Heaven help me, I think I’m about to become a scrapbooker.
(Because, as my poor, neglected guitar will tell you, I need another hobby.)
It started like this: we’re planning a trip to Montreal. I thought, why not hand Meena a guide book and tell her to pick out pictures of things she’d like to see? The first thing she picked was the royal arch at Montreal’s Chinatown, and I realized two things:
- we’re going to want a picture to carry with us, to help us “find” the arch
- Ottawa has a Chinatown, why don’t we go there?
To make a long story short, we started to compile an “adventure book”. So far, it has black & white printouts with:
- photos of things to see in Ottawa, from Parliament Hill to a 67’s game, all carefully selected by Meena (I keep having to tell her that the 67s play hockey, not soccer. Don’t tell Amy.)
- a photo scavenger hunt of Old Montreal (even I don’t know where to find this stuff, we’re going to add a map and mark down the places as we find them).
The map-fetished travel bug in me is doing happy dance after happy dance. Next we have to find pictures of Paris (Meena has become enamoured with the Eiffel Tower). And colour photos. And maps. And glue, and scissors, and… OMG, it’s a scrapbook.
I hear this scrapbooking thing is addictive. Also, I know there are many people out there with much more experience than I. So HELP! What do I need? Where do I get it? How do I make it all 4-year-old-friendly?
I guess this isn’t the end of the world. Maybe I’ll finally put our wedding photos in an album :).