A couple weeks ago, I received this sweet email from my husband:
YOUR LOVING HUSBAND WOULD LIKE TO TAKE YOU TO DINNER TO CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESSFUL “CELEBRATE EVERY DAY WITH ME” BLOG.
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS RESPOND TO THREE MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS AND HE WILL MAKE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS:
1. Which night do you prefer?
a. Tomorrow night, June 3rd
b. Tuesday, June 7th
c. Next Friday, June 10th
2. Who would you like to bring to dinner?
a. Sweet Boy
b. Sweet Girl
3. Where would you like to go?
b. Pizza Hut
c. The Local Mexican Place
d. California Pizza Kitchen
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND ATTENTION RESPONDING TO THIS REQUEST!
What fun it was to receive such an invitation! Someone else was planning something for me, while still giving me the fun of making decisions. And more than that, it made me feel special.
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Making an Invitation of Choices For Someone You Care About:
Who will you give it to? Your spouse, your child or teen, a friend on their birthday or in from out of town, a family member . . . .
What kinds of choices can you give? My husband gave me the choices of when, who and where. The possibilities are endless! Have fun and be creative. You could let your guest choose transportation (bike, car, walk), what series of activities you’ll do or even the restaurants for a progressive dinner. Just provide the options.
I think this would be a lot of fun for a child to receive . . . a way to give them full control of the day. Maybe have several days in a row where each of your children get their own invitation to determine what the family does or eats on their particular day. A teen may look forward to a special day with one parent where they are able to choose all the activities (hunting, video-gaming, shopping, salon trip, whatever!).
An Invitation of Choices is something you can do for a special occasion like a birthday or on any ordinary day, just to make it special!
Now, would you like to:
A. Grab a Cup of Coffee
B. Grab a Diet Soda
C. Grab Some Chocolate
D. Grab Some Fruit
I’m thinking B and C!