I’ve been placing “love notes” written on napkins in Anna’s lunch box each day. I tell her how proud I am of her and how much I love her. I also usually draw a picture of some silly little something. She never comes home with them so I thought she had just thrown them away. At back to school night, I looked in her desk and there was a little stack of napkins all folded neatly next to her math book. She told me she pulls them out to read if she’s having a bad day or feeling sad. It made me remember just how important the little things can be to our little ones.
In response to my letters, she’s been leaving little love notes for us all over the house. Usually at least once or twice a day, she will hand deliver our “mail” to us by saying, “Mail’s here. Mail is here.” So, I thought she might enjoy having her own little mailbox to use. I sat down and attempted to follow a tutorial for a fabric mailbox from giver’s log. It’s not perfect but I don’t think she minds. I just had to share some of her cutest notes to us. She is soooo funny and I’ve been saving my own little “stash” of her love notes to pull out and read when I’m having a bad day or feeling sad.
As long as your with me I will not lose you forever. With lots of love from Anna with lots of kisses.
Welcome to Annas terrific tea hose. Come today?!
Thank you for chooseing this one.
Mom, I am sorry I am not in bed but I was trying to sleep so hard but I can not do it. But I also love you. I hope you are not mad at me mommy. But if you are I am sorry. What is your reacticon happy or mad?
I know you had a bad day I hope tomorrow is better I love you. Good bye.
Hope this spot. O
As long as your with me I wont lose you forever.
Hug this spot O
Kiss this spot O
From Anna to mommy
I love you all I hope you all had a good day good bye I will always love you.
Share the soap!
Give love! Anna Kleist
To do list:
Say good morning
Say my ABC’s
Spin in the dining room
Spend time with family
Give Mom Dad love
(Followed by a picture of the 6 of us with a dancing heart!)
Stay tuned for Anna’s short stories!