Thursday, January 24, 2008

Frankness

I'm starting off with two pictures, because it has been tooooooo long....first, well, I love this photo, if is from our trip to Andalusia...



I picked this up, and paid for it, in Seville...it is glass and amazing to me...



Today the munchkins were making and writing thank you cards. Well, for the last couple of days, but today was a bit of a deadline...I looked over one that youngest had made.

On the front she had drawn a five Euro bill.

Inside she had written:

MONEY

Thanks for the books!!!

Then she signed her name.

While this had a certain charming frankness, indeed I find it rather hilariously forthright while still entering into the spirit of the whole event, she was made to create a different card.

What would you think if you received this card?

8 comments:

coloursofdawn said...

Great photos, love the necklace. It wouldn't bother me to get a card like that, but I can be quite frank sometimes.

Beth said...

I would have been thrilled to receive such a thank you card because a) it was handmade and b) thank you notes seem to be a thing of the past.
She said "thanks" and she was honest and to the point.
I had my kids do them every Christmas & birthday for years. Now they say their thanks by phone. Sigh. (At least they still say thank you.)

elPadawan said...

well, the card is cute, I think I would genuinely smile if I received a card like that :)

traveller one said...

She's rather sly... LOL... but cute!

sirdar said...

Like the necklace picture. Looks pretty cool. The flower pots embedded into the wall is certainly different, but charming all the same.

I don't get many thank you cards. We invited someone from work over for dinner and they sent us a thank you card. Very unusual to receive a card from a friend...but that is what they do so might as well get over it.

Anonymous said...

If that's what she got as a present then I don't think there's anything amiss in her writing that.
In Germany there are cards FOR ALL OCCASIONS these days with a special secure little pocket for a folded bill or two.
It is no longer frowned upon to "buy your way out of giving the wrong or unwanted present" and save the receiver from having to change doubles or sizes or whatever.
The kid is being honest and direct AND she's still doing the old-fashioned, correct thing!
AND doing it all by hand using snail mail!!!
That's frankly far more than most parents could get their kids to do!
CONGRATS!GM

oreneta said...

Survey says...we should have mailed the card as it was....ah well. Live and learn.

Dawn, thanks, I like it a lot too, though it is glass, so I have to be a wee bit careful wearing it.

Beth, I like thank you cards, though my Mom will say she had to stand over me...some acknowledgement of the recieved gift is good enough for me...e-mailed thanks are fine too, but with the kids?? Get out the pencils girls...

Elpadawan, I laughed too...

Kim, that's it exactly, it felt a little sly...

Sidar, those thank you cards, the over the top ones like for a dinner, sometimes they make me uptight, wondering if I have inadvertently offended someone by never ever having sent a thank you card after a dinner...though I have e-mailed quite often.

GM...money can be a pretty great gift....this was Amazon money and most welcome indeed...Eldest's card came today by the way...thanks! You are soooo efficient!

Michele said...

I'd be thrilled.