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Dear Mom,

I appreciate the thousands (upon thousands) of pictures you’ve taken of me, but what about the stuff that really matters. Like when I first slept through the night. My first friends.

Can’t remember, huh?

Not to be a smarty-pants, but I think you should try the templates by Design365 to help you record the important milestones in my life (you know, the ones I’ll actually care about when I have my own kid).

The smart folks there provide a comprehensive list of events to choose from. You decide what to record and print out only the pages that apply. Bonus: You get to choose the paper and the binder to store them in.

They also have templates for calling cards, planner pages, and recipe cards — in case you want to ask Grammy for her chicken a la yum recipe.

Get the picture?

Available online at design365.etsy.com.

This Week in Boston!

Shakespeare on Love

What: Family-friendly event with snippets of speeches, sonnets, scenes, and songs from The Bard.
Why: Wherefore art thou?
When: Tues., 11 a.m.
Where: Franklin Park, The Playstead, Franklin Park Rd., Dorchester (617-442-4141).

Victory Day
What: Check out the new All Hands on Deck exhibit, get a temporary tattoo, dress up as a sailor, and go on a scavenger hunt.
Why: Stow away.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown (617-426-1812).

Edward Rowe Snow Day
Head to Georges Island for a visit from Flying Santa, who will arrive via helicopter. Plus, stories and cake.
Why: Yule love it.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Georges Island, Boston Harbor (617-223-8666).