How many times have you heard this:
“Mom, Dad, if we have Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, when is Kids Day?”
Well, at our house, it’s today, Friday the 13th.
|With children all over the country, getting them all in the same |
room at the same time is a challenge. Libby is missing from
the top photo, and Lydia is missing from this one. Two of
the grandchildren are missing, too.
Years ago, I figured why not have a day to show appreciation for the kids, and why not make it on a day that used to represent something unpleasant.
We mostly do small things, like a Kids Day Cake, or a Kids Day trip to the grocery store to let each of them buy their own box of favorite cereal. A couple of times there have been Kids Day movies or trips to the park or the ice cream place, or small gifts, maybe hair pretties or a pair of socks.
These days, with everyone so spread out, and half of them with kids of their own, Kids Day is mostly a text message from me, but we try to do something with the girls still at home.
Do any of you have similar traditions?
So I got this photo from Jessica on Friday night, with 75 percent of our grandchildren enjoying a Kids Day cupcake. Hi girls!