So despite my desperate pleas to my girls to stay little, they have insisted on growing. I’ve tried sleeping them between bookends to slow the growth, I’ve tried strapping weights to their heads, I’ve tried sneaking quinine into their water bottles but to no avail. It’s just rude, frankly.
Anyway, in the spirit of ‘if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em’ I made this growth chart just before Olive was born. (Yep, I was pretty settled on the name and we were fortunate she obliged us by actually being the female that had been predicted).
It is simply a stamped and embroidered, hemmed rectangle of muslin with some dowel at either end.
I mark the girls growth with silver split pins which I just poke through the material. Hanging from each pin is a white tag recording whether that pin relates to Sophia or Olive, the date and the measurement.
I wonder whether any of you, my lovely readers, would be interested in a tutorial to make these as I’m considering doing a proper step-by-step with photos?
In the meantime, I’ll let you know how keeping them for long periods in a room with a 3 foot roof goes.