Who’s seen baby milestone cards? They’re the cards that capture significant events in a baby’s first year – each weekly and monthly birthday, that all-important first smile or those initial wobbly Bambi-zombie steps, for example – that you use in a photo of your child taken when each event happens.
As well as being cute Insta-fodder and a socially acceptable excuse for some stealth baby spamming, the card / picture combo is also perfect for exhausted parents for whom memory recall might just be a bit, well, cloudy later on (“When did you roll over? Of course I know! I do! Hmmm….oh wait, let me check my photos“).
But as developmentally speedy as this time is for babies, the post-birth first six months and year is also pretty busy for parents. It’s packed with significant and slightly smaller mum- memories and milestones, both brilliant and not-so-bad. So why don’t they make these cards for grown-ups, too? Come on marketeers! It’s an idea just crying out to happen.
So if baby milestone cards were made for the first year of motherhood, what would yours say? Here’s a couple of slightly alternative suggestions from me:
- I pushed something the size of *that* out of *there* and was home in time for dinner
- Today I sat down without wincing (hello, painkillers)
- I spent X hours staring at my baby in awe and wonder and am not even sorry
- Today my partner went back to work and I survived alone with two children and only made five frantic phone calls and 20 panic texts
- Fitted into my pre-baby jeans
- Fitted into my pre-baby jeans AND did the button up
- Today I had two hours of broken sleep and was up at 5am…coffee?
- Today I slept for five hours in one go and am winning at life
- Totally did that thing again that that catapulted us into babydom in the first place
- First night out post-baby!
- First post-baby hangover…day 2
- Today I mainly looked forward to my end-of-the-day wine
- I kept a small person alive for X days / weeks / months using the power of my boobs, and cake
- Today my child said what maybe, possibly, could have been ‘mama’, and I cried like a baby
- Today I did…what again?
What would yours say? Answers on a (post) card please, or in a photo, posted on a social network…x