Practicing Penmanship ~

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

We had one of those days around here - you know the ones - 
THOSE days?

I brought a certain little six, going on sixteen year old to her room to hang out alone for a bit...

When she agreed to doing better...
She came out holding a note...
She debated about sharing it with me...

But then, she couldn't contain herself...
She shared the note with me...
quite proud of herself...
and then proceeded to quickly rip it up.

I told her to head back to her room to hang out for a bit longer...
& when I went to check on her...
I found this in pieces down the hallway.
It reads
 'I do not like you' 
WHAT?

It's one of those things...do you laugh? 
Or do you cry? I laughed, believe it or not...
It was pretty damn cute.

She hung out in her room a few more minutes...and then returned to the kitchen with a new note ~  


In case you aren't versed in kindergarten penmanship - it says
'I do not like bad attitudes'

I asked her if she was talking about mine, or hers...
She said both...

A little sleep for both of us, and all will be right in our world...
I hope.

Because I have a feeling the 'best' is yet to come! 
Ah yes, six, going on sixteen!



That droid razr by verizon sure captured, (pretty clearly, considering)...the moment for me huh?
This is the reason for this here blog...capturing the moments, big and small...funny and not funny. Snippets in time that might otherwise be forgotten!

6 comments:

nancy said...

oh this reminds me of a note my niece wrote to my sister when she was about the same age.
my sister was in their basement doing laundry and told my niece to throw down the pants she had on and she didn't want to take them off...my sister persisted and the pants were thrown down to her. as she came up the steps with a basket she stepped on something once she got to the top...it was a spiral notebook and in all caps my niece had written with a red marker, 'i hat you. you are very men to me'...or, 'i hate you. you are very mean to me'...we still that phrase every now & then. and if it helps at all, she's now 21 and sweet as can be! :)

Galit Breen said...

Hee! Love this! :)

Angie said...

As the proud parent of a daughter who brought home a preschool art project that said "FU," I can totally relate!!!!

Love the spelling and especially the second note. And I think you have to laugh instead of cry. And, as someone advised me, frame it for when she's actually 16, then when she has a bad "adtoo," just point to it.

euregirlsandboys said...

My oldest has written us notes like this for years - so many of them crack me up. We've actually saved a lot of them because I think they'll make her laugh in the future, too! Thanks for sharing yours!

Christina said...

At least it was not a hate note, I have actually received those. They do add to the memories, that is for sure.

Kapaldo Family said...

Wow, something to look forward to I guess. It is cute though. And she did tear it up, so maybe she felt bad about writing it in the first place.

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