new guy, here. Might stick around for a while, though, we'll see. I was perusing the Internet for ideas about variables to collect about one's own child(ren), that you can later present to said child(ren) to have fun together (or maybe only the parent has fun with it, we can't predict what children will think is fun, right). The problem I have, is that when I type:
Fun statistics to record about one's own children
(or similar) into a search engine, I get a lot of search results with statistics about childhood, child poverty, how to get children excited about statistics and/or data analysis, etc., i.e., a lot of sites with stats about children. That's not the search engine's fault, it's just hard to word my will to tickle what I want out of the search engine. Even on this here site, when I typed in the topic of my question, the "similar questions"s first entry was "Where can I find statistics about child abuse offenders?"… I mean, no, that is not what I am looking for, thanks.
What I am looking for is a set of variables I can start to record starting at birth and going on for years, until Gyermek (that's not their actual name) is old enough to at least understand what a number is. In other words, what would you have wanted to record about your kid that would be fun to look at in a time series or in a contingency table, ideally also with them, when they are old enough?
Possible variables that come to mind:
- daily number of poops
- daily number of tantrums thrown
- daily calories ingurgitated
- baby clothes washed
- time napping
- number of naps
- daily things broken
- messyness of bedroom
- toys owned
- sum worth of toys
- sum worth of toys broken or lost
- number of profanities uttered
- number of lies uttered
- reason for lying
- chores done
- time spent on chores
- number of critter pets owned
- number of arms (legs, eyes, fingers. Hopefully constants, but who knows!)
- inappropriate things mouthed
- number of sensible arguments made
- time spent outside
- level of empathy shown towards others
- time spent with grand-parents
- time spent with other kids
- money spent on child
- child's bank account balance
I know these are a lot of suggestions. I was looking at the site tags for inspiration. Which of those would be impossible to track and why? A bunch of them would be rough estimates, for sure. I can't be recording my child's life all the time. I have a job, too.
I don't know if this sub-site is as strict as others in the SE universe about attracting "opinions", but from looking at the answers to other questions, it seems like there're a lot of opinions in the answers. I wouldn't expect anything else, actually.