Postage stamps are now 44 cents. This is out of control. If there was just some other way to send written messages...
Reading for pleasure is the best part of my personal time each day.
No stamps required.
Kids today have it all. Post Office...email...tweets...text messages...etc. This is their world.
My son, fondly referred to as "The Boy", already has a cell phone and somehow inherently knew how to text message without any tutorial. I'm not sure how kids today are born having computer navigation and typing skills. Oh well, that's another topic altogether.
He loves getting text messages from his friends and cousins. But, I must say, when a birthday or Christmas card comes in the mail addressed to him he is totally excited.
My daughter, or 'my little angel'...I know barf, has not been bitten by the technology bug quite as much as The Boy. She still enjoys drawing pictures for family and her third-grade friends. And she has many journals and notebooks where she makes designs and writes plays, songs, and worksheets for her bears to complete. She LOVES sending letters.
- Crafting a letter or picture for someone
- Putting it in an envelope
- Sticking a stamp to the upper corner
- Writing the proper address
- Taking it to the Post Office or to the mailbox
Just writing all of that made me realize how exhausting the procedure really is and why the Post Office may someday be a thing of the past. I can pay a bill on-line in the time it took for her to write the address on the envelope.
Then again, I don't know after reading the bloggess maybe people are getting a little annoyed with media technology and how the public is using it. I mean, reading my OWN postal mail is often calming. Junk mail on my porch doesn't make me say out loud, "What the hell's wrong with this person?"
Today's Daisy: Having it all gives us choices: Choose wisely.