A little background on the hashtag...
This photo project kind of just came about a couple months ago. I was still working on my one photo a day when I started going to the post office more for work. I'd been doing the same thing, in the same routine, since I started my job in June 2015, but all of a sudden one random day before my January event this year (2016), I kept my envelopes to mail over night. The next morning, I let Mason do the mailing when we went to check the PO Box. I took a picture and did the same thing the next day and then... the hashtag was born. #postofficeadventuresofmasonb
It's quite possibly the longest hashtag ever, but I feel like it describes the situation perfectly. Taking Mason to the post office in the morning is always an adventure! It literally happened by chance but now it is one of my favorite things to do with him. It might seem like a hassle to some, to have to go to the post office to mail something, but for me, it's fun. I get so much joy out of seeing him so, so happy to do something so simple. I stand him up on the counter at the post office (I think my post office is one of the only ones with a counter like this as the one that is closest to my work only had one slot and no counter to stand on), but it works perfectly! Mason feels like SUCH a big boy and I have a big helper doing half my work for me ;)
I try to switch up the poses (and the outfits!) when I post all of Mason's post office adventures, just to keep things interesting. Now that it's summer, it has been easier :)
Here are the pictures that I've shared on Instagram as well as the captions (minus the emojis) that I've shared from August 11th until now.
08.11.16 // "Mason, who is the mail for? Who's name is on the envelope?"
Umm. Not really close but good try! Erin, looks like Addison gets mail at my work PO Box now!
08.12.16 // I had to mail a package that was too big for the slot and luckily the package bin was unlocked and... all of Mason's dreams came true.
08.22.16 // My online shopping has been a little crazy lately but I just can't resist the free shipping. Luckily they have free returns also and I have a cute package helper!
08.23.16 // Another day, another online shopping return!
08.26.16 // He always pushes the letters through the slot and then looks through the slot to see where it went. You can get a little glimpse of what's back there if you look hard enough. One day, buddy, one day you'll get to see that whole back room!
08.26.16 // I made his day this morning when I let him buy us more stamps. I let him push the buttons on the machine and insert my credit card. And then... he waited ever so patiently for the stamps to drop out of the machine and to grab the receipt for me. If you look closely, you can see his little arms out to the sides... SO EXCITED!
08.29.16 // Happy dance for Monday! At least one of us is excited.
08.31.16 // When you unknowingly book your hotel right next to a POST OFFICE!
09.01.16 // One more mail truck picture and then I promise I'm done! BUT when you see the BIG truck that you've been dying to get a picture with just sitting there, parked on the side of the street, you HAVE to take a picture. Ours are always locked up behind the fence and this one was just parked on the side of the road.... just asking to have its picture taken. I HAD to oblige, right?
09.06.16 // I put a hold on our mail while we were gone because I knew a couple packages were coming and I didn't want them left out while we were gone. Today the mail man dropped off all our mail from the past week... in a huge mail container! Mason couldn't wait to dig in and see if anything was for him!
And there you have it!
How has your Picture Perfect Project been going?
Don't forget, our next link up is Thursday, October 13th. So gather some photos between now and then and then link up with us on the 13th and show us what you've been up to!