Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Snapshot: "Measure me!"

So here is our family's "measuring stick."  We started marking growth spurts on the doorway in between our kitchen and our dining room, soon after we moved into our new digs in 2001.

A few years after we moved in, we painted the kitchen and the trim -- but I was insistent that our growth chart would stay intact.  But then the tall boy and his cousins, the soldier and the Cavalier cousin, just continued to grow.  Coleen's tall boys came over and stood tall to be measured, too.  And they all continued to grow and grow. I suspect that we have not seen the last of the growing among these tall, tall boys.

But that's OK.  We will continue to chart the growth of our urchins, their cousins, their friends -- really, just anyone who is willing to stand up and be measured.

This wall makes me happy every time I look at it.


  1. I love it. I had a friend who did this and they moved and she took the door with her:)

  2. I love this! I see that those tall boys surpassed the person known on the growth chart as "Dad" quite a while ago. What were they fed?

    We had something like this in our basement when I was growing up. We haven't done it at our house, though, and I wish we had. We only have one boy, though, who has surpassed his Dad by a few inches. Our girls are usually referred to by their peers as "fun-sized."

  3. We have a wall like that at my mum and dad's house. They have lived there 32 years now so it has me from age 9, brother from age 6 and baby brother from birth, plus the three grandchildren so far - I love looking and seeing that my son is an inch ahead of my brother at the same age, or (sniff) that my daughter is a centimetre ahead of me.

    If mum and dad ever move we will have to record the whole wall in multiple pictures first.