As I mentioned earlier this week, Elias and I are headed to Wisconsin for some time with my family. Matthew is going to stay in Nashville so he can work on some writing projects.
Elias hasn’t flown since Christmas and his excitement to go on an airplane is off the charts.
When I told him we were going see Nana and Papa on an airplane in two weeks, he cried because he wanted to go on the airplane right then.
To help manage his expectations, I made a paper chain to hang on his door. I just used some left over scrapbook paper and had it put together in about five minutes.
Each day when he wakes up, we go over to chain, he rips off a paper and yells “one day closer!” Today we shouted “HOORAY! Today we get to go on the airplane!” (well, if you are reading this before 7:30 am, that’s what we’ll shout when he wakes up…)
My mom used to help my sister and I make paper chains for lots of things – Daddy coming home from trips, holidays, vacations, etc.
It has been fun to now do this with my son.
As a mom, do you do things with your kids that you did as a child?