Monday, December 27, 2010
Every year there are various articles about "how much to tip whom" for holiday "bonuses." 35% (conservatively speaking) to your hairdresser, babysitter, accountant, etc. Something to those individuals that make your life easier. However, I have never seen an article address those individuals that REALLY do make a difference to our lives.
My mother each year would make up a batch of goodies for our disposal man (aka the trash man), mailman and newspaper man. I have proudly taken up this tradition, and let me tell you it is more rewarding than many of the other gifts I give throughout the holiday season. I watch out the window (when I can) to see them get their little present (it really isn't much, usually homemade cookies and candy in a tin). I am never disappointed in the smile. What has been happening the last couple of years, is that I get a note in return wishing me happy holidays and many heartfelt wishes and greetings. That note carries such a positive energy that it is placed up with all the other greeting cards we get. I KNOW that we have made someone's day.
Our trashman earned his cookies this year- all the diapers! The postal man- many more cards (and bills). The recycling man- so many toy boxes. The newspaper man- he still brings the weekend reprieve. And you must admit, these individuals NEVER let you down. These things always get done. Unfortunately, I don't see many others who have joined in on this tradition. I hope my sons someday want to trot the mailman's present out to him. So, I challenge you to do what you can. And really, as you see, it doesn't take much. The holiday week is still upon us!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Translation: We want to open presents!
Friday, December 24, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The boys also really like Curious George (they love Elmo, but curious george will at least get their attention). So this is a back pack that looks like Curious George and it gets some giggles!
Both boys are also crazy about trucks. They stare out the window waiting for any truck to go by. We're anxiously awaiting Christmas- it should be fun!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Don't know what it is about the cracker, but it sure was cute!