Parents should say “I love you” to their children often. No-brainer.
But how about saying “I love you” in fun and creative ways? Try shaking things up at your house this holiday season by expressing your love a bit more unconventionally.
1. Put a hand-written note under the tree for each of your children telling them why you love them. Have them read it aloud on Christmas morning.
2. Spend a evening looking at family photo albums together. Reminicse about when your kids were little or born.
3. Have a bonfire in the back yard, roast s’mores, tell jokes, sing goofy songs. And leave your smart phone inside.
4. Write on your kids’ bathroom mirror “I love you” and “Merry Christmas” so they see it when they wake up on Christmas morning.
5. Make a big personalized Christmas cookie for each child.
6. Make your kids breakfast in bed during the holidays.
7.Have a designated family game night where the kids pick the games, and you agree to play–even the games you hate.
8.Go on an individual “date” with each child. Lunch, breakfast. Shopping trip. Any outing that gives you one-on-one time with each child.
9. Buy tickets to a concert, show, or sporting event that your kids really want to see, but don’t tell them about it until you arrive at the event.
10. Have a family dancing night. Push back the furniture, find dancing instructions on the internet and dance the night away.
Did you notice a common thread in all 10 of these “I love you” suggestions?
Each one involves time, that priceless gift that money cannot buy, the best investment you can make in your kids’s lives.
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