I have a counter-attack to those late nights my hubster pulls
when he cannot see our kiddos & they, namely, our big girl, absolutely PINE for him.
Enter the Daddy/Daughter Journal, a book for them to write notes to each other–
She decorated the book with drawing, writing, stickers, & a ribbon, which she practically ties into bows herself. This was a Hanukkah present from K to her Daddy, as I knew busy nights & weeks lay ahead for us.
We know it’s the plan now, and it’s even a sweet activity to even (gasp) look forward to when the late nights happen. And oh, how they do.
The beautiful thing, besides the sweetness of a book of love letters between them is that this is such a great move for emerging literacy & words that matter. I hope they keep this book writing up–
For now, of course, I am dictating, but K also wants to do writing herself, & really-they can use this to communicate so much, about their day, asking & answering questions, …sometimes they even leave treats next to their book.
“Can you not go to work today, Daddy?
Because I just love love you so much!”
Here’s to the sweet love between daddies & daughters, particularly those under this roof.
10 thoughts on “When Daddy’s Late Nights Strike”
What a great idea! My husband comes home late at night almost every night, so maybe I’ll start something similar for them. (My daughter’s not even two yet, but she can draw and sort of talk so I’m thinking it might work!)
Yay, do it! It will be fun to share notes!
PS My girl wanted to sleep with it so that when Daddy came home, he would see it when going up to give her a (sleeping) kiss & tuck-in.
Aww, that is the cutest thing ever 🙂
What a wonderful idea! This reminds me a lot of the “sister journal” you and I made together, and we would mail it back and forth between us! It definitely made our living in separate states easier (and almost fun! Almost…) for me ❤
So Sweet, Kenzie!–that’s right!! Do you have it now? (crossing fingers, cuz no way i could locate it now…)
I don’t, but I’m 90% sure it’s packed in a box with the rest of my stuff in storage!
Great idea. Perhaps G and I will have yo try this for my extended absences away. xoxo
i encourage you to try it! Cheap & simple way to connect & reinforce the power of the written word, early.
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