Sometimes, the things kids say are the things we always think, but know not to say. Their candidness–and flair for the dramatic–is kind of the most endearing and hilarious thing in the world. Well, it becomes even more funny when your kid pens a guilt-ridden note to you. Or five.
This is what happened to one mom when her daughter wrote her the letter of the century. In a post on The Unmumsy Mum Facebook page, a mom says she got into an argument with her 9-year-old daughter, Ellie, over her messy room–a pretty typical parent-child situation.
It escalated when Ellie apparently said she’d rather be sold on eBay than have to clean her room, and she didn’t want to be a part of their family any longer. Her mom, in the heat of the argument, said no one would buy her because of her bad behavior.
Like many kids, Ellie use her writing magic and wrote a letter her mom will never forget:
“Dear Mum, Yes, I agree I was mean to you and did very wrong. I am very sorry, but the fact that I am poorley and wanted to rest has just flew out the window [sic]. I am sorry, but the fact that you said no one would buy me really shattered my heart. At least now I know how ashamed you are of me. All my love, Ellie.”
Of course, every parent has received one of these tearful, dramatic letters from their kid. While the situation has now righted itself, as Ellie’s mom confirms all is well, she said she shared the note because “kids know just how to get you in the guilts.”
It’s important to laugh at these inevitable parenting situations–and realize too that kids take everything very seriously–because for them, everything is pretty serious. Since the post went up, it’s been shared over 6,000 times–illustrating just how many parents truly relate to this.
See the note below: