Some letter writing and a red pencil…

Last time when V’s sis was here, out of a casual conversation with A, came up the concept of writing letters. That activity being one of my favourite things, I wanted to introduce it to A and we decided that A would send a letter to her aunt in B’lore once in every month and she would get a reply back from her. A got enthusiastic and to keep up those levels, I thought a letter pad with some attractive images in the background ( those fancy letter pads which we used to have in our childhood ) would interest her more than a plain sheet of paper. Upon this suggestion, V enquired at multiple stationery shops and to my surprise, none of them had one. I was little disappointed but V browsed the Internet and printed a template on a paper. The letter was written, lots of stickers were used, stamps were bought, pasted and dropped in a post box. Unfortunately, the letter did not reach the destination even after weeks of posting. The only saving grace was that FIL took a snap of it before posting, so he sent out the soft copy. But we didn’t reveal this to A not wanting to disappoint her. Her aunt replied back and A was quite happy to have received a letter πŸ™‚

Am happy with the letter-writing part but after our fiasco with the ordinary post, am re-considering my idea of introducing inland letters and postal cards to A. Aren’t anyone using the letter pads and ordinary post 😦

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A month back :

A had asked for a red pencil to be used at school for underlining fill in the blanks, drawing margins and so on. The entire family, in turns, explained her that there does not exist anything like red pencil and she would have to use a red colour pencil from her set of color pencils. To which she promptly obliged to.

A week back :

A told me that her classmates are using a red pencil and urged me to get one for her. Since she has even discussed with friends, I decided to go out and find out what this red pencil is all about. When V was about to go out and get some personal stuff, I requested him to get a red pencil also. He burst out with laughter for my belief in the existence of something called red pencil. He said he would only drop me at a stationery shop, and that he would stay far from me and I myself would have to ask for it. I did the same and as soon as I had asked for it, this is what I got :

  
Moral of the lesson : Kids are bound to be equipped with more contemporary knowledge than us, so do not deny them πŸ™‚

2 thoughts on “Some letter writing and a red pencil…

  1. The letter writing seems to be total fun. I used to write letters to my maternal grandfather (Thathi) every month. I still have very fond memories of it. I hope A has as much fun as we all had.
    Btw, you know that the inland letter has been discontinued right? Only postcards are available now. Sigh.

    Lol at the red pencil πŸ™‚ Aah the Nataraj pencil – nostalgia πŸ™‚

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