Happy Monday, everyone! Did I catch your attention with the title for this post? As I was thinking about my week here at WCS, I took inspiration from Amy's great week about scrapbook pages featuring teens and thought we should focus on adults this week. But let me tell you, we've had some fun joking about the term "adults only." Why does it always imply something a bit naughty?
As I looked through scrapbooks I've compiled over the years, I realized that there aren't many pages that feature the adults in my life. I have a few pages that have pictures of my parents, my grandparents, and my adult siblings, but they are mostly afterthoughts. This isn't a terrible thing, because I mostly scrapbook with an eye for holding onto the memories my family is making right now, like the funny things my kids say, or the way they look right now, this very moment.
But an important element of my "story" as a mom, a wife, a person-who-sometimes-works-but-is-mostly-home, is the interactions I have with people other than my kids. For example, I don't think I have any layouts about my husband, and he is a huge part of my life! He appears on some pages, mostly with the kids, or on vacations. But would anyone really get to know him that way? I have some work to do! Do you?
So my challenge this week is to show you some ways to add pages about adults to your collection. I'll leave you with a funny layout I made a few years ago, and a challenge. First, the layout:
My mom gave me a huge envelope that contained almost every school portrait I ever had taken, from Kindergarten clear through high school. I loved looking at how much I changed over the years, but especially the many ways I chose to do my hair for picture day. I have lots of hair, and I remember never quite feeling like I knew how to handle it! I took the photos from junior high to high school, and one final photo from my 30s to show the full evolution of my hairstyles. It's so funny, and so fun to look back on this and see how my attitude has changed. I think I finally have a handle on my hair!
This brings us to the challenge for today: Look in your scrapbooks and ask yourself who is missing. Is it you? Is it your parents? Is it your best friend? Take an inventory of some people whose stories you would like to tell, and let's find ways to bring them into your pages. And if YOU are missing, ask someone to take a photo of you, right now, or take your own. I had my kids snap one of me today:
See you tomorrow, with more ideas for adult scrapbooking!