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Surprise! My Kids Don't Want to be my Pen Pal.

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I planned on telling you about this great parenting idea I read about on the internet- to write 40 pages with each of my kids. I planned on adding my own genius in the form of This makes a perfect use of all those free journals that you receive at conferences or in event swag bags! I planned on a new season of deepening relationships with my children that not only fostered our communication, but also their love of writing, while continuing a similar tradition that began with my dad and me.

Below please find what happens when you're busy making conscious parenting plans...

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Given the overwhelming response, of course I plan to write them back. And change my name to XBox1.