Make Sure Your Kids Know You Love Them With This One Simple Trick
It’s 4pm. The start of the witching hour. We’re trying to do homework, practice spelling tests, and I’m signing school paperwork all at the same time. There’s crying. And frustration. I’ve got to start dinner soon, and it’s no where near bedtime yet.
Some days my kids drive me absolutely nuts. Like pull my hair out, need a cocktail by 5pm, lock myself in the bathroom for a few minutes nuts.
The fighting, bickering, whining, and complaining is sometimes just too much to take and keep your sanity as a mom.
And of all the ways I’m sure I will screw up as a mom, I will never make the mistake of not making sure they know how much they are loved.
Even when I want to be nowhere near them. Even when I don’t really like them.
So to let my kids know I really love them, I write them love notes.
I sneak notes into lunchboxes on bananas and on napkins and on tangerines.
I shove notes in their pillowcases when they go on sleepovers. I leave them notes in their desk during Back to School Night and I write in their notebooks on test day. I use these black magic notes and I draw on book mark in the books they’re reading.
I write them long notes on their birthdays and save them for when they’re older. But the short and sweet everyday notes are the ones I really love writing.
I keep it simple. “I write I love you.” And that’s pretty much it. Because there’s not much room on a banana.
So here’s the love note I would fit onto a banana in their lunch box if I could:
I love you forever and always. I love you more than you will ever know. Here’s how I love thee….
I love you when you’re clean and fresh out of the bath and smell sweet.
I love you even when you fart on my lap.
I love you when you fall asleep in my arms.
I love you even when you wake me up in the middle of the night for a cup of water.
I love you when you reach up to hold my hand when we’re walking.
I love you even when you roll your eyes at me.
I love you when you help me bake family recipes.
I love you when you loudly proclaim that the dinner I made is gross. Before you even eat it.
I love you when you play sweetly with your sister.
I love you even when you slam your door as you yell at your sister to get out of your room.
I love you when we watch movies from my childhood together .
I love you even when you sneak TV after I’ve said no more screen time.
I love you when you make yourself breakfast before I come downstairs.
I love you even when you spill milk all over the clean kitchen floor.
I love you when you draw me little pictures of our family.
I love you when you tell me I’m the meanest mom ever.
I love you when you proudly read to me from your new book.
I love you even when you refuse to do your homework and complain at every problem.
I love you when you offer me a lick of your chocolate ice cream.
I love you even when you use your clothes as a napkin.
I love you when you actually do what I ask the first time.
I love you even when you don’t have your shoes on three times after I asked.
I love you when you calmly help me go grocery shopping.
I love you when you have a temper tantrum in the middle of the store.
I love you when we play games together.
I love you even when you explain every Pokemon character to me in detail.
I love you to the moon and back and then some, because how could I not?
I just can’t always fit it on a banana.
I love you, Your Mama
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