Hello my lovelies,
Since I’m returning to work, Missy has been rather anxious about after school club and childcare arrangements since I’ve always been there before and after school. While she will be going to her godmother who is a childminder a few days a week she was still worried she wouldn’t remember what was happening on which days. I also thought it couldn’t be a bad thing for her to learn to manage her own little life and to get a better idea of what was happening on what day, who’s birthday was coming up and that kind of stuff.
So I got her a little planner. While it wasn’t expensive, we had fun setting it up and choosing washi tapes to go in it. We wrote all the details she would need to remember in it and she was so excited. She took it to school and showed her teacher who thought it was a fabulous idea because she knows how anxious Missy sometimes gets. She’s an AMAZING teacher. Like next level amazing. Anyway, I digress.
Earlier last week, Missy’s planner went missing. She swears she kept it in her tray at school and I believe her. We drove back to school to see if we could find it to no avail. Other things in the classroom had gone missing earlier in the week too. It was all very strange.
Missy was really upset as was I. Here I’d though I was helping her to feel less anxious but she was so upset about it going missing that she cried for ages and kept promising me she had put it in her tray.
I did everything I could think of in the hopes of getting it returned including informing her teacher who also searched the classroom and putting a message on the Year 3 parents group on Facebook to ask that bags me checked in case one of the kids mistakenly picked it up. You know? Mistakenly. I also asked the office a few times over a few days if it had been handed in.
I offered to buy Missy a new one but she didn’t want a new one. She wanted the one she’d worked so hard on.
I mentioned in the UK Planner Addicts Facebook how disappointed I was that it had gone missing and had so many people sending positive thoughts in the hopes it would be found. One lady, Jodie the owner of Crafty Planning offered to send me some stickers from her kids range for when my daughter either got her planner back or we bought a new one.
Well, Missy went in one morning this week and once again and after working with her stuff from her tray all morning knew her planner wasn’t there. After play time, she went back into class and went to get her stuff out of her tray again and her planner had been returned! She was so happy!
Then today, we went to a birthday party and got home to a wonderful RAK (random act of kindness) from Jodie at Crafty Planning from her new kids range. Missy is in love with these beauties.
The colours are so vibrant and I just love the original designs.
And best of all they’re only £1 per sheet! That’s pocket change! I’m so happy with these and Missy can’t wait to start using them. Of course you could use them for more than your child’s planner. They could be used as reward stickers, or on little notes in the kids lunch boxes. They could go on the covers of their school books before you cover with plastic or used to decorate their pen pal letters. Pretty and versatile!
And best of all is that Jodie has a Kids Sticker Club!
Here’s the blurb from her store about the club:
“This club is designed to give your little person a sense of doing their own planning and being able to enjoy their own planner stickers and happy mail. For each registration for every £5 per month the adult spends with the registered Etsy account, they will receive one free sheet of stickers from the kids section. (Please put a note in the note to seller section to request this). The child’s order will be posted in the same package as your order unless additional postage is purchased for them to receive their own happy mail.
Children will also receive a birthday card and sheet of stickers as long as the adult has made a purchase from the shop within the last three months prior to the child’s registered birthday.”
What a fantastic way to make your little one feel special!
As of next week I will be working again and can tell that I am going to be a regular at Crafty Planning. I’ve only recently started using stickers in my planner – I only really started planning last year and am still learning my planner style.
If you place an order with Crafty Planning please pop the words – recommended by Leo in the comments box and I might get a little treat too.
As always, thanks for reading and happy planning!