Wednesday, March 30, 2011

But It's My Day!

Ever since I was little, one of my favorite parts of the day has been getting the mail. I still love it, even though now, more often than not, the mail is full of junk mail and bills. There's always the chance that something special will be in there. And today there was!

My mom must have gone right to work when she got back to Marinette, because the valence for the kitchen window was waiting for me in the mailbox today. I love, love the curtains and they make the kitchen seem much more cozy. Thanks, Mom! They are perfect.

My  brother and sister will understand the title of this post. When I was growing up, we all loved getting the mail. We actually argued about it until my parents got the idea to assign days to each of us kids. On "our" day we could sit in the front seat in the car and get the mail. But we also had to do chores that day, like setting the table for dinner. We would always be reminding each other that it was our day to sit up front by shouting, "It's my day!" Pretty smart of my parents, now that I think of it! 

My dad is really great at sending out notes and packages, and they are always thoughtful. When I was in college, every once in awhile I'd get a note from him with $5 or $10. The note usually said something like, "Take a break and have one on me!" That always made me feel so good!  When he sent out the valence yesterday he included something extra. Only he would think of this:

My very favorite cheese! You can't get good Wisconsin aged cheddar like this in Iowa. This is in the freezer now, waiting for a special occasion.

So I just want to say thanks again, to my wonderful parents. I love you both very much!


  1. Don't forget we also got to answer the phone on our day! I love dad's notes too, even though his last one to me literally said, "Hi Em. Gotta run." And that was it (except the enclosed check).

  2. Haha I seem to remember the arguing over whose day it was to sit up front in the car! Too funny!

    - Rebekah

  3. Any day *becomes* a special occasion when you've got Wisconsin cheddar in the house :)