I mentioned this before. Sometimes I get annoyed because people just don't get scrapbooking. I posted the worth the wait page of Jamie's on my facebook and my mom called to let me know that I had forgot to add my grandma. I didn't forget.. at ALL. I just missed her picture somehow. I even had her picture in the folder of pictures to use on the page, but it just got overlooked. I was so upset about it and redid the layout ( the same, just rearranged/sized pictures to make that one fit). My mom keeps telling me that it was fine and that my grandma would never see it so it didn't matter and I didn't need to fix it. I told her that it DID matter. I make these books for Jamie and it absolutely matters to me that his great grandma was there holding him that day and I left it off the page. She was like "well, okay, but really.. I don't see why it matters". I really wish I had some of you closer to me so I could have someone near that shared my passion for this hobby.
Sorry your mom just doesn't get it. Rob doesn't get it either, but he kinda puts up with it. Especially my need for taking pictures so I can scrap book.
I am sure Jamie will really appreciate all that you have scrapbooked through out the years for him.
Samantha & Rob
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I am sorry that your mother just does not get it. I completely understand. It is very frustrating.
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Almost no one IRL gets here either! So I feel your pain. Infact everytime a friend sees all I've scrapped for Kayson it's usually followed by some remark like "what are you ever going to do with all these?" "Do you really think Kayson is going to like all these?", "hmmmm, that's a lot of pages", etc. Never something like "I think he's going to love these later on". It hurts, but you know what? I don't scrap for them, I scrap for my sons and for ME.
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ugh, that sucks.
I think my parents get it ... but then when I told my mom that I wanted to disappear in the basement for four hours to crop while they were here this weekend, she seemed annoyed. I mean, how else do the scrapbooks get done? anyhow, that's my gripe, that they don't understand the TIME that goes into it.
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My Mom totally doesn't get it. She doesn't understand why I would put so much time into them instead of just using albums...but she barely even did that!
I don't have an album of my childhood. I have a few pictures here and there, but if I ever want them organized, I will have to do it.
I would really love to have a book my Mom made for me. My son may never care, but maybe his wife and kids will like to look at them someday. I love looking at my Grandma's photo albums, but unless she is there telling me who and when it was, I wouldn't know. So I think with the scrapbooking we can add the journaling or at least dates and titles so that the people looking at it doesn't need me there telling when the pictures were or anything.
I would LOVE to have had books my mom made or books that my MIL made for my husband. I tell my husband that I scrapbook for Allie and for Jamie's future wife. I know that Jamie may love his books, but his wife will probably love them more.
My mom does like my books, but she really doesn't get WHY I do it. Its just cute to her I think. My husband does really get it, he scrapbooks too ( digitally) when he has time and he puts a lot of time into helping me with my pages. I am thankful for him because he is very encouraging. I just wish everyone else understood why I do it.
I know where your coming from. So now I only share my pages with people I know appreciate the time and effort that go into them. My mom made a book for me of my first year and I love it she even has the backs labeled so I know how old I am in them. I think Jamie will love a book and his future wife will too.
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I do it first and foremost for me...because I enjoy to do it. My family comes next and the benefit of being able to look back and see what our lives were like when they were younger. I luckily haven't run into many people who say anything negative and my DH is VERY supportive. He loves that I'm making family memories and never complains about any money I spend on it or time or whatever. But I don't spend much money or time on it really that affects him, so that's good. I don't think people realize how hard it is though. I mean I guess it's not hard for us once we have our supplies, our pics organized, etc...but think back to before you were a scrapper and were just considering scrapping. EEK!!! I had already had a kid a few years back, scrapping was very daunting to me. Let it roll off Angie!!!
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Oh, Angie! I'm so sorry she doesn't get it!
I'm very selective about who I show my pages to for that very reason.
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