love stones

Back when we were preparing for our Paris trip, I made these stones for the kids. It was to be the longest we had been away from each other, and I was a bit concerned about them getting homesick or missing Mom and Dad.

I simply took two lovely smooth stones and painted on them with a paint pen. Then I found each child individually and took them away for some one-on-one time.¬† I presented the stone and said something along the lines of, “While we’re apart, we might miss each other, so let’s fill this stone with our love for each other. Let’s hold the stone and hug each other, filling the stone with our love.” We then packed the stone in their backpack to bring along to Grandma and Grandpa’s.

I was pleasantly surprised at how much each of them loved this idea.

Turns out that they didn’t miss us terribly, but I like the think the stones gave them a bit of comfort. And I have seen them around from time to time since we arrived back home.

2 Responses to “love stones”

  1. Liz Sniegocki ~ A Natural Nester writes:

    Oh, I love this idea. Sweet & simple. And would make a lovely Valentine’s Day gift too.

  2. brenna writes:

    What a sweet idea! Love it. :)

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