Like most mothers I spent a lot of time putting photos of my children into albums for the first few years of their life. Unfortunately with the invention of digital cameras I stopped printing them out for quite a while and now find myself with many years of no printed records of my children's development. There are zillions of photos in various places on the computer, but now the job of sorting them all out just seems too overwhelming.
The other day my father sent me a few photos of me from many years ago - photos that I don't think I have ever seen. I had always thought that I had real memories of this time in my life, but I realised that most of my memories have been formed/reinforced by photos. I always think that there is no way that my children could forget some of the special events in their lives, but these photos brought back the fact that they probably will and therefore the need for me to keep records for them. Hopefully I will feel motivated enough to trawl through the folders and folders of photos and sort them out in the very near future - or at least before the computer crashes and we lose them all - like we did a few years ago!