The other day I was talking with my son about supermen or something and out of the blue said “I just love you so much, Mommy”, and gave me a huge hug.
I admit…I got teary. How could you not with that kind of gesture of appreciation from a 4 year old?
I asked him, “What made you say that?”
He said, “You just do really nice things for me, like rolling down the window when we drive somewhere, and letting me sit in your lap when you park the car in the garage.”
Oh yes, the little things. Sometimes I forget that the little things can mean the most to the people in our lives.
So, here’s a list of simple little things you can do to show love to your kids.
The simple things we do for our kids are easy to do and most don’t take that much time, but the payoff is huge!
What little things do you do for your kids? I’m always looking for more!
These are awesome ideas! I loved when my parents got silly and spontaneous. It feels special and strengthened our bond.
I am so happy to have found your blog!
I forget the little things! I am always looking for the big things to do with my toddler and baby that I forget that the small things matter most.
I love this as well as the how to stop yelling. I really appreciate you sharing these tips!
When my daughter and I are working on her letters and numbers, I kiss my hand and then put it on the paper. She LOVES it and seems so proud. Something totally random that I thought of after she wrote the most perfect “3” I’ve ever seen. 😉
those are sweet ideas. here are some of mine… knock knock jokes in lunchboxes, gummy bears after homework, reading extra chapters of the book that they love, even though its late, letting them snuggle in my bed a little longer…
My kids love it when I warm up their clothes in the dryer before they get dressed on chilly winter mornings. I discovered it by accident when I forgot to rotate laundry one night and had to do it the next morning. Also warm towels when they get out of the shower makes them feel like royalty! Another quick trick is to add sprinkles to any dessert, it is like magic.
For silly fun, I let my kids get into my makeup every once in awhile. But, today I let my girls put makeup on me…it was quite fun, the best part was listening to all the giggles, makeup & hair advice (yup, from a 5 yr & 7 yr old) and them telling me to “close my eyes”, “pout like this”, etc. It’s always the little things!
Love this list, we often well once a month let them choose what and where we will eat tea at night…..we get some very weird requests but we always do them. Last month it was chocolate cake and ice cream….so that is what we have…..it is only once a month and they love it.
when my son gets mad, I like to sing the “Barney” theme tune to him. It makes him smile and forget being mad. He knows why I’m singing to him. And he loves it.
I love these ideas and the ones other commenters suggested. Things I like to do to show my kids that they’re special to me are: color a page in a coloring book together, tell them they can put on a talent show in the living room and then give them my full attention, random dance parties, lay in their beds and sing them a song of their choice at bedtime, take them outside when it’s raining to blow bubbles and stomp on the bubbles when they land in puddles, make them hot apple cider in pretty tea cups, curl up on the couch under a snuggly blanket and watch one of their favorite shows with them.
Love your ideas! They sound just wonderful 🙂