Growing up my wonderful mother instilled in me the importance and art of writing thank-you notes. I don’t remember ever minding this … but then again, I always have enjoyed writing.
Believing in the importance of formally giving thanks, I want to instill the same in my children. For previous birthdays and Christmas I only made my eldest (now 5 3/4) write his name and maybe draw a picture. But this year, since he can write, I made fill-in-the-blank thank-you notes for him. Also, I knew it would be really good writing practice for him.
Filling in the first couple weren’t bad … but, well, he’s a spoiled kid with a fair of amount of family and friends, so … he had quite a few to complete. I only made him do one at a time and only a couple a day … but, boy, did he make it drag out.
So now, mid-January, they are finished and sent out. Finally!
…. Just wait ’til he find out that we are participating in a 100 Acts of Kindness Project and the first challenge is … THANK YOU NOTES!
The following two tabs change content below.
Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.