Saturday, February 20, 2010

Birth Order- Ghost of Journals Past

I am in the process of  “backing up” my hand written journals by transcribing them into digital format. I wonder if I can do it WITHOUT editing the spelling, grammar and stupid-me-why-did-I-write-this-down errors? As I was flipping through some of the “back issues”, this sidetracked me:


Boy              Boy
Girl               Girl
Boy              Boy
Boy     OR     Boy
Girl                  Girl
Boy               Girl
Girl                  Boy
Girl                   Girl

Anyway I don’t know which if more entertaining…the fact that
A.   I wrote down the preferred birth order of my unborn children
or that
B.   I wrote down so many! (I’m not ruling out 8 but WowZa! From where I stand today, 
                that is highly unlikely.)

If nothing else, this transcription process should provide a good hearty laugh.
I love my journals.
I love to see how things change over time.
I love to have proof to back me up when my memory 
(or someone else’s) 
fails.

6 comments:

Jamie G. said...

Wow! You were thinking ambitiously......8 kids! It is fun to look back at what we were thinking long ago and reassess.

Boy said...

This statement scares me:

(I’m not ruling out 8 . . .

Andrea said...

I can't stand to read my old journals. I only wrote in them when I was feeling dramatic.

Erin said...

I'm impressed you're putting your journals into digital form. All I ever wrote about when I was a kid was who I had a crush on this week and then a few mandatory Personal Progress entries thrown in.

Chandee said...

No matter how you look at this one you have already lost. You made no choice 3 which should have started boy, girl, girl...

Gwenevere said...

Touche, Chandee. Touche.