Friday, July 2, 2010

Special Days

As a mom, I always love ideas about how to incorporate more FAMILY TIME into my days and, of course, how to make my children feel more special every day.

One thing we do is to have "Celebrate _____ Day" each month for the boys. On the day of their birth each month, we "celebrate" them by letting them choose a meal or do something special. It's not a gift giving frenzy or an excuse to spend... just a way to let hte boys know that they are special not only on their birthday but all year through.

My friend, Vicki, has another thing they just started: 5 Things. Each night before bed, the kids or the parents go through 5 things that are positive and good about that child. It could have been 5 things good about the day...or things they're good at. But what a way to eand their day on a note of positivity! I think I'll start trying that tonight.


chksngr said...

this is a fantastic idea! I might use this tonight!

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

That is a great idea. We've been telling each other our favorite part of the day for a while now. Any way you can end the day on a positive note is a good thing.