Sep 14, 2010

Heartbreaker vs love of my life

Last week, my son started grade 1. A big step in many minds, but to him it just seemed to be another day. I started putting little notes in his lunch bag when he was in JK - just to say I love him, or sneak him a kiss, especially on days he seemed to wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Well, I did one last week too as he is transitioning into his new grade 1 role. Apparently, I wasn't the only mom I found out on the school yard one morning.

Well, James asked me to stop sending them because he didn't want to get teased. It broke my heart. It really shouldn't have, because wasn't the purpose to make him happy? And if they weren't, then why should I be upset. Anyway, I was a little.

 James asked me while I was making lunch how to spell love. I told him, but so busy thinking about how he doesn't want me to send love notes anymore, I didn't even pause to think why he wanted to know. Well, this morning I was rummaging through my purse at a meeting and out fell a little note, a love note from James. He sure knew how to bring a smile to my face.


So how does this tie into business? Well, it doesn't totally. But it did get me thinking about are there things I do for my customers that are really things I would like as opposed to what they would like? Maybe it's time to ask them...

3 comments:

Tracy said...

Great post, weeping though;)
What a beauty he is Lindsey...

I love the idea of asking my little family what they need and want? That feels big...
We just hand them (family and business) our gifts and goodies, so often based on what we think they need - but what a direct smart evolved approach - ask them!

welcome back...
Txo

ArtSnoop Kingston said...

I was just thinking this morning how everyone complains and complains about attendance, but I really have never been asked by any of the pro groups (until I pushed one) how I felt about their shows. Not one.

And what I wanted to see....yet am sort of expected (and "expecting myself") to be a supporter. You're bang on.

Wooden Chest Studio said...

Yeap! Our little boys are growing fast...what a lovely gift for a mother to open her purse and find a love note. You deserve it!