Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bags........
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bags....
"Mom always makes me sandwiches
That no other mom can beat
Her peanut butter and jelly
Is my favorite treat."
Does your little one like peanut butter and jelly? If so, why not make them their very own peanut butter and jelly bag?
Care packages such as these are fun to make and are usually much loved and apprieciated. For me these bags started when my hubby's brother Jim was in boot camp years ago. All of us friends would get together and write him letters on a regular basis. Then one day my mother suggested sending him a care package. My Aunt Rose, who was visiting at the time, thought it was a wonderful idea and pretty soon we were all collecting items to send to Jim. After the first package, Jim told us, how much he and his friends had loved recieving the package so we started sending them on a regular basis. We would send soap, magazines, gum, hard candies, candy bars, crackers and just about anything else we thought he might need or like. We always included jokes or some sort of funny sayings to brighten up his day. My mother even sent him home made cookies. All of the guys loved those.
Through out the years I have made my children and friends little packages such as these for this, and that, but the ones I think my children remember the most are what I used to call my 'sunshine packages.' They usually recieved one of those packages when they were not feeling well. It included things like oranges, cough drops, tissues, vitamens, and vernors along with a get well card.
A couple of months ago Aayden happened to tell me that peanut butter and jelly was his very favorite thing to eat. I know Ryan loves peanut butter and jelly too so I thought it might be fun to make them each their very own peanut butter and jelly bag. I made them each special labels, added poems, and filled the bags with all sorts of things they could spread their peanut butter and jelly on.
"911 for Peanut Butter
There among the piles of clutter,
Lay a poor man in the gutter.
I approached and heard him mutter,
Call 9-1-1 for peanut butter!
Sound the siren, lite a flare.
Intentsive peanut butter care.
Bring some liquid that contains
Some peanut butter for my veins!
I'm like him, I do declare.
I need peanut butter care.
Peanut butter's every where.
On my feet and in my hair.
I'm a peanut butter nutter.
Proud old peanut butter strutter.
Heart's a flutter, makes me stutter.
Puh-puh, puh-puh, peanut butter!"
Aayden and Ryan seemed to like they're peanut butter and jelly bags. I'll have to think of another kind of care package to make them soon :>)
How about you? Have you ever made a care package for someone important in your life? If so, why did you make it and what kinds of things did you put in it? I would love to hear from you.
Well, Charli and I are are off for a walk.
I hope all of you have a lovely day ♥
With warmest regards, Carol