My folks are 13 hrs away. They aren't able to come out for kids b-days, holidays, special occasions, etc... But, this Spring we will be seeing them on vacation. My mom came up w/ a great idea....
AN EVERYTHING PARTY!!!
She and my dad are getting one cake for all the kids, w/ their names on it; even our kiddo that we're caring for, who is a ward of the state (we're foster parents too). Then they'll have a little party.
Their very good at recognizing all the kids on their special days & events. BUT WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!
When I do trainings, I am continually asking the question...
"What's the message the child is receiving?"
Little things go along way!!!!