Sunday, April 3, 2011

All’s Well That Ends Well



Accompanying illustration titled: To the Moon and Back and Back and Back...



(Help).

49 comments:

Madeline said...

Now that really should be framed or embroidered on a pillow. Too priceless!

sooz said...

A great note - but you now must share what prompted it. If it was the wrong thing to say then why do you need to be sorry too? And exactly what was said, and to whom and why was it so wrong? On a Sunday, these questions could keep me thinking when I should be doing other things...

sophie said...

oh goodness - too sweet and I love "there you go , I don't really care" - man my Lucia is the same, never really an apology. Fantastic memory for later years, don't let it go.

Tas said...

I would hazard a guess from some of the phrasing in that note that you have evidence of how you speak and phrase things. My phrasing comes back to bite me frequently lol. That diagram though is a creativity all of its own.

Christie said...

pure gold

Tania said...

Sooz...

I think I breathed – or something.

Lola Nova said...

My girl only loves me to the sidewalk and back today. Beyond the sidewalk lies the road, which appears to be a loveless place, full of rage and resentment. I've told her that she must stay on the sidewalk, she can not ride her bike in the road until she can brake and steer at the same time.
Since I wont give in and apologize for keeping her alive and un-maimed, her love has very clear limits.

sharon said...

love the use of innovative spelling!

Catherine said...

Oh.... keep breathing (though possibly in a way less likely to offend?) (that's all the advice I have!) x

june at noon said...

That. Is awesome! (And exactly the sort of note I'm sure I'll be getting from my daughter when she can write.)

teddybearswednesday said...

GOLD! Pure gold xo

Nikki said...

Save it and present it to said child when said child is a parent.... (Is that evil?)

yardage girl said...

Classic - file that under "21st Birthday Material"

m.e (Cathie) said...

ooh yes, that is definitely a keeper!
how dare you breathe, next time do it quietly mum ;P

Suse said...

I like the slightly admonitory tone of "and I hope you are sorry too".

Got your hands full with that one, eh?

Tracey said...

looks like something that my little miss would conjure up... If you work out a good plan, let me know (help)

Posie Patchwork said...

Every now & then i'll find a letter like this but it often has a few guidelines & ideas on how i could improve my parenting, like listing ALL the things in the whole wide world not to do so as to have avoided the problem in the first place. I'd like the back story on your note, too cute, love Posie

mel @ loved said...

That is just so precious! Emotional little beings these babies of ours, but at least they are forgiving...so there you go!

Jennie said...

'well, there you go'

so gorgeous!
And the pic is adorable -
Hope you guys are okay now!

Umatji said...

oh so great and keepable and oozy but I agree with Sooz - back story please!

Jessi said...

oh yes i love how our own language comes back to bite us on the bum!

That is priceless and definitely worth keeping for years to come!

Love the drawing too!

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Oh that is gorgeous. All that matters is that the kid loves you (with 3 exclamation marks too!!!)
Is the last word et cetera? Even more gorgeous.

Kirsty said...

Gold!

Similar note written to me when the biggest was in 4 year old kinder. It was left on my pillow & said simply

"nooty mum"

nooty has become (& will always be) part of our family vocab.

Kirsty said...

oh & ps I think the back story (if there is one) is best kept in the family. I've a feeling you may live to regret sharing any further info on this matter ;)

Leonie said...

Whatcha need? Vino, counseling, cuddle, prayers or wishes (what ever your flavor), drugs or chocolate? Just yell out...anything can be arranged. xx

Andi said...

Keep that note forever!!
xx

A Peppermint Penguin said...

wot Nikki said - definitely justified, not evil.

If they'd just stopped at the first bit that would be a lovely apology - they giveth with one hand and taketh away with the other!

And today is Mothering Sunday too.

Aw. I'm sure to the moon and back and back is entirely sincere.

angus In Northcote said...

"it was the wrong thing to say" is an incredibly mature thing for someone to say (let alone a child). The fact that it was the first thing said is a major compliment for both the writer and the intended recipient.

The fact that you've posted it on the intermaweb, on the other hand...

My verification word is pardaun. It is the collective noun for all the things our children will bring up about us in their first novel. Used in a sentence: "my pardaun includes all the photographs of me my father posted on facebook WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. }:[ "

All pardauns must include an emoticon or else they are mere points to be scored against at some future Christmas dinner or family wedding.

p.s. is exetrer the extra part of Exeter where they store the excreta? I extricated myself from there with an exit plan that was exciting and had exclamation marks.

p.p.s. if 657 people are following you does it get a bit weird when you walk to the shops?

p.p.p.s wearing boyfriend hat as we speak

CurlyPops said...

Awwwwwwwwww!

ecoMILF said...

I'm crying laughing. that letter just highleights what an amazing and REAL mama you are!! love it... and good luck with it all! xo m.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I agree with Angus in Northcote, it is so good to have written this note in the first place. I don't think you should tell us what was said. I think the note is incredibly heart felt and it seems so genuine it tugged on my heart strings when I read it.

I hope EVERYONE is ok.

Janet said...

that note is so beautiful, I read it earlier today and it's been on my mind ever since. It's so full of love and childhood turbulence. And perhaps some household phrases?

Di said...

Oh lord... So sweet, so much feeling. Reminds me of yesterday here but we didn't get a dear handwritten note at the end of it all. Did get an apology and had a much better day today though.

Bloom said...

So precious! And funny ... and sweet ... exetrer!! Love it.

Hayley Egan said...

My favourite part of this note is "Well there you go!"

TammyJ said...

"Well there you go."
Sometimes its hard to be the first one to say Sorry, this is just beautiful. I really love the spelling of Etcetera ( which I think is actually a two part word - very tricky )

Wendy said...

An apology of that sort makes the unpleasantness which prompted it more than worthwhile. What a delightfully well-mannered kidlet you're raising!

clare's craftroom said...

That is just so beautiful !

Kylie said...

FABULOUS :)

Kx

Creative Mom said...

So sweet! That's something you can keep forever.

kelly said...

I'm glad a read a couple of comments before posting, as I thought it said "there you go I don't really (give a) crap."

Which would not be so nice.

I love the drawing and think this is crying out to be embroidered, but not sure what on....maybe just framed all pretty?

I got angry at the kids today as we arrived some where only for all four to go in different directions. I stropped all the way home but when we got in the door, my middle son made me smile, then he said

"There we go! She's happy and back in the room!"

He's SIX! Where did he hear that and why did it make me feel so terrible.

Kids....the greatest mystery ever.

Faeryfay said...

PRECIOUS!:-)

Stomper Girl said...

Love it. That's how all apologies should be.

And ..errr.. WERE you sorry too?

Fer said...

Priceless. ♥

Margaret said...

makes me want to weep and smile at the same time...Mx

sweet emmelie said...

priceless!!!

Lexi:: PottyMouthMama said...

Oh gosh, I LOVE IT! So bloody cute.

Stitchbird said...

Oh precious - that's a keeper!!

gkgirl said...

I loved this...I just found your blog via pinterest and I. Am. So. Totally. Hooked!