Entries Tagged as 'family'
James in the U.K. recently came home from football practice to discover that, in his absence, his mother had gotten a peek at his Internet browser history (“full of…well, I’m 15, I’m sure you can guess.”) As cool as his mum was about the whole thing, says James, “I still don’t know if I’ll be able to look her in the face for a while.”
“Happy viewing”? Nicely played, Mum.
related: “Sweetie, I saw that Walgreens is having a sale on jumbo-sized rubbers, so of course I thought of you!”
Tags: "helpful" advice · Mother-son notes · Oops? · p.s. · sex sex sex · signed with love · U.K. · xoxo
So, imma let you in on a little secret: nobody has any reason to give a shit about your birthday. If you’re over the age of, say, 12, and still expect people to fete your very existence every year, you should also expect to be disappointed. (Yes, I’m the Grinch of birthdays. And don’t even get me started on “birthday weeks.”)
That said, in this case our submitter actually did call her mother on the day of her birth. When Mom didn’t pick up, quick-thinking daughter left her a message. After that, our submitter says, her mother didn’t return her calls for several days — until phoning to say, “Check your e-mail.” While still on the line, our submitter did just that — and found this lovely e-card.
related: It’s my pity party and I’ll whine if I want to
extra credit: Half birthdays are the new black [stfuparents]
Tags: birthday · ellipses-crazed · Mother-daughter notes · thanks (but not really)
Dave‘s eight-year-old daughter is a huge of the Beatles…and at this moment, a not-so-huge fan of her father.
Dave, perhaps in a few years she’ll appreciate that, if nothing else, at least you spared her the unibrow gene?
related: Abbey Road idiots
Tags: Father-daughter notes · kids · most popular notes of 2011 · New York
Writes Daniel in Oakland: “I love the tension between the ‘student of the month’ sticker on top and the totally passive-aggressive ‘every child is honored’ sticker below it.”
related: The car you drive can say a lot about you as a person.
Tags: car · Moms & Dads · Oakland · schools & teachers
“My friends’ mom has four cigarette-smoking daughters under one roof,” says our submitter in Cleveland. “She had to reach her breaking point eventually.”
related: Love, the Landlord
Tags: Cleveland · heart · Mother-daughter notes · signed with love · smoking · unnecessary "quotation marks"
September 27th, 2011 · 35 Comments
“My friend and her mother have little exchanges like this via Facebook all the time,” says our anonymous submitter. “It’s always lovely to get these little peeks into their relationship.”
related: Best wishes, godless heathens!
Tags: Facebook · guilt trip · Jesus · Mother-daughter notes
September 23rd, 2011 · 59 Comments
Melody in Schenectady, New York says her 7-year-old daughter, Emma, is constantly writing little stories and whatnot, which inevitably end up all over the house. As Melody was picking up some of Emma’s latest scraps, she found this note addressed to her 4-year-old sister.
related: S is for sibling rivalry
Tags: kids · New York · siblings · signed with love
September 16th, 2011 · 41 Comments
When Shelby‘s third-grade son was having trouble with his homework assignment (two paragraphs of creative writing a day), her suggestion was to just write about what came to mind first. As she realized later when she found the page in a stack of old school work: “He did not hold back.”
related: “Drunk Mommy”
extra credit: “Don’t Write What You Know” [theAtlantic.com]
Tags: kids · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2011 · San Diego
Writes Elizabeth in Massachusetts: “My dad has taken to mixing hummus and tabbouleh in a bowl and eating it like that, which some reason, drives my brother absolutely crazy. I looked in the fridge today and was not surprised at all to find this note, which my dad ignored.”
Something tells me Elizabeth’s brother might also have an opinion about whether toast can or cannot be refrigerated…and perhaps the appropriateness of Cinnamon Roll Casserole as a workplace snack.
related: The most inane thing since sliced bread
Tags: "helpful" advice · a matter of taste · Father-son notes · food · fridge · Massachusetts
Joy’s mother is the type who says things like, “Joy! CLEAVAGE is not going to get you a JOB!” In one her more subtle moves, Joy says, “My mom clipped this ‘article’ out of her favorite nutjob newsletter and mailed it to me —with annotations to be sure I didn’t miss the point.”
Thanks for the new role model, Mom! Because, as everyone knows, Michelle Pfeiffer’s career has been propelled more than anything else by her “prudishness.”
related: Grandma’s advice: Be more like Bieber.
Tags: a matter of taste · Moms & Dads · Mother-daughter notes