Dec 10, 2008

Wish Books Work For Me

Last year for the boys' Christmas wish lists, we got them each a poster board to glue cut out pictures of what they wanted for Christmas to. It worked well, but they were rather large and bulky (just in case you hadn't noticed that about poster board).
This year The Man came up with the great idea to change our format to a composition notebook so that they could carry it around. Because I told them they could not start their wish lists until after Halloween, on November 1, I wrapped two composition in wrapping paper and then wrapped clear contact paper around that. This has been a sufficient covering for J-Man, my oldest.
I will upload a photo after they wake up because they sleep with these books. My youngest carries his with him everywhere! Therefore I have had to re-tape his a couple of times.
They know that the Sunday paper contains the wish papers, and they destroy my house every Sunday cutting out pictures of things to go in their wish book.
And, poor D-Man has things in his wish book like Cheetos, Pop Tarts, and Chips Ahoy. Sad, deprived little child gets homemade treats, and he wants the store bought stuff.
So, that Works For Me. I hope you get some use out of it too. Head on over to Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer and check out some other Works For Me Wednesday tips.

3 comments that bring me joy:

TuTu's Bliss said...

GREAT tip..we do collage sheets but a Wish Noteook is much much better. Why didn't I think of that already?!?!? :) Thanks

JanMary said...

Great tip - found you through WFMW.

Lainie said...

They are going to be a wonderful record of their growth over years. How fun to actually see what their interests were and how they change over time.

Plus I love that they get scissors and glue time!