Most school days I write a short note and pop it in the girls’ lunch bags. I know lots of other adopters who do this and I know my girls look forward to them.
Most of the time they are very straightforward like these:
But some days when I know the girls are struggling more than usual I write in our ‘secret code’. By that I mean I write in Spanish. The girls aren’t fluent by any means but certainly know enough to understand the notes especially as I tend to use words from familiar stories etc. This isn’t to be pretentious or a pushy parent. Using Spanish means their friends and teachers won’t understand what I’ve written; it’s our private ‘3girlstogether’ way of communicating, reinforcing our family unit and giving us something special that we share just us three. So on tough days I write a Spanish love letter like this:
But last week I came downstairs and was surprised to find these waiting for me:
My girls had decided to surprise me and had written notes for me to read at lunchtime – that is the stuff that dreams are made of!
This post was written to link up with the Adoption Social Memory Box: