Thursday, December 08, 2011

love notes from my five-year-old





the last one was hastily shoved under my door along with 73 cents from pearl when i gave myself a mommy time-out from naughty children.

26 comments:

cara. said...

this is incredible.

Elena said...

these are so darling and hilarious!! i love kids.

Val and Dan said...

Oh Abs -- cracking up! So glad you are documenting this. You and the kids will just love looking back on this. And PS, you really are the BEST BEST MOM!

kate said...

My mom used to "go on strike" when she couldn't take us anymore. I think it's a pretty smart idea. And I hope we wrote her some equally awesome notes. Oh kids!

communikate. said...

Bright kids! 73 cents will fix any wrong doing. :)

This is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Ashley Seil Smith said...

Hahhaha, this is so great Abby. Put yourself in time out enough and maybe you'll have some money saved for a night out or a new shirt!

Bon said...

i usually find that if i start crying in frustration in front of my children, they feel pretty bad. just an awesome parenting tip i picked up on.

Kelly said...

Haha, this is amazing!! Lyla has a new thing where she tells me to close my eyes (like we tell her when we surprise her with something) and whenever I open them, she shows me a toy she broke or something she did wrong. I seriously hope she draws me pictures in the years to come like your kids do. I hope you keep these!

sarah marie. said...

this made me roll.

Sarah said...

that pearl, she knows what really matters. did she write that last note?

Emily said...

Your 5 year old needs to learn your/you're. Then he needs to teach it to all the adults in the world. Then you will be the best best mom forever.

Veronica said...

Your kids just keep being so awesome.

abby said...

actually emily, milo needs to learn how to spell "are." he is writing "you r the..."

sarah, milo wrote them all.

bon, i regularly use crying in my parenting repertoire.

kelly mccaleb said...

the best.

angela hardison said...

kids are so awesome.

amyegodfrey said...

Well, that was a bright spot in my day! You have some funny kids, Abby. I love the downcast figure in the last note.

Kent Kate & Afton said...

I laughed and cried a little! So darling. What I want to know is what you spent the 73 cents on.

Jenna Eve said...

This is so funny. These are the kinds of things that melt a heart. What I really want to know is....Is that normal for a 5 yr. old to write that well and form a sentence? Seems really advanced. Did you teach him or is he in kindergarten yet? Just curious.

robin said...

i can't even laugh hard enough.

and, while on the subject of being a bad mom, i found myself saying "i'm so tired of you guys!" to my kids yesterday. yep. this mom needed a time out.

Jenn Kirk said...

Yep, only kids can think of their mothers as the worst and the best in the same breath.

Bethany said...

Oh my gosh, I love it! You should give yourself time-outs more often-- you could make bank! :)

Lissybug said...

I love it when my kids give me notes. I got upset at Kaleb for something one day, and he wrote me an apology letter. So cute. :)

abby said...

jenna- he's in kindergarten and has been reading for a while but i think it's pretty standard for this age? he is a smart boy though!

Michele said...

Precious. It really is.

rubi said...

so cute.

Jana said...

mommy file under "things you never imagined would fill you up with so much love"