To relieve the stress for me, I disperse little love notes in unexpected places. There's nothing like construction paper and some fancy scissors to let them know you're thinking of them. I cut up a bunch of hearts and started writing.
We have an idiosyncratic way of telling the kids all the great things about them. Years ago, it started out with the question, "Guess What?" The answer soon became obvious to them, "You love me!" This is always their first response.
Guess What? I think your fabulous!
Guess What? I think your a terrific boy!
Guess What? You are beautiful, inside and out!
Guess What? You are kind and loving!
Guess What? You are a smart kiddo!
and more.We make the kiddos guess what we have in our heads. They end up spewing out all sorts of great things about themselves in the mean time. Playing off of this, on each heart, I wrote "Guess What?" and wrote something different on the back of each one.
Boy, yesterday was crazy. I started off by dropping the kids off at ski practice, going for a run in the mountains–so beautiful and peaceful . . .
So, that's it, I'm off. I am on vacation after all. I'm going to go wake up that sleepy hubby and go have some fun! Happy weekend and travels to all of you!