Kiss My Boo-Boo? Paper cuts may be the most painful injury that does not require intervention by a medical professional. DearKidLoveMom.comDear Kid,

I love email. It’s quick (usually), it’s convenient (usually), and it’s easy (usually).

I love snail mail. It’s (generally) more thought out, it’s (generally) more personal, and it’s (generally) taken more seriously.

However, I have discovered the problem with snail mail. Well, the second problem, the first being Junk Mail.

The problem is injuries.

You heard me. Snail mail can cause major bodily damage.

Not only can heavy mail cause problems for letter carriers (the people who used to walk with the mail and actually carry it from house to house and now ride around in adorable little trucks and lean out to stick mail in the mailbox), but snail mail can cause—wait for it—paper cuts.

You heard me, paper cuts. Possibly the most painful injury on the planet that does not require intervention from a medical professional.

Guess who got sliced to shreds trying to open an innocent look letter? Moi.

For the record, I have never been injured opening an email.

I love snail mail.

But right now I need someone to kiss my boo-boo.

Love, Mom