As it turns out, Maddie didn’t need Grandpa Walt’s “help.” (She just finished up her master’s degree at Harvard in May.)
Entries Tagged as 'family'
August 20th, 2012 · 30 Comments
August 16th, 2012 · 36 Comments
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.
August 3rd, 2012 · 23 Comments
Karen in Madison, Wisconsin says her daughter left this note on the fridge sometime between midnight and 6:30 am:
The following afternoon, her brother came back with this:
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July 30th, 2012 · 99 Comments
Well, Dad? What have you got to say for yourself?
(Thanks to Katie in Kansas City for submitting!)
July 26th, 2012 · 39 Comments
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!
July 17th, 2012 · 30 Comments
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.
July 1st, 2012 · 40 Comments
Nathan says this sign has been up in his South Texas hometown for several years now. He’s checked back every once in a while, but so far, no updates have materialized.
Perhaps Jimmy should have sprung for this deal?
related: The Window of Shame
June 26th, 2012 · 87 Comments
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”
June 17th, 2012 · 48 Comments
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]
June 8th, 2012 · 68 Comments
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