Since I have a few more weeks until I move and get ready to start my job, I have been soaking up this priceless time with my kids. It has been amazing, *mostly*. We have had a few rough transitions with mommy being at home most days all day. My kids love having me here, no doubt, but suffice it to say, mommy is not as fun as a nanny or sitter…and mommy has a lot more rules…and enforces them.
After a hard couple of days, I took some extra time to cuddle and read with my son before naptime. Usually that is his time to play some games on the computer or on my phone without his sister around, but today we decided to sit on the couch and talk mostly. We decided that we would talk about a new tradition and I explained what “tradition” means. Our new tradition will be thinking of something nice to do for someone else every day before Christmas. So I asked what the first thing we should do was…3 years old…
“Well, should do something nice right before Christmas.”
“Yes, buddy, but what is something nice we should do today for somebody else?”
“We should make a couch for somebody else.”
“Well, I’m not sure who to make a couch for.”
“We could give one to Aunt ‘Better’.”
“I’m sure she would love that, buddy. Can you think of something else we could do?”
“We could give her our house!”
“Yeah, she’d really love that too, but maybe we could start by doing something nice for Daddy.”
“Yeah! We could make him a surprise.”
“OK! How ’bout we make him a picture, and maybe we could do something nice for your sister, too, like let her pick our snack today.”
“No, but we could give her a piece of candy.”
It’s a start!