9 February 11
If you haven’t already started taking your children’s measurements, why not start today? A height chart is a fun way to chart children’s growth. We’ve only marked our second height reading, but I’m amazed by how quickly our girls are growing!
I have fond memories of having my growth noted when I was a child. Every time we arrived home from boarding school, my sisters and I engaged in a height-measuring ritual. We stood with our backs to the wall, and my mother held a book over the top of our heads to mark (with pencil) our new height. As a bratty little sister, I was just intent on catching up with my sisters’ heights — perhaps I’ve even surpassed them now, hmmm?
I wanted to make this fond ritual a new tradition for our family. Because we have given up living in our home and are committed to being mobile, we decided not to use a wall or doorway to mark the girls’ heights. Instead, David brought home a poster which he mounted onto a length of board. We have stored it in the shed and intend to mark the girls’ heights whenever we return to Queensland.
There are many options available for height charts — you don’t have to stick with kiddy cartoon characters. If I was a bit more crafty, perhaps I’d make something like this fabric growth chart.
Or you can always line your kids up in a doorway and mark off their heights. Easy, peasy, done.
Do you measure your children regularly?