(I thought this was the best place for this topic since it’s about parenting, but since I’m not a mom/don’t plan to be one for a few years, let me know if it needs to be moved!)
What are some unique or special memories from your childhood that you want to make a tradition with your kids? There’s one in particular I really want to pass along to my own kids one day. When I was little, I would write notes to fairies and put them in the toad houses. The “fairies” (my mom, unbeknownst to me at the time) would leave their reply in the same place, usually written on a pink paper heart. Sometimes there would be confetti or tiny, fairy sized gifts (detailed dollhouse miniatures or tiny fake toads, the kinds of things you’d find at a [name_u]Michael[/name_u]’s Crafts). We’d talk regularly about the animals in the garden that we’d named. [name_f]My[/name_f] best friend got in on it too and was always eager to mail the fairies when she came over. [name_f]My[/name_f] mom still has all of the notes saved.
I absolutely want my mom to do this again if I have kids. It was so magical, perhaps my favorite childhood memory. I believed in it much more than [name_f]Santa[/name_f] and it felt more special.
So my question to you is do you have any traditions unique to your family, that perhaps you or your parents started?