Writing in my girls baby memory books got me in the habit of writing things down. At ages 6 and 8 I am still writing little things down.
When I started keeping baby books I was writing things down for them, so they could read about themselves when the got older because they won't remember all that we did or what they were like. It was important to me to be able to show them, even if in a small way, what their earliest personality traits were like right from the start - before society had a way to shaping them too much (for better or worse).
Lately I've been thinking about how writing down these little sentiments is enriching my life. They bring a smile to my face and I'm grateful that I took the 20 seconds to write it down because I know that I would have gotten through the day and inevitably said to my husband "one of the girls said the cutest thing today and I have no idea what it was."
When Julia said she dreamt there wasn't any more pizza...I didn't know what to make of it at first, but then I remembered that she was buying lunch that day and that's a big deal to her. I'm glad that I wrote it down because I've been looking at it up on the chalk board and it reminds me that while she is so much bigger than a baby she's still just in kindergarten and something as small as buying lunch is a big deal.
SO if your baby is now in kindergarten and you never wrote in a "baby book" you still have lots of time to capture some of the little things : )