Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mailmen in Capes.

Today I bring you the Heroes of Christmas.

My lovely Canada Post showed up today with the Christmas box from my sister, brought from 2000 kilometers away, regular ground, in three days. Applause!

Not an hour later, another truck pulled up.
with my December Usborne book order. Nothing makes me happier than getting huge boxes full of glossy new, freezing cold, info-stuffed schoolbooks. Especially when I've used my homeschool funding to buy them, and some of them are things like "365 Things to Draw and Paint" and "Christmas Fairy Things to Make and Do", and I can wrap them up and put them under the tree. Ha! Even though it's totally honest and above-board, it makes me feel like I am getting away with something.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus - and he is wearing a blue jacket with a badge that says


Ruth said...

I feel the same way...nothing compares to getting a package in the mail..the actual mail ;)

Dave Hingsburger said...

Look at all that snow!! We don't have any at all out here in Toronto. This is very, very, wrong. As to the subject of your post ... isn't it fun to get things sent in packages.

bethro said...

Can we borrow them for a week and forgo the USPS surliness and inefficiency?

kate said...

We love Canada Post around here!

(And Dave, don't worry, the snow is all gone and we are back to our regular gray skies and rain.)

Gwen said...

When I went to Canada Post to mail Ames' Christmas package, I told the woman behind the counter of our cancelled Christmas visit.

She put down her pen and said, "Now, it sounds like that was a real disappointment. But you know, everything happens for a reason..." and she proceeded to preach a sermon, complete with "Honey, listen to me," and "Our human perspective is so small." Everyone behind me in line was nodding and saying, "That's right." It brought tears to my eyes.

Up here in the North, these fabulous people wear vestments under their capes. Long live Canada Post!

lizbon said...

What Bethro said.

Also, I envy your snowy landscape.

FridaWrites said...

Loved the photos. I love Usborne books--I used to sell them.

On the previous post: if my kids weren't in the school they were in, I would be homeschooling them too--and even there I *strongly* have considered it. Children need to learn to think outside the system! And if there is bullying involved (by teachers or students), it's just not worth it.