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My daughter did a sweet thing. She purchased gifts for her grandparents in Georgia. We have been trying to mail these gifts for the longest, since around Christmas time. Part of the problem was remembering to put them in the mail the other part was remembering to add a note.  I explained to my daughter that she needed to add a card to the gifts or at least a note.” What?! Really?! Mommy! You know I am not a note person” she whines.

If you are a mother you know how we can have the bad habit of finishing off stuff for our children. We finish the food on their plates ( which I have made a promise to myself to halt immediately, even though I slipped this morning during breakfast). We are making sure they do this or that or finish this or that. But I have come to the realization that that’s not helping her to be independent and have good follow through skills. A skill she will definitely need in the future if she wants to accomplish her goals and dreams. So I was determined that I was not going to write the note and sign her name.

Finally she wrote the note today. She even made sure that she put the bag of gifts in my car so that we wouldn’t forget them. I was very proud of that. This is an example of children doing what they see you do not necessarily what you tell them to do. At least this was a good thing, and a habit that I know will serve her well when she’s on her own and I’m not there to remind her.

So I go to the post office and I ask the postal clerk which size bag or box can I put these items in and he says “You can mail the tie but not the perfume.” What! I say are you kidding me?!!!!” No Miss. you cannot send perfume through the mail you can try UPS or FEDEX.” What! I say again my mouth wide open. In my head I am thinking my mom would have the fit of life if my dad received something and she didn’t.  And I wouldn’t blame her, I would be looking in the mail for my gift too. I would assume oh they just mailed them at different times, my gift will be here soon too.  Anyway, how many of you out there knew this and who knows what you can or can’t mail through the post office. Please share it with all of us so that we don’t waste valuable time that we really don’t have running to the post office only to be told that we have to run another errand that we don’t have time for either. Please really do share because I’d love to hear from you and would love to know also.

2 Responses to “Did You Know?”

  1. I found this list of items that can’t be mailed: https://www.usps.com/send/can-you-mail-it.htm?showtab=2. Perfume is definitely on the list. I wouldn’t have thought that it would be. Thanks for informing me!

  2. D'TaRelle F. Tullis says:

    Thank you so much Jacqueline for your comment and visiting again. I will also check out this link too. Thanks so much for sharing it and please do visit again.:-)

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