Hey there :)
Has anyone else had experience of randomly getting to know your penpal's friends or family? It's happened to me a few times now and though it's been a bit weird to begin with it's actually been really positive.
First one was my first penpal, he included a slip of paper with some technical questions from his friend inside. I replied, then he gave me "permission" to write to his friend separately, and we're now corresponding.
During this, however, the new PP wanted some documents sent to him so had to send via his sister and his mum's email, and since then I've actually been chatting via email with his mum and 2 sisters, just sharing news and photos and stuff. So that 1st penpal has led on to a 2nd penpal and also his mum and 2 sisters!!
My other penpal, he asked if I would talk to his son (as he his phonecall privileges have been taken away). I said I thought calling some random guy in the US out of the blue would be a bit weird but offered my email address, and just yesterday I had an email from his son saying hi! So it looks like I'll be chatting with him too (and possibly tutoring?). He's also sent my details to his mum so I can expect to hear from her too! So that penpal has also expanded into a mother and a son to chat to as well!
Has anyone else found their penpal list unexpectedly expand like this??