11.26.2007

.99 Worth of Happiness

Once upon a time there lived a little girl. This little girl has an addiction. At 4.

She is addicted to Goodie Mail. Her version of it anyway. Every day, several times during the day, she feels a strong urge to "write" her friends a letter. She then requests an envelope. After affixing a stamp (a foamie sticker) she takes them to the mailbox. She doesn't know that Scott retrieves them before the mail lady comes and that he has a stack of them in his car. Ignorance can be bliss, right?

I digress. Bless her little heart, she has been using up all our envelopes. Today, in an effort to staunch the flow of envelopes from our cabinet, I issued an ultimatum. If she wanted envelopes, she should use some of her piggy bank funds. I thought this might be the end of it.

Nope.

She gleefully extracted coins from the belly of her pig.

She went with her daddy to Walgreens to make her first independent purchase. Her own box of envelopes. Witness her utter delight. Over envelopes. M'hmm.

.99 worth of happiness.

Below is a pile of her "mail". Bless her little heart!

22 comments:

  1. so sweet! I love that she loves goodie mail...

    I was happy to get an A. hug today. I was missing yall!!

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  2. My son is the same way! He's always writing notes and wanting to mail them to everyone. I love seeing that sweet thoughtfulness so early in life!

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  3. How precious! When will she start stamping the cards too?!?

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  4. Ok, this is the cutest thing EVER. Look at her smile! That's what I look like after a shoe-purchase-buzz. Ahhhhhh.....

    How are you liking 1776?

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  5. Emerson (5) is constantly making mail for people these days. She keeps pilfering paper out of the printer. She doesn't know where I keep the envelopes yet. :) She looks so pleased with her purchase.

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  6. My son went through this same phase. He loves letters and mail and still goes out to the mail box a few times a week. I read all the things about you and loved all of them. Especially the parts about your roots and how you live close toyour dad. What a great person you are!

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  7. Oh that is SO cute. And I just realized that's a great Christmas gift idea for my little girl. She always wants to use my envelopes. I'll get her some of her own!

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  8. She would SO be BFFs with my little Hannah. And it's so funny you wrote this because just yesterday I had a little talk with her about not using all my envelopes. We're living parallel lives, my friend.

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  9. awww...I love that! She's darling! My Janie does the same thing, except she runs around the apartments and stuffs them into mailboxes..I guess we should think about envelopes and putting them in our own mailbox, eh?
    She's too darn cute!

    Tami

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  10. Can I just say how adorable A. is!!! She has such a sweet heart that what she buys for herself is ultimately for others. What a wonderful little girl! She is such a blessing in our lives--we just love her! :)

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  11. so sweet (you ARE going to deliver those aren't you!) I will have to look around. years ago a neighbor worked for a card company and gave me stashes of envelopes. I have used most of them up for games, etc, but if I have any left, I will certainly donate them to A's cause! such a sweetie!

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  12. so cute- you have to love a girl who loves envelopes that much!

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  13. we have the same issue around our house- my dd steals my envelopes and insists on making pics for her friends every day (though I think they are getting sick of them...'Oh look another picture from...'). And every day when I get the mail she asks- "is there anything for me Mommy?"
    I think our girls would get along famously.

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  14. That is so cute!! There is something about little girls and office supplies. You can imagine how my scrapbook room drives Chloe crazy with possibilities.

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  15. Crystal: Honestly, I've had a hard time getting into 1776. I had the brilliant idea of trying to read 2 books at the same time, and, well, I just can't do that. I'm going back to it though, and will stick with it--I've heard such good things about it and I don't know enough AT ALL about the Revolutionary War.

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  16. Wouldn't it be great if the small things always keep her so happy as she gets older?
    She is very cute! And so is that pretty dog. Our golden is almost
    6.

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  17. What a fun idea - there own box of enevelopes, that would so be something my girls would love! Thanks for the idea :)

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  18. What a cutie! This is a great addiction to have. ;)

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  19. She is all kinds of cute, I understand and support her addiction!

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