We are still basking in the afterglow of our son finally graduating high school. Oh such a beautiful diploma! And it will be a long time before I forget the graduation/18th birthday party that lasted until 3:26 am which is when I got up from bed, stomped downstairs and said quite harshly: ‘Either turn down the damn music or leave!” I didn’t have my contacts on so am assuming someone from my family was down there. But maybe not. (At least the music was turned down). Then again I might have just scared the shit out of everyone since I wasn’t wearing a bra.
And now the graduation cards come in. And the money. Which then results in the need to write thank you notes. As Miss Manners or Emily Post or someone probably states: You still have to write some kind of thank you note when you receive a gift. Email may or may not count. Don’t ignore your mom when she brings this task up and if you ask, she will probably be more than happy to assist. At least as long as you still live at home.
So this is how I assist with my son’s thank you notes:“Mom, can I have $5 bucks?” “Did you sign Aunt Dawn’s Thank you card yet?” “If I do, will I get $5 bucks?” “Yes.”
If I have learned anything over the past 18 years, it is the path of least resistance.