Having been called "sweettits" and a "child-hating blogger with no heart" within a matter of minutes this afternoon, a note from my mother offering this advice came at just the right moment: "Smile! It increases your face value!"
She then proceeded (unintentionally) to give me something to smile about. Scrolled in pink ink across the envelope, these words:
"I ate ten cookies today!"
"I love sparkles and glitter!"
I guess even child-hating bloggers can appreciate a Hallmark moment.