First day at school is top family video moment

The first day at school is amongst the top rites of passage mums look forward to their child experiencing, according to a survey. The landmark memory comes second only to birthdays in the poll of memorable family moments.

Although little ones have so much to look forward to in childhood, mums are already looking to the future as 34% of those surveyed admitted they were already looking forward to their child’s wedding day.

The research, which surveyed more than 600 parent bloggers, also revealed that parents regret not filming more home videos during the early years. Around two out of five of those surveyed missed filming their child’s first word and first step. Parents also wished they could turn back time and relive everyday adventures such as their children playing dressing up and playing with siblings and friends.

When it comes to their own childhood experiences, many mothers wished their escapades could be shared with their children, despite some being embarrassing. Mums in the survey revealed the memories they would like to revisit include their school prom, first kiss and spending time with their grandparents. Some mothers even wished they had a chance to be a fly on the wall at their child’s birth.

The survey was commissioned by Panasonic to mark the launch of their nationwide search for favourite family home videos.

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