What kinds of things do you do to make your children feel special?

​I admit I've been lax in this of late but here are things I've done in the past:

Notes

My older girls and I have kept a "Pass it on Journal" where we pass a journal back and forth in conversation or story style depending on our "mood".

Taking them out on an errand alone

Giving them a special treat telling them not to tell anyone because it's just for them - this doesn't work so well for really young children who like to "tell" :)

And I am drawing a blank.....tiredness is setting in......

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
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    8Theresa Gould
    That's so cute you do double pinky promise together to have good dreams. I'm sure that helps him ward off bad dreams just having that memory of you and him doing this. ;)

    A celebrate plate is so cool!! I love that idea!
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          Well now I feel like I do nothing... Hmm.. I know they love when they get just me to themselves ... if the other is at a playdate or something... But mostly... I just tell them all the time... First thing I say to them when I pick them up from school is I love you and I tell them they're gorgeous and funny and smart and maybe it's over kill... lol.. But, neither of them feel low or show any jealousy towards the other...

          I've put notes in their lunches... a candy... picked them up early, surprised them with a slurpee, etc... But i've noticed that the time they beam the most is when I overwhelm them with hugs and tickles and smooches... even my too cool for school 9 year old boy can't help but laugh...

          I should do more though.
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          8Theresa Gould
          Leah, Jessica, Mandi, sometimes it is the simplest of things we do and that's surprised me in the past when our kids have had "remember when...." then proceed to say how they felt or what they thought about a particular memory.
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