Being a lifetime fan of the Peanuts gang, I purchased a mailbox many years ago, thinking it would be a good way to get the boys writing notes to each other and us when they were practicing those skills. Somehow, that never happened. Now there are only three of us in the house, and we are all skilled writers. Still, when I found the mailbox tucked in with some other items, I set it on the table and suggested that we put the flag up when we write a note to another person. My husband and teenager smirked.
Well, last night the flag was up, even before I put in the notes I had written to each of them. Inside was a recycled Valentine (originally to one of the boys and now to me) from my husband. On the front was a strange alien-like creature with buggy eyes. On the back in his handwriting it read, "You have me under your spell." Maybe the mailbox wasn't such a silly idea.