The idea is to begin some new habits which brings faith into their daily lives. School is beginning for most of the nation in the next few weeks. This is a perfect time to make a few visible changes to inspire and connect with our kids and our Lord.
Kids and parents are stressed out the first week of school. To enjoy a successful morning the first week of school begins, get ready the night before.
This last item is crucial. You can change a child’s entire day when she opens up her lunch and sees a note from Mom. Even if they are kids in Middle School and High School.
I sent notes with jokes in grade school in my daughter's lunch. She would be surprised by the riddles and just fun nonsense. She passed them around the lunch table and I always included an ~ I love you. Include a scripture verse one day. I now print off stories that are age appropriate and stuff them in the lunch sack. She STILL passes those around just like she used to pass the jokes.
There are a ton of clean jokes and riddles that make kids laugh available on the Internet. Such as:
What are dog biscuits made from? Collie flour
Why can't you tell a cow a secret? Because it goes in one ear and out the udder!
When my daughter was eight, I told her she was my cuddle fish. For weeks I would hug her and say, “My little cuddle fish.” She would gush and smile.
Then one day I put a picture of a cuttlefish in her lunch and wrote, My little cuttlefish. She didn’t think it was so cute. My daughter and I still laugh about the cuttlefish in the lunch today and she is thirteen years old.
Building memories.. Building connections…
While you are writing a note to your kids, slip a note into your husband’s lunch or briefcase.
What a great surprise on the first day of school! Be blessed, Lynn