Even as an adult, I still get excited about packages that come in the mail. But it is not nearly the kind of magic I felt as a child receiving a package, or even a letter from a penpal.
It is no wonder that when the boys see the brown UPS truck pull up in front of our house, that they race to the door to receive the package being delivered. During the holidays we received many packages in the mail (Christmas shopping was made easier thanks to AMAZON), that were promptly put away from little hands and eyes.
But whenever a package was delivered that I knew contained a present that was not for them, I let them open it. They loved this.
When I read aloud the title of the book, “So brave, young and handsome”, the boys excitedly replied, ‘that’s a perfect book for dad.’
I couldn’t agree more.