Having kids is great. You can play games with them, teach them the classics (X-Men, Star Wars, etc.), and share your interests with them. So when my kid started her own postcard collection, I was thrilled. I love how happy she is to get new additions to her collection and how well she organizes them.
But ever since the kid got her own collection, people (family members included) started sending just her postcards. I don’t mind if people send postcards to the family, but people just started omitting me (and my wife) out altogether and just sending our kid ones. I know kids are adorable and all. But hey, I need postcards too!
So I had to make a rule that it’s okay to send the kid postcard, as long as I get one too. I constantly need to remind people of this rule, as many have been known to forget it.
I was glad to see that my message has gotten through when a few days ago my daughter and I both received postcards from a family member’s trip to West Virginia. Here’s mine:
Not the most exciting postcard to look at. It might be a candidate for the boring postcards category, were it not for what the back tells us:
“Hi Glen. This is just another card to add to your great collection. Your X and I are having a fantastic time here in West Virginia. The mountains are gorgeous. Heading for Kentucky tomorrow. Love X.”
The caption indicates that the lines of grey between the mounds of green is the “longest steel arch bridge in the western hemisphere”. I love world’s greatest and big things, so that makes up for the lack of photographic appeal. But check out the card my kid got:
This gem of the collage type not only has a picture of the fabled bridge, but many other of West Virginia’s rustic and natural sites in one delightfully cheesy package. Buy hey, I’m grateful we both got a postcard!