Thursday, October 15, 2009

letters from home

Les works long hours. As in, he's gone from home for approximately 14 hours a day during the week. This means that he often won't see his daughters until the weekend, other than a few minutes here and there (which the exception of this week, where he has somehow managed to get home at a reasonable hour a few times).

One of the 'rules' he put into place now that Joelle is in school is that she is supposed to write down one thing she did that day so he can read it when he gets home.

I admit that I am not very good at remembering to get her to do this every night before bed, but every once in awhile she leaves a little gem like this for her Daddy:

And he gets a little sneak peak into her day.

4 comments:

ValleyGirl said...

What a great idea! I should get our girls to do something like that, too.

Margo said...

I LOVE going back and reading things that our kids wrote when they were Joelle's age. Make sure to keep those treasures! Such a good idea. Something a friend of mine did when her husband worked evenings is kept a journal where she could leave a note for him to read when he got home at night, and then he could write something for her to read in the morning when she got up. Maybe Joelle could keep a little journal for her dad to read every day when he ccomes home...that way you have all the "gems" in one place. Just a thought...

Roo said...

what a fantastically sweet idea! love it

andrea said...

super sweet! that is extremely special times between a father and his daughter!