Okay so a couple things. First the scrap guilt thing. I started scrapping about 4 years before my son was born and now have 15 books full or close to full of my sister ( she is 16 now), my nephew, my cousins little boy, my pets, me and dh, kids I have babysat for and general family. 6 of those books are just my cousins boy and my nephew because they were the ones I scrapped the most before Jamie was born. I had been putting the pages in books for each person, other than the babysitting one and the general family one. I haven't scrapped anyone but Jamie and now Allie in 2.5 years and I feel really bad that those other books ( my sisters, nephews and cousins) are sitting there collecting dust. I am considering reorganizing all of the pages and just having the one for daycare kids, the pets one and then just a general family one that now includes my nephew, sister and cousin.. so that I don't feel so stinking obligated to continue to fill their personal books up when I really just want to scrap for my own kids primarily, with of course the occasional page of other family.
I keep thinking that if the pages are all mixed into the "extended/general family books" then I won't feel bad anymore about it.. I was looking at my nephews book and there isn't a new page in there since he was 4 and he is almost 7. I just don't want to feel like I *need* to scrap for that book, so combining them with the other general family pages sort of makes sense to me. Is this crazy and does it make sense at all? lol
Now, the second thing is this.. For those with more than one child, do you scrap the same pics twice, one for each child or not? I have some pics from when Allie was born of her and Jamie and I am trying to decide if I want to scrap them twice, one with journaling to Allie about how things happened with her brother and one to Jamie about how he handled the transition or if I want to just scrap it once for me to put in a separate book. What do you all usually do? I pretty much journal on all my pages and so far they are written to Jamie or to Allie, so having one family book for both of my kids isn't really what I want to do because my plan is to give them their books one day. I just don't know if I want to scrap the pics twice.