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Raising Him Right: Making Notes

Making Notes for his sister

Last year Andrew would go to school and he saw other kids getting notes in their snacks. He asked me if I would write him notes for his lunch. I was very touched by this and then felt a great responsibility to make sure that each lunch had a note in it. They weren’t any thing profound but he enjoyed them.

This year I have been writing notes to put into each of the kids’ lunches. I have a set of colorful Sharpies as well as stickers and index cards. I try and think of something special for each of the kids every morning, or night.

Last night Andrew asked me if he could write Eva’s note this morning. I told him sure.

This morning he came to our room to tell us that he had a bad dream. He told me that his dream was that Eva was on the computer in a stranger’s house ad then the world split apart. This boy has big feelings and such love for his sister. I am so filled with love at the heart within this boy.

His note to Eva was “Gryffindor is Counting on You, Eva”. He knows that she loves Harry Potter and wanted to write something special about that. I’m sure that she is going to get a huge smile out of that note.

Waiting for Eva

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I woke up to the sounds of the kids slamming doors and yelling at each other. Apparently Eva wanted to have some alone time to play barbies. Andrew wanted to play as well. So, when I finally did get up he was sitting in the little rocking chair outside of Eva’s room playing on the iPad and waiting for a chance to have Eva let him play. He loves her so much and just wanted to spend time with her. It is worse when she totally shuts him out. She should be able to have a little alone time but also make some time to play with him. We try and get her to do that and still allow her her own time.