escape to chimp eden!
- Nov 10, 2001
just curious if we should still wait for those we have not received, or call it a wrap?
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yeah, same here. my kids looked over the ones we got & were asking why the rest hadn't arrived? so, we are done waiting. not trying to be snarky, but is it really that difficult to find postcards & get stamps? kinda a bummer for the kidsSame here. We sent 11 and have received 6. My boys have completely lost interest at this point, so anyone who hasn't sent should probably save their postage.
actually, the answer to your question is yes. I signed up for it. My kids didn't want to to do it after I signed up, so I got stuck writing the cards. I completely admit that writing postcards was not my top priority. It has ranked pretty low on the list since it wasn't merchandise and no money was involved. Wait, I take that back. If anyone would like to be reimbursed for the stamp it took to send a postcard here without receiving one, please let me know. I'd be happy to do that.so, we are done waiting. not trying to be snarky, but is it really that difficult to find postcards & get stamps? kinda a bummer for the kids
i couldn't agree more w/ all that you said, esp. the bolded. you said it much better than i could have, but exactly what i wanted to say. thank you.I wrote the messages for my boys; hand writing is still not a strength for them, whereas identify states on the map, reading the postcards, and talking about any history on each card was right up their alley. If I had signed up for the swap expecting them to do it all themselves I can pretty much guarantee that they wouldn't have been done.
So yes, I did a lot of the work involved in the swap. I had to go several places before I found post cards. I had to write out the cards and address them. I had to mail them out. It was still worthwhile to me and to my boys. They did help me think of what to write. We sent all different cards so we had lots to talk about just in regard to our own state.
I also learned not to sign up for these things here. Sure, no money or merchandise changed hands, but it was a swap and there were children involved. I don't see how that is a lower priority than a sale transaction. In fact, I am a bit bothered buy the idea that it was less important than if I had purchased something.
Live and learn, and move forward without hard feelings.
Hey obviously very late on this thread and I am the one who organized the swap, so I apologize. I am here really sporadically. We were so grateful for all the postcards that we received and truly enjoyed writing them. I really saw this as a no stress activity and wasn't concerned about the cards we didn't get. I did not keep track. So - thank you mamas who did it. And those that weren't able for whatever reason I hope you enjoyed receiving our cards. I too bought, addressed, stamped, sat eldest child down to write. We loved looking at the pictures each card had representing your state. I hope it was a fun educational experience for your children.