“All you need is love!” The Beatles sang and looks like this is an answer to all the questions of life. And here are some ideas how to express it and good ways to keep in touch with your kids or beloved ones while being away.
Love notes/letters is old-fashioned but the most pleasant way to say things to your dear ones! If you do not trust snail-mail ask someone to help you and put letters which you have prepared before your leave in one place so that your kid could find them every day. (You can also make a post box from a shoe box so that the “mailman” could bring the letters).
If you’re a music lover, send your dear ones a song each time you think of them! You can do it via e-mail or make a music CD with songs that remind you of a time with your beloved ones. You can rename the songs on your playlist after the moments or record your comments before each track! If you’re up to it seriously you can make such CD for every day you’re away.
The other lovely way to remind your kids that you love them is to record fairy-tails or stories, or just things that you like about them and why they are dear to you, sing their favourite songs or tell what you remember about the time you’ve spent together, games you’ve played and so on. Make a CD or audiotape if you have an opportunity (the sound is more life alike) so that kids could listen to you every day before sleep.
You can also make a list of fun things to do before you come back. For example, leave a jar with small notes about with the tasks (go for an ice- cream, read a book, watch a movie, visit your grandparents, play with your friends, and so on) so that kids could take one and see what their fun of today will be.