I recently heard a story about a dad who put a small note in his daughter's backpack everyday beginning with her first day in kindergarten. First, when she was learning to read they were simple – sometimes just pictures and then as she grew so did the messages. He shared words of love, words of inspiration, words of encouragement.
Today she's a senior in high school and has saved every note. Go ahead and say it…AWWWW.
What a fantastic idea and what a wonderful way to let your children know you love them.
I'm pretty sure Aiden, who is 11, wouldn't necessarily think it's that cool at this stage in his life; however, it never hurts to try. If nothing else it will reinforce that he's on my mind and that I care about him. That's never a bad thing.
I'm going to start doing this Monday morning. Granted, the way Aiden's backpack is organized, he may not find it til Friday but it's worth a shot. For Emrie, who is 2.5 (according to her), I think I'm just going to start putting a bright sticky note on her mirror in her room each morning with a hand drawn picture to start her day with a smile.
I'm going to call it "The Morning Message from Mom" Brilliant. I know.
I thought you'd enjoy this picture of Emrie and Aiden on the "jumpoline"