Chad is now an adult and I post good stories about him but, if you weren’t reading my blog when he was in high school and the first years of college . . and I wasn’t blogging during middle school . . the boy about drove me crazy! He never got in real trouble, and I’m thankful for that but he was definitely a typical spoiled rotten only child, trying to pull the wool over mom’s eyes . . and too often he was successful.
I’ve shared this story before but while looking for something else this afternoon, I came across it again. I’m going to get it framed and hang it in my sewing room because every time I read it, I smile. I remember exactly the night it happened and I remember wanting to scream . . and maybe I did. I needed to make a recipe early the next morning and I needed 5 eggs. Chad wanted to make cookies and it was going to cause me to be short one egg but I told him to go ahead . . I could get by with 4 eggs. I don’t even remember how he managed to drop them into the sink and ruin them . . but he did.
Here’s his self-explanatory letter that he wrote on his own accord . . probably instead of doing homework!
I am sorry I dumped you down the sink ending your already not started life but still you went through the food proscesser (garbage disposal) and did not do much good to my cookies. You just ticked off mom and left her with only 4 eggs left. But yet I am sorry I will never see you again but you will be food still to some little animal down the drain.”
If you’re a parent of adult children, you probably can relate. If you have small children . . life is going to be so interesting. If your kids are in middle school or high school . . good luck! 🙂
Micki clemens says
It’s wonderful to have those funny memories , it definitely makes up for the hard times! I save those paper memories in my jewelry box, but framing is a great idea. Micki
Yes, frame it to show his children. =)
Priceless. Writings are the things I save the most from my 14-yr old’s schoolwork, quite interesting perspectives sometimes.
Helen Koenig1 says
ohhhhhhhhhh that sounds sooooooo familiar! Only my son wanted to see the effects of gravity on a dropped egg (seriously! He fancied himself a scientist!) And like most scientists, if an experiment is run, you should be able to get the same result the SECOND time…. and the THIRD….. and the – about that time I walked into the room – scsred him and the egg went sailing to splat all over the wall!
Diana in RR Texas says
Too funny. A while back I came across a note from our close friends’ daughter. She had backed into our car while we were in their drive. I showed it to her Mom when i found it again. We decided I certainly needed to keep it for a future time!
That is so cute. It reminds me of the time my grandaughter (aged 3 at the time) was caught one morning trying to teach her cat to play catch … with raw eggs! Her mother was not impressed to discover the kitchen floor awash with raw egg … and Bailey simply blamed that outcome on the cat 🙂 Kids … gotta love them!!
Two of my grandsons come over quite often, and since they are both older teenagers I don’t worry about leaving them alone for a while. One day while I was gone, they had an ‘accident’ with the Soda Stream machine. They did a good job of cleaning up, and I never would have known anything had happened … except they forgot to clean the brown cola stains off of my white ceiling. Kids! 🙂
I think I’m scared — you just made me realize that I’ve got two little ones AND one in middle school AND one high school… Does that mean I get all of the fun at once?
Denise in PA says
Cute! I am SO glad my kids are grown o:) And, that my step-son turned out to be an upstanding, hard-working, great mechanic, great dad, great husband – and GREAT son. It could have gone either way – LOL!
Beth in AZ says
Oh! The eggs made me remember when Drew was about 18 months old. We didnt’ know he could open the refrigerator. I came into the great room/kitchen to find him dropping eggs on the tile floor…one by one…ALL TWELVE in the dozen! I was FURIOUS….nothing happend to him, except his sister scooped him up and took him away! lolol Took about a week of mopping MANY times a day to get the sticky out of the tiles. Bet they made a lovely ‘plopping’ sound!
OH how I can relate. LOL DS, now 30, was just that way. DD, now 13, is one you NEVER know what is going to come out of her mouth. She makes me laugh daily, but oh how I don’t really enjoy 13. LOL