A lot of who we are as adults stems from what we experienced in childhood. I have wonderful parents and I had a great childhood. My parents are not overly affectionate either. I never once doubted that they loved me growing up, but they are not big huggers either.
That being said, I am trying to be more affectionate with my kids and find a happy medium between the hugger and nonhuggers out there. One way that I show my affection for my oldest daughter, Sydney, is to leave her notes in her lunchbox. She really gets a kick out of it. We haven't reached the stage yet where it embarrasses her. (I know, that I only have a few more years until she is repulsed by me for about 8-10 years, but she will be back around 22-23 years old.)
I am going to share the link for some of my favorite lunchbox notes. This is a free printable.
You can print these valentine lunchbox notes here
They are perfect to use for the month of February or make your child feel special and use them anytime!