As my children grow older, I tend to leave them to figure things out on their own. Sometimes giving them guidance with nothing but a few words. Like the other day for example. I simply asked what they are planning for Mother’s Day.
The three of them are too old to be doing crafts at school. And I’m at a point where it’s not my place to decide what they should do for their mother either. I checked with them again yesterday to see how things were going and they had their plans in motion. So this morning, my wife was treated to breakfast in bed and handmade cards.
The breakfast was a cheese and tomato omelette created by our oldest daughter. As a dessert, the two youngest made a milkshake and brought it to their mom. But the cards were the best. One of the kids found an old picture of their mother from when she was in grade six and put it in the card. Another practiced her calligraphy skills and wrote a simple, but elegant card. The third pasted pictures of all three kids and some old pompoms from our wedding day on her card.
All of it was sentimental and very lovely. Our children don’t need as much coaxing as they once did. They all showed how much they care in their own ways. My wife started her day off wonderfully thanks to her three kids.