I start to sound like a broken record, "did you write your thank you note yet?" and it's a wonder kids today have any ability to write with a pen or use correct grammar, given their need for instant gratification and thumb-only typing. Why should we disrupt their normally scheduled frenetic texting and swapping out their profile pictures by asking them to think of someone else, a task so disconnected from their narcissistic realities? Not so secretly they're thinking "who cares" and "if I write this will I get an itunes card?" but it is up to us to impart the need for them to write from their hearts and seethe with gratitude, on paper, via mail, in an envelope.
We must persevere in the Thank You Note agenda if our little darlings are to support us in our old age. Yes, we might want to remember the connection between getting a job and having the finest, most gentle nurses changing our nappies when we move into our golden years. If you don't know already, unless our children are on the patronage path at City Hall, in this competitive job environment, no one has a freakin' chance of getting a job if they don't at least follow up with the Thank You Note. And sorry, they will hate this, but it can't be scribbled with a pencil.