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Calling all Moms

Calling all Moms

Weekly, Starting Jan 3 | 10 am - 11:30 am @ JCC Aspen | 435 West Main Street

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Calling all Moms!

(and Dads and Grandparents too!)

We are offering a facilitated class for you to record stories about the heartwarming and humorous things your kids say and do.

Where: Jewish Community Center 435 West Main Street, 

Cost:  $18 per session or $130 for all 10 sessions

Why:  Why write these stories? Because many parents don’t realize, in a twinkle of time, the details of your kids’ childhood will fade and vanish forever. Like stories written in the sand, whatever captivating things your child has said or done, if not written down, are destined to wash away with time. Parenthood grants each of us the singular chance to meet our children as children, while they still look at the world through the eyes of a child.  It is a transitory moment; one which passes all too quickly.

Even if our parents remember a few tales from childhood, they are often forgotten over time or, like in the game of “Telephone”, the minutia altered over the years. Last week’s events are replaced by another story the following week; and another one the week thereafter. The years pass, and our children grow. Who they were at four, or five or six is superseded by who they become at seven, eight or nine. Their vocabulary increases, speech patterns evolve, and their interests change. Games they once found entertaining are replaced by different activities. Imaginary friends disappear, new friends emerge, and relationships mature. What they did last year becomes history in the truest sense of the word.  Eventually adulthood takes over and childhood becomes a memory.  All those stories, so vivid when they happened, quickly fade.

Imagine if someone handed you a book filled with stories about your own childhood, from the heartwarming to the humorous. What a valuable gift that would be. Now is the chance to create your own stories!

Please RSVP to Lieba Mintz at lieba@jccaspen.com. No kids please (it’s okay - you get to write about them!)

 

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