Sometimes I feel that I am not able to give each one of my kiddos the individual attention that they need - that they deserve. I, of course, feel super guilty about this. At the start of this school year I decided to do something about it. I made these "mommy and me journals."
It is a simple composition book that I covered with scrapbook paper. I personalized it with their names (but of course, I'm showing you the back so you don't see their names :)
In the back is a simple ribbon hot glued to the inside cover - it's our bookmark.
My kids write a letter to me and let me know what they are thinking. They let me know what they wanted to tell me but I was too busy running around to listen. They write and I take the time to listen.
This is I.'s page telling me what bugs her:
G. is writing:
And then I write back and tell them how wonderful they are. I just set it on their bed when I'm done.
And they set it on my bed when they are done. We are averaging about one letter every other week. But I love it - I hope this reinforces how incredible they are and how much I value our relationship.
It doesn't ease all the guilt I have about not giving them individual attention - but it is one step closer!
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