Entries Tagged as 'Moms & Dads'
Rita in Utah was on the phone when her daughter handed her this note (less than a month into the school year). Says Rita: “I love how she tries to ‘soften the blow!’”
Gold star, kiddo. There are some adults who could take some note-writing pointers from you.
related: When kids “punish” their parents with the silent treatment
Tags: food · kids · Mother-daughter notes · not so much passive-aggressive · Utah
Well, Dad? What have you got to say for yourself?
(Thanks to Katie in Kansas City for submitting!)
related: Why didn’t you tell me the tooth fairy wasn’t real?
Tags: candy · Halloween · kids · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2012
Okay, I think everyone’s had enough of the Outdoor Cat Debate of 2012. Perhaps a little double entendre to lighten the mood? Alrighty then!
This piece by Jamie’s daughter was hanging on the wall outside her classroom during Parent’s Day at the school. “She had no idea why it was funny to us,” Jamie says. (Her daughter’s teacher, meanwhile…)
related: “Drunk Mommy”
P.S. The passive-aggressive part of this note is the crappy watermark. I hate watermarks. Screw you, karma/pageview whores!
Tags: double-entendre alert · kids · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2012 · not so much passive-aggressive
Explains a mom in Oregon: “This note was left outside the kids’ bedroom door after I sent them to a time out for pouring all of the shampoo and facewash in the entire bathroom into the bathtub. I told them I couldn’t trust them not to do that so they would have to stick to showers instead of baths for the time being.”
Man, I just love it when kids threaten their parents with the silent treatment.
related: An official declaration of the silent treatment
Tags: kids · most popular notes of 2012 · Mother-son notes · Oregon
Jill’s seven-year-old son “made” this for his Dad at school. “We’d like to think the near-complete lack of effort reflects a lack of enthusiasm for school assignments and is not a sign of a profound rift in his relationship with his father,” she says.
“And for the record, my husband is not 20 years old, weights more than 15 pounds and is taller than 2’1″. And he has a job, as a writer. (Which, to be fair, can sure look a lot like “unemployed” sometimes.)
P.S. The bit at the bottom says: “He is special to me but I don’t have a reason.”
related: “Drunk Mommy”
Tags: Canada · Father-son notes · kids · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2012 · schools & teachers
Based on the dots between the words (a technique picked up at Montessori School), Lauren in Vancouver estimates she was about six years old when she wrote this note (translation below):
Dad, I am angry because you throwed away your father’s day present. If I catch you doing it again, I will hit you hard. Signed, Lauren.
In her father’s defense, “The gift in question was a giant, brightly-coloured fish made out of paper and stuffed with newsprint,” Lauren says. “I remember finding the ‘present’ in the garbage and putting it back on my father’s desk, which is probably where the threat came in.”
And then, of course, there’s the troll dad approach…
related: An honest Father’s Day card
extra credit: Dads on Vacation [tumblr]
Tags: Father-daughter notes · kids · Moms & Dads · not-so-veiled threats
Tom’s daughter, Meg, was upset that her mother made her a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner, so she wrote this note to inform her mom of her “punishment.”
Meanwhile, in Salt Lake City, six-year-old Elizabeth tried a similar approach. Her parents were so amused they’ve held on the note for decades since then.
When I have kids, I really hope I can manipulate them into this sort of thinking…
related: Buckets of my Tears
Tags: cheese · kids · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2012
To me this sounds suspiciously like an episode of The League, but Stephen from Cherry Hill, New Jersey claims his daughter recently caught him heading into the bathroom “for a little sit-down,” laptop in hand. When five-year-old Rosie asked why Daddy was bringing his computer into the fecal mist zone, he replied, “Multi-tasking.”
A few minutes later, Rosie slipped the following note under the door. (The drawing had already been done earlier.)
Translation: What are you thinking Dad? That’s a horrible thing to do.
Can you really argue with her?
related: Never put nature aside for television.
Tags: Father-daughter notes · hygiene · kids · New Jersey
Writes Virginia in Sumner, Washington: “Going through a box of old photographs in the attic, I found this birthday card I gave my father when I was five or six. I was a terrible child.”
related: Some daughterly wisdom for Dad
Tags: birthday · Father-daughter notes · guilt trip · heart · kids · signed with love · xoxo
Julie in Milwaukee has been trying to drag her nine-year-old daughter to get a haircut for ages. The day of the planned trim, Mom found this prize bit of melodrama waiting on her bed.
related: A Mother’s Day Report Card
Tags: guilt trip · hair · kids · Milwaukee · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2012 · visual aids