I am working on figuring out a way for Jakob to say goodbye to his friends. We are moving in less than two weeks. He is very excited about the move, but a little sad about the friends he will be leaving behind. Jakob is a well loved boy…he has made many good friends here, and they have voiced how much they will miss him. So how do I do this?
Maybe Jakob is old enough to start having pen pals. I could help him write letters, we could put the stamps on together, mail the letter together. I think it would be fun for both of us. Could be as simple as a postcard, a picture, a special treat. I have been wanting to do this with my cousin, Michelle’s little girls (she has three beautiful little ones), for a while, and I have decided now is the time! As well as the friends Jakob is leaving here.
As I have mentioned before, my grandmother was the most amazing woman when it came to keeping in touch and corresponding with family and friends. She started at a young age with friends in Germany, they kept a journal and mailed it around to each of them who filled pages with updates of what they were up to, how they were doing, etc. What a wonderful idea. For years and years, these women kept in touch. My Omi was the best at keeping in touch with us grandchildren too, I always knew when I found an envelope from her in the mailbox that it would be filled with wisdom and love. Now that she is gone I truly miss the anticipation of a letter from her.
Today I am looking for tips, links to ideas on how to get your child interested in being a pen pal, and of course cute boy stationary…LOL. Help a girl out?