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Have you ever wanted to be a rockstar?
To walk into a room and have all eyes on you?
To have people eagerly await your arrival?
To have your mere presence be the highlight of someone’s day?
I’m A Rockstar on Tuesdays
I’m a rockstar every Tuesday at 11:30am. And again at 12:00pm.
That’s when I have lunch at school with each of my daughters. When I walk in, their eyes light up, they jump out of their seat and greet me with a hug that seems to require every last ounce of their strength. They pull their chair as close as possible and we proceed to hugeat for the next 30 minutes.
The funny thing is, it’s not just MY kids that get excited. Their friends do too. They rush to sit at our table. We play thumb wars, foot wars and we talk with funny accents.
This week as I was grabbing food for their lunches, I saw a leftover plastic pink table cloth in the pantry. I brought it to school and put it on the table before they arrived.
My oldest daughter walked in, put her hands over her mouth like people do when they’re presented with a BRAND NEW CAR!!! She squealed and smiled a Texas sized smile.
It was a pink plastic table cloth. It cost .99.
But my daughter and her friends acted like I’d given them the moon.
How To Make Kids Happy
It doesn’t take much to make kids happy.
We don’t need to take them to DisneyLand. We don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on toys. We don’t need to throw a huge, elaborate party.
All it takes is 30 minutes and a pink plastic table cloth.
What is one simple thing you can do today to make your child feel special?
I’ll share a few ideas, and I hope you’ll share some ideas in the comments as well, so we all can benefit. I’ll complile all the ideas into a big list we can all use on our less creative days. And I’ll add it to the resources page.
- Take one of your children on a walk.
- Spend 30 minutes reading a book to one child.
- Read a book outside or under a blanket with a flashlight.
- Have a foam sword fight with your son (or daughter!)
- Write a note listing 5 things you’re proud of about your child.
What are some of your simple ideas we can do today to make our kids feel special?
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