I came across a great idea that a “friend of a friend” had pinned on Pinterest (yes, I have become a stalker!). Jenn, from Mama Jenn Blogs had posted about a Mommy and Me Journal.
I pinned it and thought it was such a cute idea, but wasn’t sure that my boys would think it was as special as I did. I decided to give it a try anyway.
My oldest son had been gone for a few days visiting his grandparents. I wanted him to know how much I had missed him while he was gone. I found a composition book, wrote a letter to him and left it under his pillow.
Much to my surprise, that night, under my pillow I found the notebook with this letter back to me!
He loved it!! He was giggling and so excited!!
It has been over a week and every night I have gotten a letter back from him. Because Alex is more on the quiet side and not a big talker or writer, when I write my letter to him, I ask him questions. I have also found the cutest jokes online. I write them in the book and HE LOVES THAT!!!
I decided to try a journal for my 3 year old. For his, I drew a picture and told him to draw me one back. He was so excited. He draws me a picture every night after he finds my picture that a drew for him, in the book under his pillow. I have the cutest pictures all in one book!
These were so easy to make. I just got composition books (that I picked up at Walmart for under $2). I cut and glued card stock and then used scrapbook stickers for the letters and the decorations. Quick, easy and so far a big hit!!!!!!!!
These notebooks are so special and I know years from now, I will treasure all these special letters and pictures between me and my boys.
Thanks Mandy for having me!!!