A declaration of independence

March 20th, 2013 · 116 comments

Writes Kate in Georgia: “My niece, Emily, has to be the most adorable revolutionary in existence. Last week she self-published her manifesto. There are actually six pages of demands, each printed on butterfly stationery. (We assume the butterfly symbolizes her freedom from authority.)”

Emily declares her freedom...from getting in trouble

related: See you never again in my life!

FILED UNDER: Georgia · kids · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2013


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  • #1   We shall speak anon

    Sorry, I have to disagree that “…Emily must be the most adorable revolutionary in existence.” Ho Chi Minh? I could just eat him up.

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:33 pm   rating: 65  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Sandi

      Amen. Precocious, yes…adorable, not so much.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 7:13 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Sandi

      How adorable will this expression be when she’s 30?

      Mar 21, 2013 at 7:30 am   rating: 51  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Britters

      or 16 :/

      Mar 21, 2013 at 2:44 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   KittenPlaysTheViolin

      Nevermind the note, I can’t take you seriously with food plastered all over your face. Pull yourself together.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 3:27 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   redheadwglasses

      Yes, WeAllSpeak, but then you’re going to be hungry again in an hour.

      Mar 22, 2013 at 7:49 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   SeeYouInTea

    The media will dub her Poison Ivy after she murders 50 men with poisonous plants.

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:35 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Lythande

    Where are her eyebrows…?

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:59 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   H for Toy

      She was so adorable, somebody just ate then up.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 12:22 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   a-Arialist

      Oh c’mon – are you really criticising the appearance of a six year old child? Can’t we wait until she’s at least reached puberty before we start in on her?

      Or better yet, let’s not. Ever. What the fuck have anyone’s eyebrows got to do with anything?

      Mar 21, 2013 at 4:17 am   rating: 250  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   a-Arialist

      Oh c’mon – are you really criticising the appearance of a six year old child? Can’t we wait until she’s at least reached puberty before we start in on her?

      Or better yet, let’s not. Ever. What the fuck have anyone’s eyebrows got to do with anything?

      (Don’t know why stacking didn’t work first time, so we’ll try again).

      Mar 21, 2013 at 4:21 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   Jessi

      Why does it matter? Whoopi Goldberg has no eyebrows, and she’s done just fine.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 4:57 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Dan

      She’s a redhead. If she’s lucky they’ll become visible after puberty.

      And what a-Arialist and Jessi said.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 5:39 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   Dane Zeller

      Okay, let’s forget about her not having eyebrows. That’s silly and picky. Who are we to judge a little girl? I’m ashamed I even noticed their absence.

      Now, about that awful green dress…

      Mar 21, 2013 at 8:02 am   rating: 45  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   Tesselara

      Just curious–would we notice eyebrow-less-ness if she were a boy? Genuine fact gathering.

      For the record, I didn’t notice her eyebrows, or lack thereof. For my part, I was wondering if she was the one who took the picture of herself looking like she means business. Don’t get in the way of this girl!

      Mar 21, 2013 at 10:33 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.8   Kelsey

      Speaking as a fellow redhead, she’ll probably have to color them in when she’s older if she wants them to be visible. That doesn’t mean that she isn’t adorable, though!

      Mar 21, 2013 at 10:46 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.9   Macca

      Next thing you know she’ll have shaved off her eyebrows as a statement and nobody will notice because to notice anything about other people’s appearances is apparently negative.

      Hell, I’m an artist. I immediately noticed and wondered if it was her hair color or she experimented with a razor. That’s not a negative thing. What’s the big deal about noticing? Some people would have a fit if they got a haircut and everyone decided not to notice it, for instance…

      Mar 21, 2013 at 11:32 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.10   LL

      She’s a ginger, she has light colored eyebrows!

      Mar 21, 2013 at 12:14 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.11   Allergies

      My eyebrows were so lightly colored they were practically invisible until I was 16 or 17. That’s just the way it is sometimes, folks.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.12   pooham

      Macca got it right. In addition, I think it’s fine to notice physical oddities and disfigurements. (scars, amputations, severe acne etc.) Just like it’s OK to notice someone’s race or any other differences.

      Aside: My daughter got a ticket for not coming to a complete stop at an intersection when riding her bike on campus. The officer asked her race and my very fair daughter replies Caucasian and Alaskan Native. He asked her if it was OK if he just put white. But it made me think about news articles I’ve read where people have been outraged b/c a police officer checked Hispanic when they are Filipino or other such ridiculousness. (Is it really necessary to specify race on a ticket?)

      Mar 21, 2013 at 1:42 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.13   EmGee

      She’s blonde. They’re there, they’re just really light.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 3:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.14   Jami

      Apparently you don’t keep up with fashion. Granted, neither do I. But a few years ago a big to-do was made at Fashion Week when every model was featured having her eyebrows dyed so it looked like they had no eyebrows.

      She’s just keeping up with fashion, bub.

      Plus – WHO THE FUCK REALLY CARES?!

      Mar 21, 2013 at 3:37 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.15   Lythande

      Holy carp, it wasn’t an insult… I didn’t say she was an ugly freak (and if it’s worth anything I’ve shaved off my own eyebrows before). I was just wondering. Now everyone thinks I’m picking on a six year old. :/

      Re Tesselara: I think I would notice more if it were a boy without eyebrows. It would look even stranger.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.16   Jami

      Okay, you’re forgiven. It is hard to tell since there’s no “tone of voice” on type written posts.

      On a side note when I was a baby my eyebrows were so light it looked like they weren’t there. One day mom heard me fussing and went to see what was going on. My brother Mark (the youngest of my 3 older brothers) came out of the room saying “I didn’t do it!” She went in and found a purple crayon in my bassinet and the skin around my eyebrows fire red with a few purple smudges. My big brother had decided to give me eyebrows.

      Mar 22, 2013 at 11:58 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.17   The Elf

      Pooham, some police jurisdictions have had accusations laid against them for systematic racism with regards to traffic enforcement. The old “Driving While Black” phenomena. One solution is to start tracking race data during traffic stops and analyzing it to find patterns, which can then be used to address the problem.

      Mar 22, 2013 at 12:49 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.18   pooham

      Ah, thanks Elf. I was baffled. :)

      Mar 22, 2013 at 12:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   RobZ

    Where are the other 4 or 5 pages?!?

    Mar 21, 2013 at 12:19 am   rating: 88  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   H for Toy

    Mom obviously takes her seriously. Especially the part about “and nobody else”.

    Mar 21, 2013 at 12:20 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Jitty

    Can I declare freedom from brats?

    Mar 21, 2013 at 5:31 am   rating: 46  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Pope Sextus

    This is what is wrong with today’s society. Instead of informing children that with freedom comes no bedtimes snacks, the adults photograph her and praise her selfish indulgence.

    Mar 21, 2013 at 6:59 am   rating: 69  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Sandi

      I don’t think I’ve ever agreed with a Pope before, but he nailed it this time.

      I can only imagine that the adults who think this child and her expression are adorable were raised with the same sense of entitlement.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 7:28 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Charliesmum

      To be fair, we don’t know if the child was indulged in this or not. When my son was wee, he would sometimes do something ‘naughty’ and he would be disciplined, or told no, or whatever, but later I would be laughing at the cuteness of whatever it was he did, and would share it with my friends. So maybe that’s all this is.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 7:45 am   rating: 83  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   H for Toy

      It’s true. There have been times when I’ve had to hide in another room because I was laughing so hard, while my husband remains stern, and vice versa. The trick is not letting them see how hilarious you think it is.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 9:09 am   rating: 66  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   pooham

      My children were trained through strikes and blows and electric shocks from a very young age to be silent and obey the adults in their lives. We always got a lot of compliments when eating out or shopping.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 1:45 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   EmGee

      How about instead of praising her self-indulgence her parents laughed their butts off at her demands and told her that freedom from rules meant freedom from dinner and other planned family activities? I happen to know that for a fact this child is very well behaved but is highly intelligent, has a strong sense of self and finds various ways to express herself including writing a manifesto.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 3:22 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.6   Pope Sextus

      Then this child is the first and only intelligent child that has ever been raised in all of our history. Surely, no other child could have ever been so intelligent where a parent just had to take a picture right at the moment.

      It is officially declared, this child is a special snowflake.

      Mar 23, 2013 at 7:21 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.7   H for Toy

      Pope Sextus. Ephesians 4:32 says “Be ye kind to one another, tender hearted…” Shouldn’t you already know that, being the pope and all?

      Mar 23, 2013 at 9:22 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.8   Pope Sextus

      I am being kind. I have declared that this child is a special snowflake.

      Mar 23, 2013 at 9:58 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Lil'

    I wish I really could declare freedom from getting into trouble. I’d spread those declarations around like crazy. Instead of paying my property taxes, I’d return the payment envelope with a declaration.

    “What’s that officer? Fifteen miles over the speed limit? Here’s my declaration.”

    “Guess what, honey… I have no plans to cook this week, but here’s my declaration.”

    If only the world revolved around me, me, me…

    Mar 21, 2013 at 10:16 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   shwo! bang

    Ladies and gentlemen, may I present the Tea Party Presidential candidate for 2044: EMILY!

    Mar 21, 2013 at 10:18 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   EmGee

      She’s too intelligent to be a Republican.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 3:24 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Sandi

      Do you seriously think demanding freedom from responsibility while expecting to have all your needs provided is really a Republican philosophy?

      Obviously you two are not as intelligent as this little girl supposedly is.

      Mar 22, 2013 at 6:59 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Rattus

      When you have intelligence working in tandem with sociopathy, it’s a toss up as to which party she’ll be aligning with. If intelligence wins out, then hail to the chief, the first female Democratic president since Hilary. If sociopathy wins out, then welcome, Michelle Bachman redux.

      Mar 22, 2013 at 9:04 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   redheadwglasses

    Sigh. It’s “stationEry.”

    Stationery: E as in lEtter
    Stationary: A as in stAy

    I feel better. Now I’m going to enjoy my pot stickers and lemon chicken.

    Mar 21, 2013 at 11:40 am   rating: 32  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   H for Toy

      That’s the second time you’ve mentioned lemon chicken. Do you have a really good recipe, cuz when you mention it, I get a craving!

      Mar 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   redheadwglasses

      I don’t! I have been very very very lazy this week so I’ve gone out to lunch three times (normally, I go out once a month).

      Mar 21, 2013 at 1:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   Cheryl

      Thank you, I don’t think I’ve ever taken note of that. Hopefully, my editors have.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 6:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   Katie

      I have a good lemon chicken recipe!

      Put 4 chicken breasts in a deep pan. On each one put a pat of butter and about a tablespoon of lemon juice. Sprinkle to taste with onion salt, celery salt (or seed) and paprika. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 350F for30-45 mins. Makes its own sauce that’s excellent with rice.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 7:05 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   H for Toy

      Ooh thanks, Katie!

      Mar 21, 2013 at 8:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.6   redheadwglasses

      Katie, lemon chicken (in Asian places, anyway),typically is dipped in batter and fried. But I like YOUR recipe much better! (I’m not a big fan of breading and deep frying.)

      Mar 22, 2013 at 8:06 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.7   Nunavut Guy

      Mine is a little simpler.
      Chicken in left hand,lemon in right hand.
      Bite off hunk of chicken,lick lemon. Repeat.

      (Works best with rye chasers)

      Mar 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.8   H for Toy

      Do you cook the chicken first?

      Mar 22, 2013 at 8:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.9   Nunavut Guy

      Depends on the rye.

      Mar 23, 2013 at 1:01 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Amanda

    Natural redheads and blondes often have really light to invisible eyebrows. Totally normal for us.

    Mar 21, 2013 at 11:46 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Thunder McKing

      Aren’t ALL redheads and blondes natural??

      Mar 21, 2013 at 11:51 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Jitty

      Heh, pretty sure that red streak at the front of her hair ain’t natural.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   redheadwglasses

      I wish. I’m a redhead (more of a dark auburn now at this age, with silver mixed in for good measure), and my eyebrows are dark brown. I’ve thought about coloring them but it just seems too risky to do myself (re: eyeball safety), and I”m not going to pay someone to lighten my eyebrows.

      Plus, it’s not like a guy will kick me out of bed for having dark eyebrows.

      Right? RIGHT?

      Mar 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   Nunavut Guy

      Don’t take any chances,wear a bandana.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Kali

    this kid’s gonna grow up to be a first class asshole. . . . she kinda sounds like an asshole now. and where the frik ARE her eyebrows?!

    Mar 21, 2013 at 11:53 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   EmGee

      Blonde kids don’t have noticeable eyebrows much of the time. Google “blonde children” if you can’t figure that out. Being independent does not equate with being an asshole, now or later.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 3:26 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   EmGee

      Picking on little kids, however, is a hallmark sign of an asshole.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 8:22 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   spoonleg

    When my brother was around Emily’s age, he decided he wanted to shave his face like our dad. So he shaved off the only facial hair a six-year-old has… his eyebrows. Shortly thereafter, he cut his eyelashes with scissors because he thought long eyelashes were too girly. That hairless genius actually grew up to have a job and a girlfriend. Shocker.

    Mar 21, 2013 at 11:58 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   H for Toy

      A friend of ours shaved off his eyebrows because he “wanted to be a pirate.” We spent the next few years pointing out to him, all the bushy-eyebrowed pirates we could find.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   redheadwglasses

    All Emily needs to do is laminate the “freedom from getting into trouble” page and keep it with her the rest of her life. It’s her own personal get-out-of-jail-free cards. I bet she could even get them printed up in Thai and Turkish just to save herself from a Breakdown Hotel situation.

    Mar 21, 2013 at 12:16 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Brian

    Are we seriously assuming that this child is some sort of entitled monster because she wrote a declaration of independence? And actually assuming bad parenting skills?

    Maybe you’re right. maybe parents should behave like tin pot dictators and crush their children’s individuality and creativity under their heel.

    Mar 21, 2013 at 12:32 pm   rating: 45  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   H for Toy

      I’m actually a little worried that my children’s education is lacking. I’m sure they’d love to be free from getting in trouble, but they’d certainly never think to write a six-page manifesto. I don’t think Sesame Steeet is cutting it anymore!

      Mar 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   t-rex

      I thought exercising creativity was painting, writing stories, sewing, building forts, and finding new ways to burn things. Writing manifestos, not so much

      Mar 21, 2013 at 2:46 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   juju-skittles

      My daughter wrote me a foolscap page long essay on why she sould be allowed to go to the midnight screening of a Twilight movie (don’t ask which one – I gave up caring). It was really entertaining, and I loved that she was passionate enough to put in the time and effort to try and persuade me that midnight at the movies (on a school night with a finish time of around 3am) is a good thing for a 12 year old (and by default me, since she was 12) and how she would surely die if we didn’t go. We didn’t go – and neither did any of her friends who were “all going” – and she survived. I told her it will build resilience for even bigger problems later in life. And – if this turns out to be the worst thing that ever happens to her – she is very lucky.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 11:55 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   JoAnne M.

    Oh my, reminds me so much of my youngest daughter. The notes she’s written me, usually with drawings to accompany them…priceless, I save them all. And they have similar facial expressions. I’m sure Emily is a great child and with her can do attitude and willingness to express herself she will go far.

    Mar 21, 2013 at 12:58 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Nola

    This girl may seem entitled, but at this age it may not be such a bad thing, she will grow up to be assertive and self-confident. People noticing her light eyebrows are ridiculous.

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:33 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Catherine

      Of course she’s entitled – she’s 6!

      Mar 21, 2013 at 6:55 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   Jen

      Where does it say she’s six? She writes better than a six year old.

      Mar 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Julie

    I think she is really cute. That determined face says it all. I am going to stand my ground no matter what. I love when my kids do that. I know my kids will be able to stand up for themselves when they are older. My girls already know not to take being bullied, abused, or threatened by anyone. My boys know it is not ok to threaten, bully, or abuse girls in any way. We as parents should raise our girls to be victorious and not victims. Raise our boys to be gentlemen not A**holes that abuse women.

    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:46 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Brian

      Julie, your comment kind of worries me.

      Should your boys not stand up for themselves? Where’s the line for a boy between standing up for themselves and being an an “abusive asshole”? Is it the same line for girls?

      Mar 22, 2013 at 12:53 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   Kp

      It’s kinda concerning how much your comment falls into gender stereotypes.
      Instead of teaching your kids that boys do _______ and girls do ________, just raise them all to understand that while they have to protect themselves and don’t have to take abuse, they shouldn’t use unnecessary force to do so.

      Mar 23, 2013 at 8:08 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   ZB

    Girl power! This girl reminds me a lot of my daughter. I bet this girl is going to go places in life; Exciting places that involve a lot of kicking arse.

    Mar 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Jami

    We should have her deal with Alex. He’ll never litter again after having a battle of wills with her!

    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   KittenPlaysTheViolin

    Nevermind the note, I can’t take you seriously with food plastered all over your face. Pull yourself together.

    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Tard

    Which would you rather have, a six-year-old with creative creativity, spunk and the desire to express herself as a citizen or a Ritalin-Addled, lazy yuppie larva mini-douche who just goes with the flow?

    Mar 21, 2013 at 4:08 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   pooham

      hmmm…

      I just don’t know! Could you maybe let me know what’s trending now? That sure would help me decide.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   Two & A Half Kids

      First of all, let me present you with your Certificate of Redundancy Certificate, Tard. Then, let me answer your question. You’re right, in the long run, I’d like my children to be creative, spunky and express themselves intelligently… but there are sure some days that everything would just be easier if I was allowed to give them Thorazine injections.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   QueenDragon

      Don’t you call me addled. -.-

      Mar 24, 2013 at 8:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Tard

    Which would you rather have, a six-year-old with creativity, spunk and the desire to express herself as a citizen or a Ritalin-Addled, lazy yuppie larva mini-douche who just goes with the flow?

    Mar 21, 2013 at 4:08 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   The Elf

      Depends. Who’s more likely to shut the eff up on a plane?

      Mar 22, 2013 at 12:45 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   EmGee

    Ok, lets put on our thinking caps. If there weren’t rules and enforcement to declare freedom from, would there be rebellion against them? The answer to this question is if she didn’t have enforced rules to rebel against, there would be no rebellion. If she didn’t have parents who fostered creativity and independence, there would be no revolution. If she wasn’t a very bright child, there would be no revolution. This kind of self expression requires the kind of parenting that people should aspire to rather than criticize. This kid is going to grow up to be smart, independent and determined to go places and achieve whatever she goes after. Why are you assholes thinking that’s a bad thing? Maybe because you wish you had more of that yourself but don’t?

    Blonde kids have blonde eyebrows. For example, http://bit.ly/15x4VbC. Get over it.

    Mar 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   C-Train

      We get it, you know the kid. Stop it already.

      Mar 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Cheryl

    Hmph, adorability in this particular case is suspect, more likely nature’s little hormonal ploy to keep close relatives from exercising other options.

    Mar 21, 2013 at 6:50 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   caffeine

    A few people (here and on the related Facebook post) have stated that Emily is 6 years old but her age isn’t specified above. Do you all know her personally or are you getting confused with the number of pages in her manifesto?

    Mar 21, 2013 at 7:04 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   EmGee

      She is 6.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   Jen

      Did someone help her with her spelling?

      Mar 22, 2013 at 12:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.3   EmGee

      Nope. :)

      Mar 22, 2013 at 8:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   Rachel

    The actual ‘passive aggressive’ post is not the kids letter. It’s a six year, for goodness sake. The actual post is the person who says that the kid is adorable, yet posts a picture of them on this site, pretending they don’t know the kid and/or their parents are going to get slammed.

    Mar 21, 2013 at 8:39 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   Kris

      You seem to have missed this part “Writes Kate in Georgia: “My niece, Emily, ” Its the very beginning can’t see how you missed it. Pretty sure Auntie checked with the parents before submitting.

      Mar 22, 2013 at 5:17 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   Rachel

      No, I didn’t miss that part. I don’t see how it’s relevant whether or not the person submitting is related and/or has the parents permission. They still put a kids photo on a website in full knowledge that they would be abused. Also, can’t see how you can be ‘pretty sure’ that that kind of person would do anything with integrity. I think what you mean is that you guessed. Just like you guessed that I missed the auntie bit. Perhaps you should stop guessing.

      Mar 22, 2013 at 8:40 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Jessica

    What’s up with her hair? Not criticising, just purely curious.

    Mar 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Jennifer

    Is anyone else uncomfortable with this kid having her photo posted on here? This site normally keeps letter writers’ identities hidden and just mocks the letter, not the person.

    Mar 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Nunavut Guy

      I’m with you on that.Slamming other adults on this site is WAY entertaining,whether or not you are on the giving or receiving side.Sometimes it’s even more fun getting the biz from folks like Troy and Canthizbe…makes you consider what you post next.

      I can’t get by the little girls picture though.Makes things too real.Guess I’m more into virtual abuse.

      Mar 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   H for Toy

      So, what, those are the Canadian spelling of the names?

      Mar 23, 2013 at 7:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #29.3   Nunavut Guy

      If that was directed at me Troy,those are the inebriated spellings of those names…..(Walks away humming “Blame Canada,blame Canada).

      Mar 23, 2013 at 8:03 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
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    • #29.4   H for Toy

      Still drunk this morning? ;) it’s H for TOY, as in “All my filth is in alphabetical order. This, for example, was under ‘H’ for toy.” You’re still my third favorite Canadian, though!

      Mar 23, 2013 at 8:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.5   H for Toy

      Also Canthz B (or CB, but never Cathy).

      Mar 23, 2013 at 8:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.6   kermit

      Jennifer – I would be uncomfortable with it if the picture was taken/posted without consent of the persons involved.

      However, this kid’s aunt submitted the whole thing, and presumably took the picture.

      And as annoying as the kid’s missives sound, I am inclined to blame the adults involved.

      I think it’s un-necessarily mean to post an identifiable picture/video of a kid relative having a tantrum so the entire Internet can poke fun at them. These may be the kinds of relatives that blare conservative pundits on their TVs and radios yammering on about freedom. I honestly can’t see where else the kid could have picked up that phrasing.

      Mar 23, 2013 at 10:39 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.7   Nunavut Guy

      (Staggers to the keyboard to make the ultimate come back…….thump……………………..zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      Mar 23, 2013 at 7:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.8   H for Toy

      Ouch.

      Mar 23, 2013 at 9:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.9   EmGee

      This child, and most of her relatives, are too intelligent to even know what channel to find Fox News on, much less watch it religiously. I dare say that this child has not been exposed to more than a couple of hours of that kind of idiocy in her entire life.

      Apr 23, 2013 at 4:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   KHandcock

    My parents still have a furious letter I wrote (I was probably a year or so older than this) when they suggested perhaps I should not spend my whole month’s allowance at the Scholastic book fair. Short version is something along the lines of, “It’s MY money and I can spend it like *I* want, and what kind of Mom and Dad complain that their kid is buying books anyway?” Apparently they nearly died laughing.

    Mar 23, 2013 at 2:26 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   Tom

      Well, you had a point. If I had a kid and they wanted to spend all their money on books, who am I to complain? It’s their money, and books are awesome… they don’t have to worry about bills yet and therefore learn those types of money management skills, but we’ll cross that bridge when it comes (not when they’re age 7).

      Mar 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   Bhumi

    Craving for liberty is there at every level..
    Don’t know who implanted this idea of being free from something! I still want to be free from thoughts

    Mar 23, 2013 at 3:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   j.c.

    There’s absolutely nothing adorable about a self centered brat. I don’t know what’s wrong with people that whenever a child acts absolutely horrific people just think it’s adorable giving the child a pass to act like a monster.

    Mar 23, 2013 at 3:56 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   Jemima

      Oh yes, how ” Monstrous” of a small child to write an angry note. I suppose next she will start mowing her folks down the submachine gun she plans to build out of duplo blocks and rubber bands. Maybe she’ll create a room sized glue trap with all of her school glue. Who KNOWS what this child is capable of ….. first a pretty decent expression of her own thoughts, after that .. THE WORLD !!!

      By the way J.C.
      YOU are the self centered brat here. Obviously you either have zero children or zero ability to Lighten The Fuck Up.

      Mar 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.2   J.c.

      Jemima

      You seem like a know-it-all with an answer for eveything. I can only assume you are a mother.

      It’s not about having the ability or lack there of to “lighten up”, it’s about not accepting shitty behavior.

      And no, I don’t have kids. I’ve been fortunate enough to not fuck up my life.

      Apr 2, 2013 at 1:25 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.3   EmGee

      Ok asshole, this is an assertion of independence of a highly intelligent child. NOT a “self centered brat.” This, I know for a fact, is a well-behaved child. Your ASSumption and “know-it-all” answer to something you know nothing whatsoever about only shows your true colors and what a terribly sad excuse for a person you are.

      Apr 23, 2013 at 4:13 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   Katrcik

    Where are the rest of the 4 pages ?

    Mar 23, 2013 at 4:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   kermit

      They’ve been set free.

      Mar 23, 2013 at 9:13 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   jj

    And did Mom write her own with ‘no cooking, cleaning’ etc so she will be free too?

    Mar 26, 2013 at 7:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Bee Good

    This has to be the worst way to tell your mom about the abortion.

    Mar 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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