Saturday, February 13, 2010

Operation: Encapsulation

Day 34: MAKE A TIME CAPSULE


Have you ever wished you could remember all the things you thought were cool 10 years ago? Me too. So today I’m going to attempt to create memories by making a time capsule. I can’t wait to see what the kids and I will find to put in there! Maybe some of the kids’ artwork or clothes they’ve outgrown. Now I’m kind of wishing I hadn’t mailed Little C’s binkies to her baby cousin (translation = trashed them).

I have no idea if we’ll wait 10 years to open it, but even if we only wait a year, I think it will be fun to see what surprises we left for ourselves. What would you put in your time capsule?


Big C jumped into this activity with both feet. Before I could search through Little C’s room to find significant items that were small enough to fit into our capsule, Big C had completely filled it, proudly exclaiming, “We’re done Mom. Let’s seal it!”

Upon further examination, I disapproved every single item Big C had chosen, reminding him that he probably wouldn’t want to pass even a few days without his Navy SEAL action figure and that Little C wouldn’t be thrilled to lose her precious Swiper the Fox. Back to the drawing board.

After serious deliberation, the 3 of us gathered the perfect agglomeration of memories:

  • Outgrown Batman Underoos
  • Legos
  • An invitation to Big C's upcoming camoflauge themed 6th birthday party
  • Schoolwork, coloring sheets, and fingerpaintings
  • A Size 4 diaper from the last package Little C ever wore
  • Outgrown pink Spongebob pajamas
  • Yellow hair rubberbands
  • And of course pictures 
We somehow managed to jam everything into the capsule with not an inch to spare.  Then the kids decorated a brown paper grocery bag, and we sealed that sucker up.  I contemplated burying the time capsule in our backyard, but with our migratory lifestyle, who knows how long we'll live in this house.  (And even if by some military miracle we are here for 10 years, with my terrible memory I'm likely to remember the time capsule in the backyard mid-flight to our next destination.)






3 comments:

  1. This is a great idea !! I need to think of something like this for our family !

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  2. "Stopping by on the blog hop...a little late. Nice to meet you"


    Thanks so much for stopping by! I am a military wife as well! :)

    What a cool idea about a time capsule, have fun!!

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