This year, I will have completely filled a journal for my son. It's a record of firsts, events and memorable quotes from the first 8 years of his life. Along with the thousands of photos that I've taken of him over the years, the journal provides a glimpse back at his life and how much he's grown and changed. I found this Q&A book recently which is another way of capturing a glimpse of your child's thoughts over the years. It's a fun way to find out how quirky your kid's imagination can be, or it can be a conversation starter. Some of the questions may also reveal things that bother your child that they may too afraid to mention.