Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Tuesday's "TIP"...

It's "TIP" day at According to Lala...

I can remember as a child watching The Carol Burnette Show (Oh I just SO dated myself... LOL) and one of the neatest things was her little "signal" at the end of the show where she would tug on her earlobe... I always wondered what that meant and WHO she was signaling... over the years I have heard a couple of different stories as to the meaning behind the "tug"... anyway... I always thought it was a neat thing...

So... When our son Nick (19) was little I thought it would be nice to have a "signal" with him... and I use the same "signal" with Lilley-Kate... it is the "sign"... I LOVE YOU... we use this at different times... at night before bed... just when she is going into her classroom at school and looks back at me down the hallway... when she is going into Ballet class... when she was up on the stage during her school program... just our little way of saying "Hi" to each other...

When we took Nick to school for his first year of college and left him in his dorm... we looked up at his window as we were leaving and there he was sending me the "signal" that had been "ours" since he was little... a memory I will always treasure...

So "adopt" a little signal between you and your little ones... something simple... it'll be something that continues throughout the years... and maybe someday you'll see the "signal" being sent from a college dorm window...

Have a great day!!!

2 comments:

Who She She said...

We do the "I love you" signal, too. I can't even think about dropping my son off at college. Not ready to go there yet!

Jacki McHale said...

My husband and I made up a sign for "I Love You" even though there is one (yours) but we hold up the middle 3 fingers. To us that is "I love you" When we worked together, it was wierd saying it in front of your co-workers, so 8 years later we still do it. I can't wait to have Mia and baby to be doing it too.

Great idea to show you love someone, with your own secret language!