Here’s another contribution to the Rocks In My Dryer, Works for Me Wednesday blog carnival. This is something that’s given my husband & I a way to encourage our 5-year old daughter and give her some extra reading practice.
A few years ago my husband and I read the book Five Love Languages in order to find out what each of our Love Languages were. If you’re curious, the five love languages are physical touch, quality time, acts of service, words of affirmation, and receiving gifts.
Besides just using it for each other, we’ve begun to try to figure out how our girls feel loved by us. Ashlyn loves spending quality time with us, physical touch, and words of affirmation. So with Valentine’s Day just around the corner I decided to have her make a mailbox so my husband and I could leave her little notes to encourage her and let her know how special she is to us. She is so excited!
We took an empty box of garbage bags, covered it with paper, and she carefully decorated it with stickers, crayons, and paper hearts. Then, she found a special place in her room for it and made sure to show my husband where it was – hint, hint. She’s learning quickly.
She is anxiously waiting for her first piece of mail.