The Origin of the “Dear Jane” Letter

I’ve broken up with a few men in my time. It was nearly as painful as being dumped. Okay, maybe not. But it was the one time in my life where I had few words.

I could have used Ian then.

Ian is seven.

Ian gets it. He’s got the phrasing.

Look at the character worksheet Ian completed at school last month. The question was: “Would you like to have the character as a friend? Tell why or why not.”

Ian’s response: “I would not like to have the character for a freind because she is a girl and not my tipe.”

Thank you Ian for being direct. We are grateful that you’re not going to be one of those guys who just doesn’t return our calls or texts or tweets …

About Leanne Shirtliffe

Leanne Shirtliffe is the author of SLOTH TO THE RESCUE, SAVING THUNDER THE GREAT, THE CHANGE YOUR NAME STORE, and NO MORE BEIGE FOOD (2016). She also wrote humor books DON'T LICK THE MINIVAN: Things I Never Thought I'd Say To My Kids and MOMMYFESTO. She and her family live in Calgary, Alberta because they like complaining about the weather.

Posted on February 7, 2012, in School Assignments and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Leanne is a girl, and she writes fun stuff. I do like having her as a friend.

  2. lol.. I thought it said “she is not my fire” woah!

  3. Reblogged this on weeweepoppy.

  4. Haha this is brilliant. I like 🙂

  5. Glad I never asked an Ian to check YES or NO. Sheesh! Hilarious

  6. Reblogged this on girlismotivated and commented:
    I love this! So cute..

  7. hahaha made my day 🙂

  8. Oh this was too funny! Young people thinking they have a type… HAHA. The things kids say, OUTRAGEOUS! I’m hoping when my littlest sister grows up and starts talking that she will say some funny things!

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