(This is the “Thank You” video that we created for attendees of Michael and Sean’s 3/10/12 birthday celebration.)
It’s really important to me that my kids take the time to say a special “thank you” when people do something out of the ordinary for them. Gratitude is a huge deal around here. Birthday parties are no exception. When people take a chunk of time out of their busy schedules to celebrate with them, thanks are in order…especially during the school year when the weekends are basically the only huge chunks of family time for most of our friends.
My kids are great at saying “thank you”, but I have to constantly be on top of them regarding writing their thank you cards. I know that this is not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, but it is important to me for them to grow up giving proper thanks. If no one had come, would it have been “the best birthday ever” (as they deemed their party)? No. They would have been sad. So, they can take a bit of time to acknowledge those who came and made their special day a blast. Anyway, I didn’t have the time, energy (or inclination) to stay on top of them about this task this week. I’m still nursing a sore head and neck from an incident at the party that I will write about later. That is why we put together this “Thank You” video. They get to say “thanks” in a special way…and it was fun to do…no nagging necessary. (When researching dance party ideas for the boys’ party, I totally borrowed this idea from the parties that Deb’s Family Disco produce here in NYC. Their professional videos are much better, but I am happy with our video too!)