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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Memory Bracelets

I'm linking this post to the CSI Project for Back to School Ideas (my first time ever!)

So my Little Superhero started Kindergarten this year (sniff, sniff).  He is my only child and dare I say - a "little" spoiled, or as I've always said "well loved".  Although he had gone to daycare since he was two Mr.W and I decided I would take off work and spend his last year at home with him.  It has been a blessing.  So, to the point of the picture!  I knew it would be a little hard for both of us his first day of school, so I spent the night before making us "friendship bracelets".  I wanted to make something discreet and something a BIG boy would not oppose to wear.  I chose to make them in red and blue - why - Spiderman colors, of course!  My bracelet is on the left and his is on the right.  My bracelet is red with a small section of blue, and his is blue with a small section of red.  The next morning when we were getting ready I gave my Little Superhero the bracelets with this explanation: These are our memory bracelets, I have one and he has one.  Red is for Mommy and Blue for Little Superhero.  Each of us as a little of each other on our bracelets.  So while he's at school and I'm at home when we miss each other, we can just look down and see that we carry each other with us.  And that this helps us remember that the other person is thinking about us, loves us, and will see each other at the end of the day.  So, it's pretty simple...a hobby I haven't done in years (it was all the rage in Jr.High!)...but it comforted a 5 year old and especially a 27 year old mommy that day.  I was glad to get this reaction when I picked him up:  "Mommy, I didn't even miss you today" "You didn't?" "No, because every time I thought I was going to, I just looked at my bracelet and remembered!"  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!  Peace Out! K

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  1. Aww, sweet idea. My little guy is 'well loved' too, and I also had to make a little love-you reminder for him.

  2. So sweet! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your comments are too sweet!