First we cut out the coupons, them moved right into brainstorming what special gifts Daddy would like. I wanted to provide some structure, since given no direction I knew that my three-year-old would just draw a bunch of smiley faces and my six-year-old would fill the entire book with race cars.
So before handing out pens to the kids, I started them off with a couple ideas ("a big hug," "a nap on the couch, w/o getting jumped on"...) and asked them to think of some more.
The other ideas they came up with were:
Building with LEGO cars
My initial response was that we were talking about nice things for Daddy, and those suggestions were nice things for little boys. But I was overruled by my six-year-old, who correctly pointed out that Daddy liked all of those things just as much as he did. So in they went, along with (of course) some drawings of race cars and smiley faces.
This was a very fun project to do together, and I know that Daddy is going to love his coupons.
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