I took a coloring page and ripped it in half. One was set to Rob and the other stayed at home for P to color. I wrote a little note on the packing saying, “even though we are far away, we can still color together.”
Rob said he didn’t need many snacks but I put together a few of his favorites and found this lunch bag to put everything in that I just couldn’t pass up.
P is way to young for this next item to really be from him but I saw it and thought it would get a good laugh out of Rob. It was a $.50 medical kit which I put into a plastic Ziplock with a note saying, ” Mommy told me you are working in a dangerous place and I won’t be there to kiss your boo boos. So here is a bag to help you get better. I will kiss it when you get home.” I know, really lame but I thought it was cute.
I also included this foam clock that says, “Every minute that goes by is one more minute closer to coming home to us. Even if they seem to go by slow.”
I am doing a lot of work around the house while Rob is gone and I still want him to feel part of the process. I got paint samples of all the colors I picked out and wrote where each color was going to be used. I have changed a few since I mailed this but overall he seemed happy that he could see them ahead of time.
I had to put a few sappy things inside. I decided to spray my perfume and P’s baby wash onto cards. I put them each in an envelope that said, “If you are missing me, smell this.” I put them in another Zip-Lock so that the scent was still strong when he got them.
He had also requested a new pillow case. I sent him one of ours but also bought a white one to write a little message on it.
Pictures are a must in every box. I had a hard time choosing just a few! Rob said he took them and using the tape I included in the box, hung a few pictures up by his bed.
I used some of the pictures and scrapbook paper to decorate each flap of his box so that he was surprised when he opened it.
A few Scrabble pieces for a final touch!
What I included in this box:
– Requested items that included shower shoes, tissues and a beard trimmer.
– A few snacks.
– Some things to make him smile.
– A few cheesy mushy items to let him know how much we love him.
– Lots of pictures.
– Some practical items like Zip-Lock bags and tape.
I have already started putting together box #2 and this theme is even better. Think, purple 🙂