A long time ago, when Caity was a wee girl of seven, she wrote her mom a note.
Caity, now an adult, recently discovered this relic. “It looks like I threw something and hit one of my siblings, earning a spank from Mom,” she explains. “Then I pulled out all the stops to try to get attention, make her feel guilty, apologize, and use sarcasm. Oh, childhood!”
Sounds like everyday in my house.
Actual Translation: Mom, you scratched me when you spanked me. I know you hate me, you can tell me that. Anyway, can I call Dad? I have a feeling you’ll say No. Now what am I gonna do? Your stupid daughter, Caity. P.S. Enjoy the rest of the show. P.P.S. I didn’t mean to do that. Because no one knew where it was gonna land!! P.P.P.S. I feel sick. XOXOXO….
Metaphorical Translation: Mom, we’re little sh*ts. I won’t be surprised if you open a bottle of wine. I will be surprised if you wait until after dinner.
Thanks to Caity for the submission. You can find Caity at her blog, Readviews.
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Eight-year-old Vivian has spent hours watching her dad do crossword puzzles.
Last week, on day four of being stuck at home with a high fever, she grabbed the puzzle page of the newspaper, did the word search, and wrote on her dad’s beloved puzzle.
I wonder what the “down” clue is for that…
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Seven-year-old Olivia was jumping on the bed when her mom asked her to stop. She kept jumping, so her dad yelled at her.
Olivia responded in writing, handed this note to her parents, and ran to another room.
Do you think an adult ofnig is a pub? I hope so.
Thanks to Thuy for sharing what Olivia wrote.
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You’re never too old to write a Dear Santa letter, especially if you need working toilets in your house.
Sixteen-year-old Greyson seems to have it all going on, except for—as previously mentioned—properly working toilets.
Check out Grey’s list yourself.
In the comments, please tell us: What would have been on your “Dear Santa” list when you were sixteen?
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Autumn is the season of Thanksgiving.
Do you know what your children are thankful for?
You might be surprised.
Eight boxes. That’s a lot of . . . toppings.
Lief is a clever nine-year-old who (intentionally or not) seems to be poking fun at the idea of setting weekly goals.
This is what he wrote in his agenda as his goal for the week:
I am happy to report that Lief did, in fact, achieve his goal. He remains upright.
Thanks to Lief’s hilarious mom, Lorraine of Worn Ragged: Mommies on the Edge, for sharing this with us.
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Eight-year-old Vivian keeps a notebook in the backseat of her family’s car.
“For emergencies,” she says.
Evidently she had an emergency last week. While stopped at a red light, she handed her mom this note:
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When Chrissy Irwin’s sister was in second grade, she had to keep a journal.
One day Jillian and her classmates had to write poetry.
It seems incredibly insightful.
Long live logic. And kids who are funny in spite of their teachers.
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Eight-year-old Cameron brought his books home from school in June. His dad, Lloyd, found this:
Follow Lloyd’s intelligent and hilarious musings on Twitter: @LloydRang.
This year, I evidently forgot to teach students that you do not hyphenate one syllable words if you run out of room at the end of a line.
My (cl)ass and I are going to have a stellar vacation, thank you very much.