I’m starting a new tradition in my family. Why? Well, I just don’t think we have enough traditions. In fact, I don’t know that we have any. So this year I’m starting a new one by giving my kids something every day from February 1st until Valentines Day that says just how much they’re loved. Again you may ask why? It’s not because I’m mother of the year, in fact quite the opposite. My New Years resolution to be more patient seems to have fallen my the wayside, along with my resolution to lose 10 pounds.
So for the past few weeks I have been planning and scheming and coming up with 14 different things that I can do for my kids, and then it occurred to me that I could do a better job showing my love for my husband. But don’t think I’ll be doing that for 14 days straight. I wouldn’t want him to think that’s even possible! Instead, I have a few things up my sleeve for him. And why not show my sister, my friends and my family too. Hell, there’s gonna be so much love up in here y’all are gonna gag!
I would love for you to check in every day for the next 14 days to see what I’ve been up to. I will have done them all a day ahead of me posting them so that I can post their reaction. That way you’ll know if they’re a dud or winner. It’s very important to note, that while everything may take some effort, everything is costing very little money. My goal is to make everyone feel special while easing some of my guilt, and if in the meantime I can help show my boys what women really want, that’d be great too.
So here goes:
Hot chocolate and Marshmallows in their lunch boxes.
Ok- I wouldn’t normally send my kids to school with a thermos of chocolate. I mean, I respect teachers far to much to give them chocolate during the day. But this day was frigid and the start of my new tradition. I included the little marshmallows in the lid. I imagined them opening their thermos and having kids gather from all around the cafeteria offering up their best thing in exchange of this sweet surprise.
I could barely wait to find out how it went. I asked they what they thought of their first 14 days of love surprise. This is how it went:
Evan: What are you talking about?
Me: In your thermos…I packed you hot chocolate and marshmallows.
Colin: Oh yes, Mommy thank you, you da best mamma in da world.
Evan: Oh, I didn’t open it. I thought it was soup….I hate soup.
Ok, so all subtlety is lost on my boys.
Tomorrow, I shall include instructions.