Sunday, July 27, 2008

Family Moments Monday

I have always felt that it was important to thank people for everything.I love making little homemade thank you cards for people I love. I send them out to thank people for doing something nice for me or for one of my children. I send them out when I appreciated a lesson given in church or just to let someone who is having a hard time know that I'm thinking about them. My mom always encouraged me to be thankful and I am trying to pass it on to my children as well. So here is one way I try to teach them.
I have each of my boys (ages 7, 4, and 2) sit down at the counter and draw a picture of what they have learned form their teacher at church (or whoever), my 7 year old can write so he'll write a sentence about his favorite thing about the person. We then make some kind of treat together, cookies, brownies, rice krispies or in a pinch we just use a bag of candy bars. Then we attach the picture and the treat and we take them to their teachers houses to let them know how much we appreciate them. The teachers love to see the kids and it's always nice to get a thank you just because and to have a little picture to tell them what they love. I hope that this has helped my boys be grateful for people and taught them a little about making sure we thank others and at the same time it's been fun!
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Lyndsie said...

I love that idea! I think I'll have my little ones do pictures for people!

Rosemary Bogdan said...

What a great idea-- and something boys are sometimes not naturally good at. Great job, Mom. Love your blog.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

I try to be good with thank you's, but I never thought about having the kids help out with that. I will need to rememebr that when our kids get old enough to help out so that can get in the pactise of being thankful. good tip!