Last month, when the hubs and I selfishly took a vacation all alone, I decided to leave a little daily treat for each of the hooligans. If you’re not deserting your children, but still want to give them a little thrill, I think this would be fun for the last week of summer, or each day during Spring Break, or any other time you want some extra hugs!
The treats were nothing big…a pack of Big League Chew (The Sandlot is a favorite movie this summer), a bag of Cheetos, a new paperback, a small composition book and four-color pen, a package of Pop Rocks…that kind of thing. I made labels for each day and popped them onto the bags…I used an assortment of favor bag leftovers that I had on hand.
Getting a little present was a daily reminder of how much we missed them and gave them something to look forward to, since they opened them after dinner each day. And, as I said, it was fun to get all those extra hugs when we returned!