Entries Tagged as 'family'
Kyle didn’t even want to open the card he got from his grandma for his 20th birthday, because he knew he was in for something more than $5 bill. “The week prior was my family reunion, and my dad decided not to go — and not to inform my grandma ahead of time,” Kyle says. Grandma decided to use Kyle’s birthday card to make her feelings about this clear.
related: Thanks, Grandma. Really.
Tags: birthday · Grandma · guilt trip · Minnesota · sad face
Jaime and her husband live in a different state from her in-laws, but she’s not giving him a free pass. “To be honest, he really doesn’t call them as often as he should,” she says.
related: Better late than never?
Tags: guilt trip · Moms & Dads
“I haven’t had a close relationship with my grandparents since I graduated from college 14 years ago,” writes Lindsay in Nashville. “I only see them a couple of times a year, so it’s typically pretty awkward when we get together. I have nothing against them, but they haven’t been involved with my life in so long it’s almost like we’re acquaintances, rather than family.”
This masterpiece is what Lindsay received this year for her birthday.
Adds Lindsay: “They have written me, my sister and my mother out of their will multiple times — though we’re all reinstated now, as far as I know.”
related: Smack! Right in the feels.
Tags: Grandma · guilt trip
Alexandria in Australia says that the card she got from her parents on her 18th birthday (below) “is a pretty good summary of my formative years.”
I think this card expresses the fact that, although we both love you very much we find it hard to say, just like you do. All the best for your adulthood.
With bells on! Love Mum
related: Really, Mom, you shouldn’t have.
Tags: Australia · birthday · Moms & Dads
“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.”
related: For the conditionally beautiful bride
Tags: Canada · faint praise · Mother-daughter notes
Tags: Facebook · family · Grandma · guilt trip
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.”)
related: Grandma saves granddaughter the trouble; writes thank you note to herself
Tags: family · kids · thanks (but not really)
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…)”
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
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.”
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
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.)
related: The Silent Treatment
Tags: kids · Moms & Dads