Some daughterly wisdom for Dad, on Father’s Day

June 20th, 2010 · 33 comments

In lieu of a Father’s Day gift, Sarah in D.C. says her 13-year-old cousin posted this note on the front door of their house the night before, so her Dad could see it when got up this morning for her Sunday walk. “According to her, it’s the thought that counts anyway,” Sarah says. “I thought it was really sweet, but the post script is the best.”

DEAR DADDY: Happy Father's Day! Thanks for all. I'll study hard, don't worry, and I don't have any plans of having a boyfriend. Love lots, [redacted 13-year-old daughter] P.S. Practice controlling your anger dad, mwa! :)

related: Dear Dad, I hate you less than the other parental unit. Happy Father’s Day!

FILED UNDER: kids · Moms & Dads · p.s. · signed with love

33 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Canthz_B bang

    I sure hope Dad wasn’t pissed off that this was on his front door!
    Imagine, your 13 year-old comes out as a lesbian on the front door on Father’s Day.

    Jun 20, 2010 at 2:20 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

  • #2   neff

    I guess that’s one way to come out of the closet.

    Jun 20, 2010 at 2:23 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

  • #3   Tikikala

    either coming out as lesbian… planned to be single the whole life…. or just not interested in immature boys at 13….. pick one.(?)

    Jun 20, 2010 at 2:30 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Canthz_B bang

      At 13 they’re interested in High-School “men”. You know, 15 year-olds.

      That, and Gigglebraxing. ;-)

      Jun 20, 2010 at 2:36 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #3.2   infant tyrone bang

      The lifelong bachelorette scenario seems familiar, hmmm…
      Ah yes, could be an early sign that she’s convent bound.
      Or like Marilyn, her heart belongs to Daddy.
      Bride of Christ…Daddy’s Little Girl.
      What a pair of options.
      One’s hard to grow into.
      One’s hard to grow out of.

      Jun 20, 2010 at 3:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #3.3   Sam

      i think it’s the 3rd one. perhaps she just wanted to reassure her dad the right now, school is her focus… no boys just YET. :)

      Jun 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #4   Gretchen

    That’s the weirdest handwriting I’ve ever seen. Why are her a’s and e’s floating?

    Jun 20, 2010 at 4:52 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   TippingCows

      I’m more concerned that proper capitalization was thrown to the four winds.

      Jun 20, 2010 at 5:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #4.2   Canthz_B bang

      Her a’s and e’s are (like me) victims of Pennywise the Clown. We all float down here.

      Jun 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #4.3   TippingCows

      Don’t forget the dreaded “W” that also floats!

      What could it all mean?!

      Jun 20, 2010 at 8:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #4.4   anglophile bang

      nothing to see here, Carrie said it best (although she needs some gigglebrax lessons)

      Jun 22, 2010 at 8:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #4.5   Scribbles the Monkey bang

      If you put all the floating letters together, it spells “hellllllp meeeeee”. Weird!

      Jun 22, 2010 at 9:53 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #5   Carrie

    I think it’s just a really ugly font.

    Jun 20, 2010 at 5:26 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

  • #6   Canthz_B bang

    Hmm, what a lovely note. My little girl is the sweetest…what’s this?
    Practice controlling my ANger?


    Jun 20, 2010 at 7:18 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

  • #7   Avi32

    At first I thought, “Aww, what a cute note and cute handwriting from a little girl”.

    Then I thought, “Wait! She’s 13?? What’s wrong with her??”

    And then I realised, “Oh, that’s just a whacked-out font.”

    What IS that font, anyways?

    Jun 21, 2010 at 12:43 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   The Elf

      DaddyGuilt. It’s a true type font.

      Jun 21, 2010 at 8:16 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #7.2   beanster

      it’s a stencil.

      (love, adam)

      Jun 21, 2010 at 10:03 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #7.3   Avi32

      I don’t think it’s a stencil. Every “t” is at the same crazy angle, and every “a” and “e” are elevated the same amount. I’m pretty sure it’s a font.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 1:17 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #8   Kristin

    I don’t think it’s a font, I think she was just being clever with markers and drawing fancy letters. I did this all the time as a teenager – bubble letters, creating weird ways of making letters that looked “cool,” etc. It looks like marker pen to me and not computer ink.

    Jun 21, 2010 at 9:24 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Bunnee

      Well, the letters are too consistent to be “regular” handwriting. Maybe she used a stencil? Either way, what the HELL are those bright red things at the bottom? Drops of her blood from when Dad couldn’t control his anger?

      Jun 21, 2010 at 10:02 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #8.2   beanster

      oops, bunnee beat me to it.

      Jun 21, 2010 at 10:04 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #8.3   Bunnee

      Only by one minute, Beans. But, GMTA and all that… ;)

      Jun 21, 2010 at 10:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #8.4   infant tyrone bang

      Bright red things are the result of the PAN version of a CIA magic marker.

      We don’t topple foreign governments and we have kick-ass redaction!

      Jun 21, 2010 at 10:54 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #8.5   TheOldSchool bang

      Whenever they correspond with their fathers, the daughters of Washington DC politicians are bound by tradition to symbolically notate how many menstrual cycles they’ve experienced.

      Jun 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #8.6   infanttyrone

      Does that tradition embrace (i.e., apply to, you d.o.m.) granddaughters ?
      If so, families of 55+ y/o “values” politicians might be a silver or copper mine for a hustling entrepreneur who can get red markers at wholesale.
      And by correspond, you’re just referring to letters and such, right?

      P.S. Did you break the edit button again ?

      Jun 21, 2010 at 5:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #9   Edwina the Defrocked Nun

    I wrote just such a note to my Daddy on Father’s Day when I was 13. I tried the convent thing. Didn’t work out.

    Jun 21, 2010 at 9:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   infant tyrone bang

      Hadn’t thought about nuns much until the Great Catholic Jamboree and essay contest yesterday.

      If a woman who leaves the convent before (or after) reaching the decision not to become a Bride of Christ is considered as having Jilted Jesus, then you’d think #1 Son has a worse batting average than a Quasimodo with a Platinum level subscription to

      Well, until you’d had your second cup of coffee and realized that through the ages He’s had more brides than a megalomaniac polygamist.

      He never has to watch Olympic ice skating or Dancing with the Stars just to keep things balanced around the house unless he feels like it.

      What a fan base this guy has. If he wants the wholesome channel, he can tune in to all of the good works they’re doing in His name, and if he wants the outre action, he can relish the thought of being the focus of attention during more acts of sacrilege involving the defilement of a religious icon than the number of skulls in all of Tamerlane’s cautionary pyramids.

      Sounds like a good relationship to be out of, Edwina.
      We’re glad you’re here with the cool kids at PAN instead.
      We can be mean, at times creepy, but we’re down with Torvill & Dean.

      itsbe: If Andres Serrano’s controversial photograph had instead shown a crucifix submerged in the now-ubiquitous hand sterilizer, would viewers who were unfamiliar with his overall work have made a connection to its occasional use by nuns in their private, esoteric religious experiences? Might they have viewed the hand sterilizer as another, more modern component of Christ’s ability to cleanse humanity of what ails us?
      Can you imagine what you would have thought?

      Jun 21, 2010 at 10:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #10   Mrs. Pommelhorst

    If I don’t find out what this font is, I may plotz.

    Just a warning.

    Jun 23, 2010 at 2:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Woman on the Verge bang

      Don’t plotz. It appears to be stamps and stickers…

      Jun 23, 2010 at 4:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #10.2   anglophile bang

      I’ve had no luck; I’ve been searching on and off for days. I disagree that it’s stamps and stickers, sorry WotV.

      I’m gonna plotz right along with you, Mrs Pommelhorst. :twisted:

      Jun 24, 2010 at 8:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #11   PENNY

    IT’S A FONT.

    Jun 24, 2010 at 8:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Shaydie

      It’s a font, for sure. The spacing is too consistent for a stencil or a stamp.

      What is the last word after “practice controlling your anger dad”?

      Jun 26, 2010 at 11:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

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