Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Penpals


Do kids have penpals anymore? When I was a kid, I was penpals with my cousin in Canada. I never knew when a return letter would arrive, and it was always such a thrill when it did!

When my son was in second grade, his class was assigned penpals from a class in rural Maine. It was very cool (although it made my son really want an all terrain vehicle to ride around on after that). I think middle schoolers and high schoolers should have distant penpals too. Then they'll figure out that Facebook isn't all that. (Although it's great for keeping in touch with Canadian cousins -- hi Lori!)