Sending some love to school

A few months ago, I was the very lucky winner of a fantastic giveaway from the extremely talented Lauren McKinsey. I was lucky to win some awesome lunch box notes for school. I was thrilled because I had planned on sending some “love” with Braden to school in his lunch but now, with these I was certain!

When school started a mere 5 weeks ago, I packed a little love note in Braden’s lunch box each day. I was afraid he would not like it and be embarrassed that his mom was sending little notes to him in his lunch. But, I wanted him to know that no matter what, I am here for him and love him so much.

On the first day of school, he came home with the note and it was all crumpled and wrinkled. I asked him what happened, did he not like his note? He told me that he loved it so much he carried it around with him the rest of the day. 🙂 I knew that it was just the first day and he probably just missed me. But, I continued to pack him a different note each day. After about 3 weeks, I decided that maybe I stop the notes. I wasn’t sure how well it was going over with him since he never said anything since the first day. Plus, now he was making new friends I didn’t want to be “that mom”. So, for one day I did not put the note in his lunch box. When I picked him up from school he was very disappointed and was upset with me that he did not have a, “card” as he calls it, in his lunch at school. I felt terrible. I would never forget to put one in his lunch again.

As I was getting him ready for bed last night and setting out his clothes for the morning, he says to me, please don’t forget my card tomorrow in my lunch. 🙂 I had no idea how important this was to him. But, I am so glad that I was able to win these lunch box notes. They make his day brighter and I know now that he looks forwards to lunch each and every day. Even when I can’t be there with him, he knows that I am still thinking of him. That makes me extremely happy.

To get your super awesome lunch box notes from Lauren McKinsey, check out her site HERE. They are available in boys or girls.

Toni 🙂