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Do You Want Your Kids to Feel More Special?

Let’s see, they ruined my body and my mind and they use up all my time, money, and energy. I wonder if there’s anything ELSE I can do for my kids.

Perhaps a miniature note written in fanciful Elven language from the tooth fairy with a basket of homemade pop tarts would do the trick!

Yeah, no. Bless Pinterest’s heart. And bless the hearts of energetic, creative parents everywhere. My kids know I would do anything for them but that does not have to entail Back to School feasts, elaborate Elf on a shelf schemes, handmade invitations to play dates, or real tea parties with cucumber sandwiches.

But that’s me. I’m notoriously unsentimental. I think fairies and elves should live in my kids imaginations and not as arts and crafts projects I get to do during the wee hours of the night.

What do you think? Are these kinds of projects a creative outlet you enjoy? I think we might be fetishizing childhood. But don’t let that stop you.

Everyone has their own love language and while mine is beefstick (spoken most fluently by Hickory Farms, that wordsmith of cured meat), other people feel love through quality time, acts of service, praise, gifts, and physical affection. And some rare birds express their love through miniature food sculpting and Bento boxes. To each their own, man.

Tell me though, do you really worry that your kids don’t feel special enough? Because I don’t. Does that make me a jerk? Let’s discuss!

Weigh in on making your child feel special, whether or not I’m a jerk, and how much you love beef stick in the comments.

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