Last year, since we had so many dinners in the family, we started the ancient tradition of roses, thorns, buds. Do you want to play? Here’s how it works …
Basically, everyone walks around and shares a rose (a positive thing that happened that day), a thorn (a negative thing that happened that day) and a bud (something they look forward to).
The beginner of the conversation works much better than the vague question “how was your day?” Once I read that asking your little one about their busy day at school is like asking an adult, “How has it been in the last 20 years of your life?”
I love hearing about the ups and downs of boys, like having new sympathy or dreading a scientific project (although Anton often says that his rose is a “screen of time,” a groan). Also, it’s nice to share yours, even though I’m always such a mom ™: “My rose hangs out with you !!!!!!”
So! This spring afternoon I would like to ask you: What is the rose, thorn and bud in your life right now? In general, what makes you happy, worried, and happy? I’d like to hear it. xo