I know that a lot of you are still recovering from the election and I wanted to do more than just write a post about it today.
In talking with my mom friends about what we are saying to our kids. I keep hearing the same sentiment over and over. As one friend said
I sent my kids off with a message to choose kindness- no matter our political views, race, religion, ect. Choose kindness and acceptance.
That is certainly a message we can all use and words that are important to be said. But it’s also important to do more than just talk to our kids.
This “Sibling Appreciation Advent Calendar” is an idea our elf came up with last year and worked really well. On the first day he appeared, always the day after Thanksgiving in our house, he arrived with this Advent Calendar (only $15!) and an explanation.
The idea is simple. Our elf asked the kids to take a minute each day to write something nice about each other and place it in that day’s pocket. The next morning the kids wake up to find the notes they wrote about each other and a small chocolate hug.
The kids loved this little tradition and I loved that they were taking time each day to show some kindness towards each other– especially since at 8 and 6 they can get into quite a few sibling squabbles.
Plus, at the end of December you’ll have a whole stack of sweet notes your kids have written about each other as a keepsake.
I hope you’ll try it this year!
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