Baby’s First Day Planner

Day Planner

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    Can you tell what days we saw <a href="http://www.mikeadamick.com" target="_blank">Mike and Emmeline</a>?
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I have to share a Martha Stewart moment with you — if it’s any consolation, it’s a very sloppy and artistically unimpressive Martha Stewart moment.

I made a baby calendar.

I owe the idea to a friend whose baby is one of those oh-so-verbal envy-inducing (even in the most grounded of parents) toddlers. They’ve got a lot going on — daddy travels a lot, and they have various weekly activities, too. So mom makes a calendar every month, and she told us how much it helps her kid to know what’s coming, even a few days off. (“In two days you get to see Connie! On Saturday you’re spending the night with your Auntie!”)

Stolen Stickers

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    Spending the morning with the entire family.
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To be honest, I was skeptical that a 20-month old could get the concept, so I haphazardly drew some lines on blank paper. I even got some Avery inkjet stickers so I could print pictures of Boo’s family and friends for the calendar. (As an aside, I made a tactical error in letting her play with the first sheet of labels, though, as you can see.) The results are really amateurish, but, as promised, Boobaby loves the calendar — she examines it every day, and she helps cross out the days gone by, too.

Closing in on two, Boo’s seeming to want more control over her life these days — she picks her own clothes and likes a selection of food, for example — and the calendar seems to give her some security about what the future holds.