Thursday, November 20, 2008


Little kids make me happy. :)

I like making little kids happy.

My parents and I receive a ton of address labels from different charity organizations. We receive so many, that it would take multiple lifetimes for us to ever be able to use them all up. The thing is, the address labels are just so cute sometimes, that we just cannot bring ourselves to throw them out. So over the years, we've been keeping them, and using them to label meat packages (lamb and beef look the same when frozen).

Problem is, even with us using the labels for meat, we still don't use nearly as much as we get (never mind the ones we've saved up over the years). So mom and I decided to cut out the address parts of each label, keep the cute part, and save them for when little kids come over. Having a million stickers would be an awesome way to occupy little kids time.

So, well, we started with the stickers.

Then a few weeks later one of the guys I work with told me how his daughter started crying one day because she didn't get any mail, when everyone else in the family did.

So I decided, that I'll start mailing letters to little kids with stickers in them.

So I did just that for the little girl (and to this other kid I used to babysit for), and both of them were soooo happy. The girl's mother was very happy. :).

So I'm going to send mail for Chanukah (Gd willingly I'll remember- I forgot on the girl's birthday :'( ). And I think it would be great if everyone thought of making little kids happy. So I shared the way I do it :).

I can't help it, they're just soooo cute!


Dina said...

My husband is an ob resident; as such, he often brings home stickers with the names of various medicines on them. Once he brought home a whole roll of stickers with a picture of what looks like Rosie the Riveter and the words "Emergency Birth Control." The next day, I was halfway to the subway when I realized my adorable progeny had decorated my bag with a few of those

frumskeptic said...

lol lol!!

Moshe said...


The Babysitter said...

FrumSkeptic: that's such a great idea. I never thought of sending mail to the kids I babysit, and I know they would love to get it, so maybe I'll do that too! Thanx for the idea!

and I love this post! It's perfect!

"And I think it would be great if everyone thought of making little kids happy"

I agree!

"I can't help it, they're just soooo cute!"

Yea, they are!

frumskeptic said...

you know what else...

My mom recieved the cutest cards in the mail from an organization. One was just perfect. It said something about friendship and wanting to see you again. And it had like the cutest picture on the cover. It was cartoon... i just loved it.

One of my best friends lives far away. So I hardly ever see her. Like once or twice a year. We keep intouch online and by phone. So I just sent her that card with a note in it from me. :)

She received it the next day, and she called me up super happy, because it was so unexpected, yet so cute. :)

Its the small things... :)

Anonymous said...

the boys mother was also happy with the sticker letter...send more

frumskeptic said...

I will, for Chanukah...I'll try and remember. :).

I'll send him "All the numbers" :)

The Babysitter said...

yea, it definitely is the small things that count, and that sounds great, and doesn't it make you feel so happy to have made someone else happy? I just love the feeling of making other people happy.

I haven't noticed anything in the mail by us, I think now I'll have to be on the lookout.

frumskeptic said...

lol. yea. it does make me happy to make others happy. :)

Like when the girl called me, I didnt expect her to have the card yet. So I just thought she wanted to chat (as I was about to answer the phone, I was telling myself NOT to tell her about the card, lol. to keep it a surprise). And then she was SOOO happy and was like "SOOO UNEXPECTED" and I was able to sense the happiness through the phone. lol. :)

The Babysitter said...

Sounds great, and yea, when it's unexpected then it's even better, I know what you mean.

and yea, you can hear in their voice when their smiling! :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm seeing you in a whole new light, FrumSkeptic. Based on your writing I 'd never peg you as a "mail stickers to little kids"'s a good thing.

Dina's story reminds me of my brothers.

My sister worked in a Dr's office and the reps often leave little stuffed animals, pens, clipboards and whatnot with their drugs logo on little brother showed me his new favorite pen; it wrote very smoothly, and touted a viagra logo.

Moshe said...

Viagra logo on a pen!
Now that's advertising.
If you click it, it'll come out. "Hard as pen"

Anonymous said...

what a sweet thing to do! :)