Keeping up with the challenges on the 30 Day Mom Challenge haven’t really been that hard. Remembering to write about it has been. D’oh!
Challenge – Leave a Sweet Note for Them
Check. Actually found old wedding stationary and wrote them a note on that. Told them how blessed I was to have them, how much I loved them….you know all the stuff you can’t say enough. I then left the notes on their beds where they would find them the next morning. Truth be told though, I do this already once in a while. I leave post-it notes on my daughter’s mirror or write notes in their journals for them. I’ve also written them letters to be opened much later in life. One each when they were born to be opened at their engagement party. This letter is packed away with a bottle of scotch for the toast. The other letters to them are packed with the baptism gown they both wore, and to be opened when they have their first child. I think I will write two more soon to be opened many years from now. Hmmmm.
Challenge – Calculate how many more weekends are left until your child graduates high school
I was dreading this one because of the math involved but I really should have been afraid of my response to his. Sheer horror. My oldest daughter will graduate high school in only 397 weekends and my youngest in 501. Not even kidding, when I say this brought tears to my eyes, because we all know how fast time goes by. This was a sharp reminder to really be present with them. They won’t be little children for much longer.
Challenge – Picture yourself at your child’s age. Try to remember how you felt.
I’d say I’m a definite failure at this one. As much as I’ve tried, I simply can’t envision myself at 7 or 9. I looked at old pictures, and although I recognize the kid, it didn’t illicit any response from me as to how I “felt”. Can you remember how you felt at that age? Is it just me?