It started with a card…

This morning when I turned on my computer, I had an email from a student’s mom. She asked if I would be willing to send her son a birthday card next week since we still won’t be back at school. I thought it was a terrific idea, and I quickly checked for any other imminent classroom birthdays.

Have you ever read the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? The rest of my day had a similar domino effect. I wanted to send a card, but I didn’t have a child’s birthday card on hand. What can I do? I can’t run to Hallmark, so I decided to make a birthday card. Terrific! Now if I’m going to make a card, I need some fancy paper and stamps. No problem! I used to be a demonstrator for a card making company, so I have tons of card making stuff. If fact, it takes up most of my dining room. However, it’s a tad unorganized. Therefore, I can’t just grab a few things and make a nice birthday card. Nooooo. I must organize my stamps first! But I can’t do that until I put away a few things from the last time I made cards. Unfortunately putting things away led to organizing my punches, my adhesives, my paper….. It is now 11:15 pm. I have put back most of the mess. While it is much more organized to me, to the lay person it might look exactly the same as it did ten hours ago. And I still haven’t made a birthday card. Squeak! Squeak! Got milk anyone?

On the plus side, my daughters got interested in card making again after helping me sort through our stuff, and we have plans to make cards together tomorrow. In addition to making some birthday cards, I feel the need to make some Easter cards for my family since I probably won’t be traveling anywhere for Easter. Also, today I had to postpone year long plans with a girlfriend, so I’ll make her a card too. I can’t wait for tomorrow. I’ll get to spend time with my girls and send some snail mail to some very important people.

2 thoughts on “It started with a card…

  1. I HAVE read that book, and I love this story just as much as that one! What a wonderful idea. You have made me smile from the inside out. I imagine that birthday will be treasured in a most unforgettable way. Job well done. ~Carla Michelle

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  2. I love this especially the imagery of you running around your house like the mouse in the book! Terrific comparison! You always do amazing things for your students. What a special treat to have your girls join you in something as simple as card making. I bet you are cherishing your time with them.

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