Traveling With Kids | 100 Memories List
One of the first things that my kids do when we arrive back from a long trip is our traditional 100 Memories List. This list has become an important part of the way our family holds and remembers the big and little details of our trips around the world.
The 100 Memories List is something my children learned from my mother who has been making memory lists since she was a little girl. And ever since my mother has been visiting us in Italy she has involved the kids in helping her compile her memory lists of their time spent together. It has become a special way to end her trips and gives the kids something to look over after the inevitable difficult good-byes.
And over the years the kids have slowly begun the tradition of making these lists after our own trips. Sometimes we work on one all together and sometimes we each make individual ones and compare what memories were important enough to make each person’s list.
And you’d be amazed at what details actually show up on these lists. The places visited, the people met, the food eaten, the strange observations made and even many little funny details that normally would most likely be forgotten if not written down soon after the trip.
I love reading back over these lists from years past and am always pleasantly surprised and reminded of many little “forgotten memories” that are triggered by a few words.
Does your family have any special way of recording memories of your trips and travels? I’d love to hear about it.