Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My new mailbox

I have a new mailbox. There are no bills and no junk mail. And I must admit that I actually enjoy checking it.

A few days ago as I was trying to figure out what to do with the pile of notes and pictures the kids had given me, they informed me that I needed a box to keep them in. So I now have a creatively decorated diaper box by the side of my bed that I have been instructed to keep all of their notes in. And every night when I go to bed, I have a pile of notes from my children. They are usually the same as the day before, but how can I not love it!

Lillie likes to tell me in her notes that she loves me because I make her dinner. Andrew is usually asking a question, like whether or not they can make cookies. Michael likes to tell me that I am the best Mom and Katherine has learned to write 'MOM' and that's enough for me!!

Then today, Andrew decided they should each have their own mailboxes. There's now a collection of little mailboxes for each of the children in the hallway and they have spent the day filling each other's boxes. I've taken my turn as well and written each a note and let them know all the reasons I love them too.

And I must say that when they aren't beating the snot out of each other, they are just about the best kids a mom could ask for! And oh so sweet! My nightly notes make all the trials of the day just melt away. I wish adults would learn more from kids and spend more time doing things for others and writing more love notes. Wouldn't the world be a better place?


Julia said...

I love it! When I was little I did something like this with a few of my siblings. It was fun to leave secret notes and also receive them. Maybe I should make a mailbox system for my home!

runningmom said...

Love this post Stacey! How sweet!

Susan said...

What a great idea and what sweet children.

Russ said...

What a priceless memory for you. Some of life's most precious jewels show up in the most unexpected places.