Last year I put notes in Kayla's lunch box throughout the year. Not every day, just randomly, when I would remember. She never said anything about the notes and eventually I forgot about putting them in with her lunch.
This year I wanted to do better about putting a little something in the lunch box for Kayla and Lucas. Something to bring a smile to their day and hopefully encourage Kayla to have a good day/stay in a good mood!
I'm not sure if I'll get through every single day of school, but I'm trying!
We were only in the second week of school when one night I was making their lunches and already ran out of ideas of what to write on their notes. I felt like anything I put would already be a repeat. So I thought it would be ok if I skipped a day; and I didn't think they would really notice anyway.
The next night I was making their lunches when Kayla says, "Mooom! What about a note?!"
Me, "Oh! Did I forget to put a note in your lunch today?"
L: "You forgot my note too! I was looking all around wondering where it was!"
M: "Do you want a note in your lunch?"
A resounding "YES!!" and giggles from both of them.
Me: "Ok, I guess I better remember to put one in tonight."
K: "I got it, Mom, I got it!"
Kayla ran to the drawer in the kitchen and took out the note pad and pen. She wrote her name on the paper and then wrote 'bus.' (I sometimes put whether they are bus or car riders). Then she said, "What else?"
I told her to put "Friday" because I would've written "It's Friday!"
K: "Ok, what next?"
Me: "Love you."
K: "Got it!"
And then Kayla proceeded to put the note that she wrote herself, as if it was from me, in her lunch box.
Guess she wanted to make sure she would have a note in her lunch even if she had to write it herself!
When I told Lucas I didn't know what to write every day he said "You don't have to write something all the time, other days you could just draw a picture."
Me: "I don't know how to draw very well."
L: "Just do what I did and keep practicing over and over and then you will be a better drawer!"
Good advice, son!