Soon it will be your child’s birthday, and she will get all the attention. Take some time by yourself or with your partner to congratulate yourself on the amazing job you’ve done this past year. You are the reason your child will go on to succeed in life!
Write a letter to your child that reflects on a few of your favorite moments or a particular challenge you overcame as a family or simply a note saying how much you love her. Seal it in an envelope and put it somewhere safe. Ten or 15 years from now you and your child will cherish this note.
What are some major accomplishments that you have had as a parent or as a family? What are some goals you have for yourself and for your child over the next year? Write them down. Be intentional about what you would like to achieve. Put it down on paper and store your list somewhere you will remember to look.
In the car look for license plates with 2 or more letters and announce the letters to car in the form of a sentence. For example, the first rider who verbalizes a full sentence gets a point. If you see a license plate with “HEB” make up a sentence like, “Hippos eat broccoli.”
“Happy” is an example of an overused word. Can you list 10 synonyms for happy, that is words that have a similar meaning to happy? What about 15 words? How about “nice” or “interesting.”
A triptych is a 3-paneled work of art. What part of that word means 3? How many words can you think of that mean 3 of something and contain “tri” in it? (Hint: triangle, triumvirate, trilogy, triple…).
Make a list of 25 people you know – include nicknames and real names. Now put an X beside all of the names that have other meanings, for example Kitty, Robin, Bob, Paris.