For Christmas this year, Twin A grabbed a notebook, entitled it "Letters to Mom," wrote a letter, drew a picture (of a giraffe!...or a dinosaur), wrapped it up, and put it under the tree. Turns out homemade gifts really are the best.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Letters to Mom
When the boys were younger, we used to play a game called "Letters to Mom." We used those notebooks that are half lined and half blank. I would write them a letter and draw a picture and then wait for their replies. I would ask questions like: Would you rather spend two weeks in DisneyWorld or test every video game that ever comes out? What is the definition of haberdasher? They would ask me questions like: Do you like cheese? Would you rather eat a worm or fall off a cliff with a truckload of pillows on the bottom? It was fun; it worked on their writing skills and gave us a way to communicate that didn't have to work itself around busy schedules.