This is Daddy's lunchI discovered early on in our marriage, especially when the babies started popping out, the power of the leaving a note in his lunch- method. Sometimes when I think back on how long we've been together and married, I cut it in half and consider that the amount of time we've actually been together because I hardly see the guy. Since I'm married to a man of few words, it's been hard to know if he likes me doing this or not. But I found out recently that he's been keeping all the lunch bags that the kids have drawn on and the notes that I slip in. The magnets that he wanted for his locker? He wanted to put some of our notes up and pictures of us. Hey, I think HF likey!
I miss you!
I miss you!
Why I think this is a good method:
- He has a little something to remember us while he's at work each day.
- I get to busy the kids with an art project while I make HF's lunch.
- Sometimes the note is our only conversation that day.
- The kids see HF's role in our family and his important place in our lives.
- This strengthens our bond as a couple and as a family.
- It's something fun to do. A little tradition we've created.
- "Officer, I got your pizzas!" in reference to this movie, written in permanent marker across a gallon ziploc bag filled with, you guessed it, pizza.
- "Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!" from Napoleon Dynamite
- "Roses are red. Violets are blue. If you don't eat this lunch, I will come back for you", complete with menacing child-like drawing of a rattlesnake.
- I wrote, "you are AMAZING" and had words that describe him using each letter of the word amazing. Right now I'm wondering what in the world I came up for the letter Z. . .
- I wrote things we had done that day and funny things the kids had said.