Memory Lane: I've always had something to say

3/15/2011 05:08:00 AM
(not great scanned photo)
Me. Maybe I was 4 or so? 
No idea. Well before I started writing letters of complaint to my Mom.

When my Mom visited this past Christmas she brought along some of the MANY notes I had written her when I was a kid. (I voiced most of my grievances in written form then would place said correspondence in a mailbox that I had created for her bedroom door. Shocker? Not so much.)

This one's my favorite. I wrote it when I was 8 years old, just four months after my baby sister was born:

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"Dear Mom,

I think your very unfair. (If I do say so myself. I clean my room, Grandma says it is very neat. She said your were picky too. First you like Taryn better then me. If you don't like me why don't you say so? Secondly you always hate the way I clean my room. That ain't fair.

Mom, I love you very much. But I don't think that you are always fair.


1. I think you and I should try to get along better.

If you like these rules singn her

Name ________________________

And return to Kylee




Yep. I'm sure I was an easy kid.


  1. Ok, that was hilarious!!! I love how you asked her to sign it! LOL

  2. This is too funny. I have drawn up an agreement for my daughter on what is expected of her to continue having us pay for English Horse riding lessons. (Just simple things like manners, keeping her room neat and behaving, etc--hey don't judge it's the only thing that means anything to her right now, so I'm using it).

    Anyhow, I quickly wrote it up, signed it and asked her to sign it. She proceeded to "grade" my paper and called me out on a double negative! SHE'S NINE!!!

    But she did sign it and peace prevails in our home.

  3. This is so funny! How awesome that your mom saved it for you. I wish I had more stuff like this.
    ...and I love that you made her sign it and return to you.

  4. Classic.

    Guess Shirley didn't like your rules since she chose not to sign this. Which is weird because it was a totally reasonable request :)

    Love this.

    (You've always had such lovely penmenship.)

  5. BTW, you were such a cute kid!

  6. very cute pic, indeed. and that note was so flippin hilarious. it has Kylee written ALL OVER IT, truly. so diplomatic you were.

  7. That made me laugh! How adorable.

  8. Amiga, Lila looks so much like you! You were a very pretty girl (you are now a beautiful woman).

    That letter Thanks for sharing!

  9. That is awesome she saved that for you!

  10. I assume we will be getting one of these from Lila any day now!

    Can't wait

  11. Oh my goodness. Awesome! It's funny how your personality was all over it. Adorable pic, as well.

    I used to leave notes on my parents bed at night that went something like, "I love you very, very, very, very much. . . blah, blah, blah. We still have them and I blush when I read them.

    It will be interesting to see if Lila does the same for you. Or perhaps you will have emails or text messages instead.

  12. this is am amazing save. HAHAHAHAHA!

  13. I love this. I imagine laughing my head off the first time my children write me a note like this. Today I cracked up when my son was throwing a tantrum in the hallway. I tried to hold it in, I just couldn't!

  14. First, how cute were you?!?! I think I had the exact same hair style growing up. Awesome!

    Second, this is just 100% you. I love the letter and asking your mom to sign it. Brilliant! This is great!

  15. That is awesome! HA, I love it. Sweet that your mom saved your love notes!

  16. Ahahaha, this is awesome! I used to do the same thing, I wonder if my mom saved mine?

    "That ain't fair"

  17. I KNOW I wrote notes exactly like this to my mom. Because, obviously, she was SO MEAN. :)

    This is hysterical, and so, so YOU. I love it. :)

    (That haircut is so great.)


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