The outside of our bedroom door hasn’t been washed in years. Not only is it long overdue for a good cleaning, it needs a re-staining. But I can’t bring myself to do it. That’s because for more than 20 years, we kept track of our kids’ growth on that door.

Note the permanent black marker...Jamie's contribution on year.

Note the permanent black marker…Jamie’s contribution one year.

Last night I added this:


Now another generation will have to go by before that door gets washed!