Have you seen the adorable little mailboxes at Target’s Dollar Spot?? Well, our Target had them (out with Valentine’s Day items, the Monday before Christmas) and M insisted that he needed one very badly. Now, I normally don’t just give in to him on every little thing, but they were awfully cute, and I thought he could play mailman with it.
So, it’s turned into this very endearing routine between M and Daddy. It’s sooooo adorable. M asks for “mail” every evening and Daddy says, “Well… we’ll see…”, then later writes him a little note, which we slip into the mailbox when we check on the darling-sleeping-sweetness later on. Sometimes there’s even a Curious George ring or some such trinket included.
Now, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but Daddy is up at 5am every morning and M doesn’t see him before he leaves for work.
So, lately, every morning I hear a little thud, pitter patter over to the dresser, then a sweet voice (well, sweet, depending on what the clock says) exclaiming “The mail came!” (He knows if the flag is up, there’s mail!) Then a clink, clank, clunk as he opens the mailbox… then more pitter-pattering out the door and into my room for me to read him his note. It’s so much fun and such a nice way to keep the two of them connected first thing in the morning.
Sometimes M will stick a painting or a note of his own in the mailbox and put it on Daddy’s side of our bed for Daddy to discover when he comes home. This is always very exciting as you can imagine. ;)
The notes M writes always go something like this… “Dear Daddy, love Matthew. Mommy and Daddy and Matthew.” Goodness, I sure do love my boys!! :)
Have a beautiful day! :)