Friday, June 12, 2015

Happy Birthday, Charlie . . .

28 years ago today, at 12:10 PM, my son, Charlie, was born. 

When he entered our world of three, his father, me and his sister, Tiffeni, he changed our lives. His sister was seventeen years old at the time and as she got older, it seemed unlikely that she would have a sibling. So you can imagine what a surprise it was when I found out I was pregnant. After an arduous birth and when he was placed in my arms, life was good and we began a new chapter in our lives that would, once again, bring back the magic of childhood.

Birthday parties, holidays and special occasions had new meaning and we all had a blast from the past. Beginning with the toys, we went from baby dolls to battleships. From tea sets to trains. Boy clothes were so darn cute, we wanted to dress him up all the time. And when it was time to go to school, all of us were so out of touch with what was going on in the world of education (Tiffeni was getting ready to go off to college) we didn’t know where to begin.

So what does Charlie’s birthday have to do with this blog’s platform? Everything!

As our children grew up, toys, clothes, books, etc., got tucked away in boxes, stored in attics and basements, regulated to a limbo that served no purpose. With every move, we needed to give away and dispose other things, each time a little bit of our family memories went too. But then, all was no longer lost because we created together our Family Museum, with Tif & Charlie having their own. And they are both grateful that their childhood keepsakes are being preserved and best of all, on display, to be seen and talked about, giving them much pleasure and pride.

So from Sesame Street, riding the rails with Thomas the Tank Engine, and saving Charlie’s baby clothes and toys for his future son, this is what having a family museum is all about. Keep the magic of your children’s childhood alive. It’s never too late to start.
"Preserve, Protect, Display. Create your Family Museum today!"   


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