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Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Wham-bam-no-thank-you, spam



I bristled at the "e-vite."

I'm outraged at the "e-thank you."

Come on Mommas, how hard is it to make your 6- or 7-year-old sit down and write thank you notes to the friends who gave gifts at their last birthday party? Okay, I know it can be really hard. But teaching your kids the proper way to say "thank you" ranks right up their with making them do their homework and brush their teeth.

Otherwise, they'll grow up to be serial killers -- or worse: socially awkward, smelly boobs with bad jobs. (You know I'm joking here.)

Seriously, though. I recently got a thank you in my inbox (at work) addressed to my kid. Fat chance he'll see it.

And it's not like I'm anti-web. I'm addicted to Facebook, Netflix and But I know how easy it is to dash off, say  . . . a ranting blog post.

I want effort! I want paper! Go on, call me old-fashioned.

-- Times mom

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:59am]


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