The first time an unexpected box of toilet paper arrived at our door, I thought I’d just forgotten to cancel the auto-delivery on an Amazon order. The second time, I thought it was a little strange. (“Didn’t I check? Wasn’t it cancelled?”)
The third time, I wrote my mom an email with the subject header “Are you mailing me toilet paper?”
And yes, she had been. And probably will again. In her view, she’s making good use of Amazon GCs courtesy of Swagbucks.
Actually, given that the toilet paper is free and comes without my having to trek to the store… I guess I share her view.
I’m also still using the body washes — free or nearly free after rebate — she sends as stocking stuffers. There are also some deodorants, toothbrushes and a couple box of floss courtesy of her.
Oh, and slow cooker liners. They mean I have to clean the slow cooker far less often. (Yes, I’m still cooking. Whodathunk it?) Those suckers are worth their weight in gold. Which, since they’re just pieces of plastic, isn’t even all that hyperbolic.
Point is, I can’t remember the last time I had to buy any of those items. (Although I did just have to buy my second tube of toothpaste this year. Just sayin’, Mom.)
On the one hand, it’s hard to feel like an adult when your mommy still sends you toiletries.
On the other hand, feeling like an adult generally sucks.
The only good part of being a grownup is that you can stay up as late as you want and eat whatever you want. And those have consequences that make you see that, well, maybe your parents’ rules actually made sense.
So I guess what I’m saying is… Thanks, Mom! Also, we’re running low on slow cooker liners. And feel free to throw in some toothpaste while you’re at it.