Works For Me Wednesday!

works.jpgHere’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. 

january-2009-266.jpgBesides 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. 


8 Responses to “Works For Me Wednesday!”

  1. Kim

    Oh cute. I had Valentine Decorations for the last two WFMW. LOL. It’s that time of year. GReat job.

    February 4th, 2009 at 8:44 am
  2. Sarah

    I randomly chose your post of the WFMW list….funny. There’s just not time to read them all!

    February 4th, 2009 at 12:11 pm
  3. angela

    love it her excitement shows in her great smile

    February 4th, 2009 at 12:51 pm
  4. jennifer

    That is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    February 4th, 2009 at 2:19 pm
  5. Anne

    She was so excited that she woke up at 6:00am this morning to check her mailbox. We will have to work on that!

    February 4th, 2009 at 2:45 pm
  6. Amanda Bajgier

    Great idea! Yeah, I will make sure to tell Maddie that the mailman doesn’t come before 8 a.m.!

    February 4th, 2009 at 9:14 pm
  7. Grandma

    Great idea. Did she get the note I left for her? I put Emily’s on her bed.

    February 5th, 2009 at 6:13 pm
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