Yesterday, offspring #1 brought home a paper explaining that her homework this week is to write a letter to one of the soldiers the class "adopted" from a platoon of 24 men. We haven't worked on it yet, mostly because when asked what she wanted to say, she remarked on Justin Bieber's "cute smile" and that she'd like to "be Korean" like Psy and really do it Gangnam style. I felt these two things may not be the best way to lift a soldier's spirits, so we're still brainstorming on the letter. In the meantime, she drew this:
If you have a published book, or know an author or editor who does, please pass this post on. I'd love to make sure every soldier gets a book (preferably autographed). If you're interested in helping out, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll be able to mail to me or to the school directly. Whichever makes you more comfortable. I'll give you all the details and I'll also pretend I'm hugging you. I might even kiss your forehead on behalf of all those serving our country.
Regardless if you help, please spread the word.
I WANT AT LEAST 24 BOOKS!
I also want a pony named Tickle who wears ribbons in her hair and a cow named Marcia who eats strawberries. If you can make that happen, you'll get more than a forehead kiss.
Be giving this season, friends. And while you're at it, tell me one of your holiday traditions. Do you have a cookie swap? Do you wear only cable-knit sweaters with pictures of Prancer? Tell me!