My Scrapbook Resume

Friday, April 5, 2013

Preparation is Key

Max and Dave have been watching a lot of The Walking Dead. I have been watching some of The Walking Dead. But, it's definitely a show that in this home we call, "rated NM." Which means, Not for Mommy. I like it, I just can't see most of it due to all the blood and gore and general scariness. I've had scary dreams.

But that is not the point of this story. After watching a season or so, Max declared one day that he doesn't think he has what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse. Well, not with that attitude, young man! So, we began what any responsible nerd parents would do, and began to come up with our survival plan. For several weeks in a row, mostly on Friday nights, we had some pretty long discussions about what we would do to survive a zombie apocalypse, specifically,  in New York City. And then, of course, I needed to scrapbook about all these lovely family discussions. 

It was a challenge to take a photo of a cover of The Walking Dead comic book, and to create a layout when my stash of scrapbook supplies include lots of pretty papers with flowers, delicate patterns, or words like "The Best Day Ever." Black seemed to help solve some of these issues. 

It's not my most favorite layout ever, but it's a story told. Sometimes, when thinking about why I scrapbook, I picture what someone in the future will think as they look through my pages. And for the most part, I hope they see and appreciate the family connections, the love, the fun, and even the monotony that we have shared together in this home. But, this page, I'm pretty sure, will have some descendant of mine scratching their head and thinking, "What the hell...?" 

1 comment:

  1. Aliza, I have been reading your blog for quite a while now, and I love your honest, fresh attitude. This LO, though, totally cracked me up. This is about the best thing I've seen all week! I bet this page becomes a favorite. Sometimes, it is these totally true looks into our lives RIGHT NOW that mean the most later. Thank goodness someone is prepared!