Friday, April 18, 2014
Creating a Sticky Childhood
I know that you are probably reading this title thinking "Hey my kids are sticky right now. They are covered in Syrup or Peaches or whatever" No that is not the sticky I mean.
At my old job once a quarter the head honchos would come and visit us lowly workers. We would have a two-hour meeting where they basically fluffed us and got us energized to make it through the next quarter. These meeting always came right as morale was going down. It was always the time of the quarter where things have gotten boring.
Well at the last quarterly meeting, the "Top Dog" was talking about “Creating a Sticky Experience” for the client. Every interaction should be meaningful and stick with them. At the time of this meeting I didn’t get it. Now that I have had sometime to reflect I know this carries over to my new job "Mommy CEO". My job is to create Sticky Experiences for my boys. I want to do things that they can remember and will stay with them forever.
When they do leave the nest what things will they remember? I’m sure that they remember big things like trips to Disney or Lego Land. But they also remember little things like the times we paid the toll for the car behind us. He remembers the time Dad brought a pizza for the hungry family. That time we helped Grandpa paint his house.
I want to make sure that I do things in my everyday life that are creating the right kind of sticky experiences for my kids. I want to teach them to pay it forward. It is so important.
Ask your kids about their favorite times with Mom and Dad? Comment Below what they said.