July 22, 2010
The Case of the Missing Stamps
We have been tearing through postage stamps as of late, even though we mail very few letters.
"I think I'm losing my mind," I've told my husband on at least three separate occasions over the past month. "I could have sworn that there was a sheet of stamps in this drawer, but now there is not."
The case of the missing stamps was solved this afternoon when I caught Cortlen stuffing several pieces of paper into our apartment complex's outgoing mail slot.
I snatched the last two papers before they were gone forever.
"I've been mailing letters to Grandma and Grandpa and Optimus Prime," he explained.
He was stunned when I explained that in addition to stamps, letters require envelopes and address labels.
Me: "How often do you mail letters?"
Cortlen: "Almost every day."
Me: "Approximately how many stamps do you put on each of your letters?"
Cortlen: "It depends, but usually 4 or 5."
I'm not so good at math, but I think that will pretty much do it.