i know, i know...ridiculous. i was in a hurry...hence the not so good "i love you" sign. but it's the thought that counts, right? i have always loved the idea of a little surprise note in a lunchbox. you know...some nice warm fuzzies to fill you up while you're away from home. come on...it's cute. i've been doing it sporadically this year for brampton. i hope he'll remember these. i try to be creative...if anything i hope it at least brings a smile to his face. if you have been following our blog, you'll know that brampton was diagnosed with a speech delay back in the day. he seriously didn't speak a word. so we signed. lots and lots of cute little brampton signing. that's how he communicated until the age of three when he started speaking in paragraphs! ha. so sign language is kind of our little thing. anyway, back to this particular note...before school i showed him the picture before placing it in his lunchbox. i asked him what it meant and he did his cute little bashful smile. he said mom loves me and i love mom. i knew it had melted his heart and sent warm fuzzies his way and i hoped he would feel my love as he looked at it later that day. well...i'm pretty sure all those warm fuzzies went out the window at lunch time b/c brampton came home and told me that everyone laughed at it. i guess they crinkled it into a ball and were playing keep away. brampton was really upset about it all. really?? already...in kindergarten they make fun of each other for things such as this?? come on. the last thing i wanted was for him to get made fun of. the thought really just makes me sick.