On writing wishes and not re-inventing the wheel

New Zealand kauri tree hung with wishes made for the boy-child on his naming day. Photo: Su Leslie 1999

New Zealand kauri tree hung with wishes made for the boy-child on his naming day. Photo: Su Leslie 1999

Now that I’ve decided to try and make a birthday wishes book for the Boy-child, I thought I should go back to the original wishes made on his naming day. Then I remembered I’d written about this last year at this time (On Ancestry in the Making). It was a lovely reminder of just how fortunate we are in our friends and family.

Rather than re-invent the wheel; here it my original post of naming days and wishes.

This post is part of my countdown to my son’s sixteenth birthday. Here’s what has gone before:

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/six-word-saturday-who-said-boys-cant-wear-pink/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/when-two-heads-are-so-much-better-than-one/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/family-photo-friday-kids-no-more/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/three-weeks-out-and-ive-organised-nothing/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/on-the-importance-of-grandparents/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/on-counting-and-gender-stereotypes/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/getting-over-the-grumps/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/weekly-photo-challenge-object/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/six-word-saturday-on-being-allowed-a-weekend-sleep-in/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/on-raising-children-and-not-getting-enough-sleep/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/back-to-school-for-the-last-time/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/wordless-wednesday-remembering-birthdays-past-and-counting-down-to-a-big-one/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/juxtaposition-on-being-reminded-how-far-we-have-travelled/

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18 thoughts on “On writing wishes and not re-inventing the wheel

      • Thanks; he certainly isn’t interested now and I was exactly the same at his age. Interesting how there is usually one person in a family who acts as the collective memory. I read something about this one – an academic article where someone had actually researched it – and it was usually women who were the memory-keepers.

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