Welcome home signs and welcome signs have always been an important part of my children's life, as living in Israel we do get visitors from abroad, and my husband travels now and again. We live a good 2 hours drive from the airport, so by the time a person reaches our home it is really quite a trip, and a nice sign on the door is certainly a great way to welcome them! While getting my kids to make the signs has never been a problem, our biggest problem is usually fitting them all on the door, though I am the one who gets out the paper and pens and says "we need to make some signs."
This time, I was the one who went on a trip, leaving my kids with neighbors, and I am very happy to report that on their own they made signs for me, and my daughter even baked a cake!
It is such a wonderful feeling when your kids actually learn from your example, and you get to witness it! Parenting is certainly not easy at any stage, but each stage is wonderful and even more so when we are rewarded with that proud little feeling inside. In hebrew and yiddish, his little feeling, is called nachat or nachas, and it is so very precious that it is one of the things we always include in our wishes for others. So dear readers, I wish you all lots and lots of nachas from your children, keep up the great work!