April 7, 2009

Good Idea

I have them occasionally. Good ideas that is. This good idea is for working parents who have to travel for business. I was out of town all week last week on a business trip, but before I left I spent less than $50 and put together little gifts for the girls. They had a bag for every night that I was gone that they were allowed to open after dinner. Then they got to call me to tell me what they opened. Most of the items I put in the bags were things they needed or that I would buy for them anyways. The bags themselves were inexpensive colored "lunch sack" type bags found in the gift wrap section of Wal-Mart/ K-Mart/ Target. This is what the girls got while I was gone:

  • Thumbelina movie (it had just come out and I was going to buy it anyways)

  • New pajamas

  • New toothbrushes and toothpaste (at almost 3 and 4.5 they still get excited over new toothbrushes)

  • Peeps (My fav Easter candy)

  • New flip-flops (Wal-mart - super cheap!)

  • New books (Barbie and the Diamond Castle, and Thumbelina)

  • New sidewalk chalk

They were so excited about their bags each night and it made it a little easier on them while I was gone. Now I need to collect items for my next trip, I leave on the 28th for 10 days!

1 comment:

Pia said...

What a great idea for those long business trips! I wish I'd had these when my kids were your daughters' ages. Sounds like they were a real hit with your girls!