- wearing body as if I will never remember any of it. The need is like.... nesting or something.. its like if it doesn't happen nothing will ever be as it should again! AHHHH!
Now, really I believe the pics are for the kids, as they love looking through and remembering for themselves. It makes them feel loved and cherished and it is a great way to show them who they are and where they come from.
But really, come on now, I think we can tone it down maybe just a little bit.