Monday, February 27, 2012

Mother/Daughter Journal

I had read of the concept of a Mother/Daughter Journal before the girls could read but what I read did not offer a way to introduce it to your child that might excite them. Recently, on Pinterest, I found a way to start one that I really liked. So I wrote the first letter as suggested on the blog Mama Jenn and gave one to each of my girls. C is not particularly happy with me at the moment and has not written in hers. K was very excited to write in hers and her first entry melted my heart.

It says "Dear Mom, I love you. Thanks for teaching me how to mack {make} boxes."

I make fancy gift boxes, you can see some from Christmas on my other blog as well as K's first effort. She has made three more lately and has already given my favorite one away (before I got to photograph it). I will try to photograph the ones she has made recently soon.

I replied.

Her joy and excitement when she got my letter was profound. This is definitely worth doing if it touches your child's heart.


Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

Oops, I used the wrong too/to/two, on the letter. At least it is an easy edit so that posterity doesn't see how poor an editor I really am. :)

no spring chicken said...

I've heard of this before and have never done it myself. What a beautiful way to communicate... and a beautiful keepsake of the things on our/their hearts!

Blessings, Debbie