Entries Tagged as 'family'
September 16th, 2013 · 4 Comments
When she was growing up, Jennifer in New York says she always wanted a big brother. “Now that I have three children of my own,” she writes, “I thought I could live vicariously through my daughter, the middle child.” However, finding this “to-do list” on top of her eldest son’s homework has made her consider that vision.
related: No girls allowed!
Tags: kids · not so much passive-aggressive · siblings
September 11th, 2013 · 33 Comments
Just a reminder, folks: updating your newsfeed = not actually the same thing as genuine social interaction.
related: Because you’re not really knocked up until Facebook says so
extra credit: Facebook is bad and makes you feel bad [newyorker.com]
Tags: frenemies · Mother-son notes · oh snap
Writes Mark in the U.K.: “My friend went over to his sister’s place to house sit for a week and when he arrived he was greeted with this. The ‘help yourself to our empty cupboards’ bit is a joy in itself, but having to be told not to try on her housemate’s lingerie is a total gem.”
related: PANTY RAID!
Tags: siblings · signed with love
“My dear, sweet grandmother is a treasure in my life,” writes Jessi in Dallas. To her horror, however, she realized — upon receiving this anonymous postcard from ‘a friend,’ — that she had forgotten to wish her grandmother a happy birthday this year.
Already feeling pretty guilty, says Jessi: “I immediately called her and received an additional 40-minute guilt trip over the phone. Today I sent her a birthday card in the mail.” Still, Jessi can’t help but how long it’ll be before she makes it off of Grandma’s “naughty list.”
related: If you have a birthday and don’t hear from your grandchildren, is it still a birthday?
Tags: birthday · Dallas/Fort Worth · Grandma · guilt trip · mea culpa
Writes our submitter in Michigan: “My sister-in-law graduated high school recently, and apparently calling to congratulate her — as opposed to driving 1200 miles to attend the ceremony — was a major slight.” (A slight I’m guessing she’d be willing to graciously overlook in exchange for 50 bucks or so.)
related: Congratulations! At some point in time, through no effort of your own, you were born.
Tags: family · sarcasm · signed with love · thanks (but not really)
I have to give Kim’s daughter credit here for saying what most TLC/Lifetime viewers are shouting at their television screens while watching the antics of the “Momagers” behind all those would-be dancers/ice skaters/gymnasts/pageant queens. I’m with you, kid!
related: Never put nature aside for television
Tags: kids · most popular notes of 2013 · Mother-daughter notes
Writes June in Georgia: “I like tattoos. A lot. I have several, and my grandparents got to see a *few* of them for the first time during my trip to visit them in California over Labor Day weekend. Let’s just say they were…less than thrilled.” Still, that that didn’t stop Grandma and Grandpa from slipping little Junie an envelope with a bit of cash for the trip home. “I can’t imagine what they are trying to tell me!” says June.
Meanwhile, Annika in Inuvik, Canada got this bill as part of her change from a cabbie. (She passed it on later that day when she bought lunch — handing it to the cashier note-side-down.)
related: Grandma writes a thank-you note to herself
Tags: gift · Grandma · money
Deborah in Townsville, Australia says her 9-year-old son, Connor, made this card for her husband, a keen cyclist. “Clearly, Connor is aware of the inherently risky nature of cycling,” Deborah says. “Either that or the word ‘dead’ just rhymed well.”
related: My Dad weighs 15 pounds, does not have a job, and likes to wear shirts.
Tags: Australia · Father-son notes · kids · Moms & Dads · pure poetry
Aaaand the back:
(Thanks to Jada in Knoxville, Tennessee for submitting!)
related: A Mother’s Day Report Card
Tags: kids · Mother's Day · Mother-daughter notes
Eddy shares a house in Providence, Rhode Island with his sister. “We’re both busy with school and work,” Eddy says, “so we take turns cleaning the bathroom.” Well, sort of. “I usually put it off for weeks,” Eddy admits.
Adds Eddy: “By the way, the heart translates loosely to ‘I’ll f’ing kill you.’”
related: The patron(izing) saint of roommates
Tags: bathroom · cleaning · family · Providence · thanks (but not really)