A snail mail moment

sticking_stampSo Hip2bDaughter2 and I went to the post office. To mail a letter. It may not be a biggie to us dinosaurs but to the email generation, sticking a stamp on an envelope is not something they do very often. It’s my fault my kids have rarely ever set foot into the post office.

I myself have long given up on snail mail in the name of being a more environmentally-aware person. Not only that, if I had to choose between a trip to post office and the click of the mouse, you know which one I’d choose in an instant. Six teams of horses couldn’t drag to the post office unless I absolutely had to go.

But last Saturday, we absolutely had to… send a letter by snail mail. It must’ve been our lucky day because the place was practically empty and we were second in line, and the clerk was all bubbly and smiley. Maybe she was testing out her new foundation to see if it would crack if she smiled. Or maybe it was that tropical perfume I was wearing.

So sweet young clerk hands us the postage stamps and we move over to the service desk to stick them on. I could sorta sense Hip2bDaughter2’s excitement. You can read about a character in a book sticking a stamp on an envelope but when you’re actually standing there doing it in real life, it’s a whole different experience. It’s one of those things the email generation rarely get a chance to do these days.

I’m glad Hip2bDaughter2 and I had this quaint moment. I hope they don’t come up with some dumb app that lets you pay online and then have your smart phone spit an electronic stamp on your envelope. That would totally take all the fun out of, well, sticking on the stamp by hand.

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  • Mandy

    Hi Clarity! So glad I found your blog via the blog hop. I have 2 little girls myself and I love connecting with other mums. I used to have pen pals as a child and used to love receiving snail mail. As an adult though, I’ve gone off it a little too. However, I definitely do hope they don’t completely phase it out in the future and our kids would miss out on the experience! Love the look of your blog too; I’ve always followed you! Mandy x

  • Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo

    Sending mail is a dying art. I love going to the post office but even where I live, I don’t need to. I can just put a letter in my mailbox and my postwoman will pick it up. Glad that you and Skye had such a great experience.

    Thanks for linking up to my weekly Thursday BlogLovin Hop (journeysofthezoo.com/search/label/BlogLovin%20Hop).

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo