Babyhood is fleeting— gather those memories!
When we heard a lock of John Lennon’s hair sold at auction for $48,000 it made us think of our babies first haircut and the lock of hair we saved. After we got over the idea that we could make some quick bucks off it-we considered how it seemed a little weird to save hair in the first place.
We know some of you out there have meticulously maintained baby books with every “first” chronicled, starting with baby's premier poo (not the actual "poo" thankfully) and every possible memento taped to the pages, but we had no idea just how many other items sentimental mothers are keeping in their memory boxes.
Several Mom•Logic Moms admit to saving their baby’s umbilical stump, and one Mom•Logic staffer even saved the tiny plastic ring her OB/GYN used when her boy was circumcised. “Yes, it’s crusty and gross," she says, "But it's kept safely in his baby book.“
But no matter what you deem "memory-worthy," on that fateful day when your baby is all grown up and college bound, and you weepily present them with a carefully preserved lock of newborn downy hair, they will all react the exact same way:
“Ewww Mom, that’s gross.”