Yesterday when my husband and I went in to pick up our little monkeys from childcare, one of the carers came up and said she had a message to pass onto me.. normally the messages are about Zaccy, whether it be about the super tantrum he threw while he was having his nappy changed, or that he was climbing the bookshelf again or that he had another crash and there is an incident report to sign..
This time it was about Ella.. I'm sure my jaw dropped as I don't think there was ever a message passed on about Ella. Granted I talk to the carers heaps and there is great communication between us so rarely anything is missed.. but a message..
You see.. Halloween was coming up and although here in Australia its not a big thing really and we rarely get a kid knocking on our door asking for a treat, the shops are always packed with halloween themed bits and pieces and it always reminds me of how big it was in the States when I lived there briefly. My husband is also American so I try to keep some of his culture within our family traditions.
The night before I stayed up and made up little treat bags for Ella to take into kindy to give to her friends to celebrate Halloween. I had no idea how many kids there were in her group on Friday so I just made up all the ones I had and popped them into a bag to take in. They were simple.. just a bag with a pumpkin on it containing a set of fake teeth and a freddo frog, and I made up an special one for one of her friends who has allergies with a allergy safe lollypop instead..
I know it might seem a little small and simple, but we as parents try very hard to instil good values into our kids. Me and my little girl have our issues and I truly dread the day that we are both going through that time of the month simultaneously in the future.. but I feel so truly blessed to be her mum. She has such a huge heart and is such a kind and caring little person..
Needless to say, we made a pretty big deal about what she did and she got her own very special treat bag this morning that my hubby and me put together for her.
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