Aidan, like most kids I’d bet, loves to check the mail. Aidan especially likes it when he get to read the mail. We give him our junk mail and the grandparents have been writing him letters lately. I think I will have to get a scrapbook just for the letters he is getting.
Today Aidan got two letters on the same day, one from Nana and one from Grandad. Both were sweet, printed so that he could see his name and each told a little about what was going on in the lives of his grandparents.
It got me to thinking about the written word and about letter writing in general. I love mail and when I was young I had a number of long distance friends and letters were the way we communicated most of the time. I guess I am old enough that long distance used to be expensive and there wasn’t email until I was in college. Has email and cheep long distance changed the way I write letters? Damn straight it has. I can’t remember the last time I sat down to write a newsy letter to anyone. Maybe I should start to write a Christmas letter letting friends and family know what we have been up to this year. Hmm, but most of them know about the blog, so shouldn’t they know what was what in 2007?
The one thing I know is going to happen soon, this week I hope, is getting Aidan to write his letter to Santa Claus. I know I will be doing the writing but this year I want to build up a little anticipation for the holiday. Aidan now understands Halloween, so I am hoping that Christmas this year will be as much fun. I can’t wait to get out the decorations and the Advent Calendar. A busy November will melt into a busy December. 🙂
There is something about getting a real letter in the mail, isn’t there.
The Advent calendar is on its way.