Crappy Boy loves to make and send cards to people. He has been doing this since he was four and not a week goes by without him writing a letter to someone. Friends, family and a couple pen pals too.
Initially, he just signed his name and drew pictures or applied stickers. But lately, he has been interested in writing actual messages that I help him spell.
He wanted to write his own thank you cards for his birthday last fall. Wonderful idea!
He sat down to do the first one. I suggested starting with something classic. Something like, “Thank you for coming to my party…” but he said no. He knew exactly what he wanted to say.
This is what it was:
True. They do have an amazing hairless cat. And he just learned the word ‘alopecia’ so he wanted to use it. (Here is a photo of the actual card he wrote. I took a picture before I sent it, how could I not? The card recipient thought it was hilarious, by the way. Our friends are cool like that.)
Earlier today, he sat down at the table and started writing a couple cards.
Hmmm, that is interesting. He hasn’t ever written to him before.
I ask him if he wanted help writing a message.
What is he going to say to President Obama? Is he going to offer advice or suggestions on how to make the world a better place? Is he going to ask a poignant question about the future?
I guess all those discussions about our government have paid off!
By the way, here are instructions for writing to the White House in case your little ones have things to say.
Also, too busy to use stickers? Wow, the president’s job sucks.
Note to self: use stickers.