I like writing for you.
I like the way you indulge me even when I'm really writing for myself.
I like the way you interact with me!
I like that some of you have become my virtual "friends" over the last year.
I like sharing bits of my life with you.
I like the way you share bits of your lives with me!
I like you!
You know what else I like? I like my kids (even when they're, you know, behaving like kids) and I like my husband (even when he's behaving like, you know, a husband). I like telling them what I like about them, and I like hearing what they like about me (who doesn't?), but I don't always remember to tell them what I like, especially on the rough days. That's why I like the I Like Book!
I know, of course, that none of you ever feel this way, but some days it's not easy to
You see, the I Like Book is divided into months. And then into days within each month. There's a spot for every. single. day. of the year! I don't know about you, but I'm an "all or nothing" kind of girl. If I'm going to do something, I'm going to do it. All the way. Until it's done. The right way. The I Like Book
I initially received the I Like Book to use with my daughter. As you know if you've been here a while, she and I clash a little. She's 6. She's a perfectionist. She's opinionated. She's a tad bit like her mommy. We struggle to see eye-to-eye. I wanted to have the vehicle to show her (and me!) daily what I like about her! I thought surely it couldn't hurt, and most likely it would help, our relationship and both of our attitudes! I was SO excited to start using the I Like Book. As soon as I received the purple book (her favorite color!) I ripped it open and checked it out.
I instantly fell in love with the format! THAT DAY I ordered 3 more books, one for Bugsy (age 4) one for Stinky (age 21 months) and one for my husband and myself. I liked the format that much.
We're only 5 days into the I Like Book. When I finish writing this post, I will go write in the books. Today, I am going to tell Little Lou that I like listening to her read to her brothers! I'm going to tell Bugsy that I love the way he helps me bag the groceries every time we go to the store. I'm going to tell Stinky that I love his snuggles (I need that reminder today because he was ON me ALL day today)! I haven't decided what I'm going to say to my hubby yet, but I wouldn't tell you anyway. Tomorrow morning, my kids will run (literally run) to the table the minute they get up to see what I said in their books. Little Lou will read them out loud. They'll all smile and be proud of what I said. They'll remind me all day long about what I wrote in their books. They are loving the positive reinforcement that they're getting every day!
I can't say enough about the I Like Book! The quality is amazing. The concept, although very simple, is very unique and charming. The reminders to me to think of what I like about my family? Priceless!
Thank you, I Like Book, for bringing a little bit of joy into my family this Christmas season! We're loving the books (all 5 of us) and we're already loving their effects!
You can purchase your very own I Like Books in a variety of colors for just $19.95 each! If you're like me, you're thinking, "$20? For a book? That's crazy." It's not. It's worth every bit of that. Buy one (or more). You'll be so very glad you did!
Want to try it out but you're just not sure about buying it yet? (Trust me, you'll be convinced.) You're in luck! I'm giving one of you very lucky US readers one free I Like Book! You choose the color! Why am I don't that? Because I Like You! (And I Like Book likes you, too!)
(Open to US only. Contest will end and a winner will be drawn December 13, 2011.)
I received one copy of the I Like Book at no cost to me in order to facilitate a review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own. I Like Books are AMAZING!