Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Jaiden and I started a little mother-daughter project recently that we'd like to share with you.
I call it "Dear Daughter"; she calls it "Dear Mommy."
I write down a question for her to answer. She has a few days to answer the question and give the notebook back to me. But before she gives the notebook back, she has to write a question for me to answer. And so repeats the pattern.
I've taken a few questions from the book Conversations Starters for Parents and Kids, but I've also made up several questions. The questions vary from the very silly to the very thought provoking, serious questions.
Jordan and I did this years ago, and it was not only a great way to get to know some of her inner thoughts, but was also a great bonding opportunity.
The requirements for this little project are a strong ability and desire to read and write, a little creativity, and a little discipline to keep the give and take going.
I'll keep you posted on my favorite conversations...
at 4:14 PM