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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Love Notes

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.

8 comments:

  1. What a terrific idea! And, very nice to have a Romantic husband!!

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  2. awww, you've got me grinning from ear to ear.

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  3. If I were more clever I would write an ode to Love Letters.

    It would be full of sighs of contentment, smiles of joy, and warmth of heart.

    It would be full of interesting words and figurative language.

    It would share the way a love letter radiates connectedness through perfectly chosen phrases!

    I love love letters (and when I can double up a word in a sentence intentionally)!

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    1. This was clever enough! We should write odes sometime with the kids this year though.

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  4. I LOVE this so very much!!! I too am a fan of the old fashioned paper card & letter. Lucky family, lucky you! I love the book of poems, Love Letters by Adoff...And for the younger: Four Valentines in a Rainstorm...

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    1. I love LOVE LETTERS and will be sharing a poem from it with them as we approach Valentine's Day! And I will look for FOUR VALENTINES IN A RAINSTORM.

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