The outside of the card might not seem like much, but it’s the inside that counts the most! For Father’s Day this year, I’m starting a new tradition. I asked J a few questions about his dad and wrote down his responses. When he made his Father’s Day card (this year was just construction paper, stickers and markers), I made sure he left space for me to include his responses. The plan is to do this every year. Hopefully posting this here will help me remember to keep it up!
We also did this for his Grandpa’s card.
My questions were basically geared towards getting a 3 year old to share his thoughts on dad/grandpa. Here’s how one of our conversations went…
What’s your favorite thing about ___?
What do you like to do with ____?
“I like to play with him.”
How would you describe ____?
“He has a head. He has some eyes. He has a nose and a mouth.”
What do you want to say to ____?
“I love you!” and then he says to me, “Thank you!” And then I say to him, “You’re welcome!” And then he says to me, “I love you.” and I say to him, “Thank you!” And then he say to me, “You’re welcome.”
I personally would love to get a card with my son’s thoughts about me, however simple. I’m hoping dad and grandpa love it too.