Mean Notes for Daddy
My daughter, Vivian, likes to write.
Last weekend, she and her dad were watching Canada and Germany play soccer in the Women’s World Cup.
Daddy told her not to talk, so she wrote.
At first, Vivian engaged him with trivia.
After a few more pages of questions like “find the nouns in this sentence,” my husband told her he didn’t want to play anymore. He wanted to watch the soccer game.
Vivian answered with notes.
(In case you’re wondering, he’s her biological dad).
Vivian is going into Grade 2, and she’s mastered the art of the note.
In rhyming couplets.
Posted on July 3, 2011, in For Dads, Miscellaneous, Poetry and tagged Chase McFadden, kid writing, Leanne Shirtliffe, mean notes, poetry, Stuff Kids Write, Stuffkidswrite.com. Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.
I do believe that the two of you could easily find enough entertaining notes from YOUR OWN CHILDREN to fill this entire blog each week. These are absolutely priceless. Grade 2, eh? Heh, heh … just wait until hormones kick in.
I know, Diana. You’ll be able to hear me scream from Calgary at that point.
She’s her Mama’s girl, for sure. Did DH laugh? I sense a blog in V’s future….like, by 4th grade, future.
DH laughed and immediately put the papers away. He knew it was blog material…
We are sure our 15 yo is going to write a book about how bad of parents we are. We have embraced this and before we dissaplin her we name the chapter the punishment is going to fall under ” This will go under how we wrecked your life for ever,”
I wonder if MyParentsAreSoBad.com is taken. I should likely buy it and then sell it to my twins in a decade.
Awesome, not only does she have the art of note writing down, she’s also working hard on perfecting the guilt factor.
yup, you’re in trouble with this one.
Yes. I have Guilty Mother Syndrome more than once a month.
huge trouble! i’m wondering if she already has a blog…
Maybe she can monetize a blog to put herself through college. Hmmm.
“He stinks like a diaper.” I can’t believe she crossed that line.
That dangerous simile line…
Hi, found you through FP! Love the blog, and this post especially made my day 😀 Is it wrong that it makes me look forward even more to the day I have kids??
No, not wrong at all. Kids are great on the laughter front. If you don’t sob first, that is. 😉
I enjoyed reading this, and look forward to future posts from you.
Ahhh, kids. They make us smile, they make us cry. We can never be half-hearted when it comes to them.
My kids “used to be” funny. Then aliens took over and morphed them into teenage monsters.
I’m workin’ on finding humor in my life as a Mom to two teenagers. 🙂
The alien stage. I’m not looking forward to that one. I’m not surprised you have to dig a bit deeper to unearth humour!
I love this blog. 🙂
Thanks. We love you loving this blog.
I just found your blog today and I adore these notes…literally LOL’ed, and it was much needed after a not so great day at work. Thanks for putting up such great material.
Thanks for stopping by to read and comment!
I can learn and thing or two from Vivian. I need to convince my mother that I should have the right to peaceful driving at the age of 20. I think she can help me.
LOL. I think it’s a continuous cycle: either parents are trying to convince children of something, or children are trying to persuade their parents. Good luck with that.
My daughter is moving up to grade 2 in september this year you’re 7 year old sounds as quirky as my british 6 year old maybe i should take one of the ladies advice on here she has given you and put my daughters notes onto my blog.
It also makes a good threat. “Behave or I’ll blog about it.” 😉
This post gave me one of the biggest laughs I’ve had in a while, thanks for sharing this!
Thanks for commenting and enjoying it!
It amazes me what kids come up with! At least you were able to get a good laugh out of right? Not just that, but [this is the first time I came across your blog] you’ll have all these wonderful examples for years to come What could be better?
Good point. It is an archive of sorts. Thanks for stopping by!
Just bumped into your blog and was absolutely amused with the topic of the bog and varied posts. The mean daddy one is truly the best.
My daughter is 3 and half years old. And I am waiting for her to start doodling.. Will sure come back with some post.
You have years ahead of you for written entertainment courtesy of your daughter. Thanks for the lovely comment.
Oh. My. Gosh. I literally laughed so hard at those notes that if I wouldn’t have adjusted, I would have toppled out of my chair. My goodness, please don’t stop posting these sorts of things. This made my night!
I’m glad you laughed (and didn’t bruise your tailbone in the process). Hope you stop by again!
Congrats on being FP’d, you guys…sorry I missed it!
I love that Vivian thought her dad would know the capital of Madagascar (and that she came so close to spelling it!). Really happy he saved the notes!
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