(p.s. sorry about the quality of the pix, i was under lamplight in the middle of the night while he slept doing this the night before he left...shhh)
i cut little strips from it to write little love notes on and saved the rest for wrapping. mostly i wrote things that i love about him and am grateful for. it's good to do this...it's not a thing most people do in their day to day interactions, so, i was hoping it was a big ball of yum for him to open up.
i then scrolled the tiny memos up and tied them with twine. i separated the different colours and shapes of candy and put the same ones in each compartment of the pill box and included a lil note for each day.
he loved this so much. when he got back, he told me it was the sweetest thing ever and that he enjoyed it so much. he told me he was saving the box so we could both do that the next time either of us goes away again. i am hoping this means there is a relaxing mom trip to mexico in the near future.