I feel like my kids are constantly growing. Each time I turn around it seems as if they got a bit bigger. When I was young, I always thought that the saying, “You’re growing like a weed” made no sense. But now, as a parent, I totally understand it. When my son comes out of his room, dressed for school, it’s a 50/50 chance that his pants will be too short and he’ll need to go back in and change. What’s a mom to do?
I can’t stop time, but I can track it—and my child’s growth. That’s where a growth chart comes in handy. You may be thinking that’s what a door jamb is for–but what if you move? It means leaving those precious marks behind.
Enter these wooden growth charts from Ten Fingers 4 Paws. From surfboards (shown above) to gorgeous painted trees, each of their charts is hand made in New Hampshire and is environmentally sound. The charts are shaped from birch plywood, printed with eco-friendly inks and finished with a whey based coating. But just like that doorjamb, you can use any pen or pencil to mark your chart, so you don’t need to go hunting for a special writing tool, and the ruler demarcations are left blank so you can hang the chart as high or low as you need. And speaking of hanging, it’s a cinch—each chart comes with a saw-tooth hanger mounted on the back as well as a few tabs of mounting foam to make installation extra secure. You can even personalize it with a child’s name–making it an adorable baby shower or new arrival gift.
So the next time you look at your child and think with a sigh, “He’s growing so fast!” Make sure to grab a pen and mark it on your growth chart.