Weston needed to mail something today. Kids today–they don’t know how to send a letter. You know, that old-fashioned thing that’s not an email or a fax. I gave him an envelope and he scrawled the address all the way across the front, starting at the top left corner where the return address should go.
Then he asked if he was supposed to seal the envelope.
It’s sort of stunning when you realize that something so basic is so unfamiliar to kids growing up today. He has a debit card, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t know how to write a check. And I’d love to see what he’d do if the TV had a knob on the front of it instead of a remote.
I think survival skills around here need to start with how to use the U.S. mail………