The night before my girls headed to the beach with their Dad, my 8yo got into trouble.
We were discussing my exBF and she used a series of very descriptive curse words to describe him. I will not say exactly what.
But imagine the worst.
I was not happy.
Her punishment was to copy an excerpt from the James Mollison’s book, “Where Children Sleep.”
For those who are unfamiliar with this book, it is worth Googling. [See link, below.]
She was not happy with this punishment, but she went off to write anyway.
Before I went to bed, I found this card [photo’s below] neatly folded on my pillow, written in her hand.
These are her exact words, verbatim. Keep in mind she is only eight years old.
The cover: “To: The One and Only Mommy.”
I am so sorry for saying that word…. I understand that D. is a good person and that I got a little worked up. He hurt you and that is why I get mad. I know that sometimes I can say things that are not good and that’s what makes me mad, too. I can get mad over the littlest things sometimes. I am probably the luckiest girl to have so many chances in my life. Maybe it’s because I’m spoiled. But if it is than you know what? I am sorry for being that way. It can also be because I have the best Mommy in the world.
But whatever the reason, or explanation, I am sorry and I want one more chance. It now might be my 1 millionth chance, but I am so sorry. I promise that I will keep my feelings to myself.
Please, one more chance. I will love it.
It’s hard to believe she is only eight years old. And I’ll make sure she never keeps her feelings to herself ever again.
Here is the link to Mr. Mollison’s book: http://www.jamesmollison.com/wherechildrensleep.php
1) That is great. You’re a good mom and she is a bright and very smart little girl. This leads me to…
2) You know, she is smart. I’m thinking that whatever she said about your Ex-boyfriend could be true.
Perfect and cute.
Wow! If that’s what she learned from you, and a result of how you’re raising her, then my hat is off to both of you, and maybe there’s some hope for the world after all.
Ok, maybe that’s a bit much, but at least hope for your part of the world…