Entries Tagged as 'family'

You may not be stylish or chic, but Mom loves you anyway

May 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment

“My mom mistakenly picked up a birthday card for my sister’s graduation,” writes our submitter in Canada. “The real gold, of course, is in what she decided to cross out.”

Love you just the way you are. Happy Graduation. Love Mom + Dad

related: For the conditionally beautiful bride

Tags: Canada · faint praise · Mother-daughter notes

For sale: tire swing, never used.

March 11th, 2014 · 46 Comments

Mothers-in-law. ‘Nuff said.

we have a tire horse swing that we bought for our grandson, well he never comes over and so we figured we would sell it, so we are thinking $35. It can hold up to 150 pounds. thank you.

related: Nobody does guilt trips quite like Grandma

extra credit: sixwordmemoirs.com

Tags: Facebook · family · Grandma · guilt trip

Thank heaven for little girls

March 3rd, 2014 · 28 Comments

Writes our submitter, Amy: “In going through my late great-grandmother’s memorabilia trunk, I saw that she apparently kept a ‘thank you’ letter I wrote her when I was eight years old.” (Said Amy’s mother, of the discovery:  ”I clearly did not supervise the writing of this note.”)

Dear G.G. The five dollars were mostly spent on a record by the Village People. This letter is late because so was the five dollars. Thank you Sincerely Amy

related: Grandma saves granddaughter the trouble; writes thank you note to herself

Tags: family · kids · thanks (but not really)

The First World Problems of a 12-year-old boy

February 13th, 2014 · 112 Comments

Writes Peter in the UK:  ”My 12-year-old son is angry we won’t let him buy and Xbox One, mostly because he spends too much time online already. On the day this discussion happened, we found this note on the computer. (Clearly he has learned about different government systems from the newspaper, not in school…)”

I am very MAD; a person who I wish to remain nameless has UPSET me very much. This person claims that this household is a democracy when really it is COMMUNISM almost like NORTH KOREA, which in this day and age is completely unacceptable. I believe that this household should change to a DEMOCRACY, where everyone does not necessarily have equal rights, but is entitled to do what they want within reason. I am very ANGRY! :(

P.S. Peter, perhaps your little millennial Adrian Mole would be better of spending some time with this instead?

related: Emily declares freedom!

Tags: kids · Moms & Dads · sad face

I love you…but I love you more when you’re skinny.

February 11th, 2014 · 101 Comments

Writes Joshua in Salt Lake City: “This past year I’ve been trying to lose weight. It’s been up and down. Apparently my mother knows that.”

Happy Valentine's Day Josher! 'Skinny Josh Bag' Proud of you! What's the day without the candy bag...just 'Chew & Spit'

related: Mom is my favorite passive-aggressive Valentine

Tags: heart · hey fatty · Mother-son notes · Salt Lake City · signed with love · Valentine's Day · xoxo

Here’s to a resolutely insincere new year

December 30th, 2013 · 43 Comments

Jackie in Alfred, New York says she found this note stuffed under her bedroom door after taking away her 9-year-old son’s iPod and Nintento DS. (“He’s taken to sneaking them to school and lying about it,” she explains.)

To Mom and Dad: My N. Years Resolution is to never talk, be nice, or happy to you. Not sincerely, Jin  >:(

related: The Silent Treatment

Tags: kids · Moms & Dads

The Mom with the Reindeer Tattoo

December 24th, 2013 · 58 Comments

Writing Persephone in New Hampshire: “My father and I have a habit of snatching the Christmas cookies. I guess this year my mom had had enough.”

DO NOT TOUCH or Santa Claus will have 6 elves with halitosis read Norwegian crime novels to you as you are tied to a dyspeptic reindeer...I wouldn't chance it if I were you!

P.S. Yes, Stieg Larsson is Swedish…but titling this post “Blood on Snow” just seemed a little too dark.

related: Mad Santa

Tags: Christmas · Moms & Dads · touching

Really, Mom, you shouldn’t have.

December 10th, 2013 · 76 Comments

Victoria in Maryland received this heartwarming card from her mother a few years ago. (“She was mad because I put an end to her partying in the garage at my house.”)

Just out of obligation, Mom

related: More birthday mama drama!

Tags: birthday · Mother-daughter notes · way harsh

Grandma, this is not your house!

October 2nd, 2013 · 78 Comments

Precious in Texas says that whenever her mother comes over to visit, “all she wants to do is clean my messy house.” One day, Precious says, her daughter, Allison — along with Allison’s 5-year-old cousin — decided to take matters into their own hands, writing this warning and handing it to their grandma “fast mail.” As for Grandma’s response, says Precious, “I had to read it to her because she was laughing so hard.”

Dear grandma this is not your house so stop cleaning it or else we will lock you in a safe and open it the day after. Did you like my [choice] of fast mail? P.S. Send the envelope back I don't have many

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Tags: cleaning · family · Grandma · kids · not-so-veiled threats · p.s.

What is it about mothers-in-law and towels?

September 25th, 2013 · 44 Comments

And was it one of the “special” towels? (The kind that keep you in indentured servitude for seven years before you’re allowed to marry?)

To whoever stole my big yellow towel,  I am glad you used my towel and have taken it off to be washed. However, that towel actually wasn't mine, it was my future mother-in-law's, lent to me last week. I'd really like to get married one day so if you could bring the towel back ASAP, that would be great

P.S. I’d like to dedicate this post to my brother Danny and his fiancée, Meg, who are getting married this weekend in Minneapolis!

related: Those were the special towels!

Tags: family · Ireland · stealing