Back in September when Sydney started first grade, it was an adjustment for her (and me) to be away from home all day. Afterall, it's the first year in her life that we aren't sharing lunch time together, and I miss her! To let her know I'm thinking about her, I include a note in her lunch. Lately I've been writing a silly joke that somewhat corresponds with a drawing. She looks forward to this each day, and tells me the kids at her lunch table do too.
I was surprised how significant these little lunch note have become to her.