Readers share the little things they do to show their families how much they love them. Read more in the ChicagoParent.com forums.
"Some of the little things I do to show my family I love them is I write notes and leave them in the shower, the car, lunch boxes and on the mirrors in the house, just saying I love you and have a great day. Another thing I do if I know someone is having a bad day I cook something special for them for dessert."
"I like to spontaneously take time out from working in my home office and call everyone to the couch for cuddle time. It might only be a few minutes, but to hear their excitement I know they enjoy it as much as I do."
"What I do for my son who has autism is volunteer on Fridays to be in his classroom and help out. You should see the joy in his eyes and his big bright smile of happiness. He can’t wait for Fridays to see me in his classroom."
"We go on family date night once a week. Both my husband and I leave love notes for each other and our son. We dance together and play together."
"The little things I do to show my family that I love them are simple things like watching a movie together cuddled up on the couch, going out to eat to their favorite restaurants, giving them kisses and telling them that I love them, but one of my favorite things to do is to play video games with my sons."
"The little things that I do for my family to show them that I love them is trying to spend time with them at much as I can. As we know, trying to shuffle home and work is not easy. I find myself telling them often ‘I can’t right now’ or ‘I don’t have time.’ So, I am trying really hard to set my priorities at home and set aside the things that can wait until later. My children are more important and other things can wait. One more thing, hugs, kisses and I love you is second nature in our home."
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