I just adore my children. I enjoy being around them, watching their interactions with one another, observing their attempts to try new things or develop their talents. I realize because I have so many kiddos that sometimes they can feel lost in the shuffle or overlooked. I try to take a different child with me when I go shopping in town so we can have that one on one time with each other. Since we started swathing hay on last Monday my week was full of driving kids out to the swather so they could have a turn riding with Dad and spending time with him.
On Mother’s Day I suddenly had a ‘light bulb’ moment. The day had been spent with the children and Mr. Ferrero Rocher cooking my favorite meals, letting me nap, watching the movie of my choice, etc. Truffle made the comment that this day had been all about me and it wasn’t even my birthday. I decided I’d create “You Are Special Days” as part of our Cool Summer Days calendar and create a day for each child that’s all about them. They all filled out questionnaires (pictured below) that I will use in planning their special day. All the meals will be their favorite foods (they even get to eat off our”You Are Special” plate), we will do their activities of choice, and celebrate who they are just because. The girls are extremely excited. And so am I. They don’t know when their day will come which makes the anticipation almost unbearable for the littler ones.
I’ve also learned a few new things about my children. Just when I think I have all their favorite colors, animals, and hobbies memorized they change their tastes and develop new interests. I’m looking forward to our first “You Are Special Day”. I have a feeling there is a new tradition in the making.