I mentioned that a few months ago, our great nanny moved to Hawaii to be closer to her family. Our kids really loved playing together and more than once Landon has asked when Aidenn would be coming back to play with us. “How many more days until Aidenn is back from Hawaii?”
He doesn’t quite understand the concept of moving away.
In the meantime though, Kristine and I decided it would be cute for the kids to be penpals and send each other cards, stickers, etc. I love the idea of the kids getting mail every so often.
A couple weeks ago the boys got a package in the mail from Hawaii – Aidenn wanted to send the boys ukuleles for their birthdays and the boys have loved them. They are so much fun to play and they run around calling them their “little guitars” (ha).
We’ve been working on a thank you note to send back to Aidenn thanking him and letting him know how much we miss him.
I am excited for my kids to have a penpal. I remember, when friends would move away in elementary school, keeping up for a few months or even a year or two by mail. It was always so much fun to get something addressed to you in the mail.
Do your kids have a pen pal? Have they loved keeping up with their buddy?
P.S. Landon did the best job he’s ever done writing his name! It looks like I wrote it! (Good thing he had so much practice on the 20 valentines for his class!)