Entries Tagged as 'family'
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.”
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
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.”)
related: More birthday mama drama!
Tags: birthday · Mother-daughter notes · way harsh
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.”
related: Never put nature aside for television
Tags: cleaning · family · Grandma · kids · not-so-veiled threats · p.s.
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?)
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
September 24th, 2013 · 92 Comments
Christina in Marietta, Georgia says her 7-year-old daughter pointedly handed her this note when she picked up after school. “For the record,” Christina says, “The bread was fresh, just multigrain instead of whole wheat. The cheese was simply a different brand of Swiss cheese. Both were bought the day before.”
Meanwhile, Steph in St. Paul, Minnesota received this missive from her 6-year-old after running out of garlic salt to sprinkle on her “macken cheese,” thus beginning a 15-month boycott. (“Honestly though,” says Steph, “I don’t think mac & cheese is very healthy anyway, so…”)
Finally, Beth in New Jersey got this “friendly letter” sent home from school with her 7-year-old son.
related: I love you, Mommy. Your sandwiches? Not so much.
Tags: cheese · food · kids · most popular notes of 2013 · Mother-daughter notes
September 16th, 2013 · 52 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. (God help this kid’s future crushes!)
related: No girls allowed!
Tags: kids · most popular notes of 2013 · not so much passive-aggressive · siblings
September 11th, 2013 · 35 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)