Monday, October 15, 2007

An open letter to Mollie

Dear Mollie

I love you very much.

When I have spent the day making up your new bed, finding your lost scout shirt, picking up and throwing away a sack load of rubbish (including numerous tissues) and broken toys, sorting out your clothes and shoes, washing your dirty laundry and sweeping your bedroom floor it would be really nice to receive a thank you not a full blown strop like a toddler tantrum.

I do appreciate that you've been away all weekend, camping in the fresh air, getting lots of exercise and very little sleep but surely a thank you takes a lot less energy than a toddler tantrum.

I'm so glad you woke up in a good mood this morning, I told you an early night would work wonders so maybe you'll believe your mum the next time.

34 comments:

willowtree said...

Cut her out of the will!

Christine said...

When I clean the girls room, I wonder where ALL the junk comes from.
I could go for a nice Thank you as well. Sometimes I feel invisible in all that I do. I know the feeling.

ChrisB said...

beccy who does she remind me of I wonder!!!

Deborah said...

LOL Beccy! Know the feeling!

Laughing at your Mum's comment... my Mom always says that too! *SIGH*

Embee said...

I think I have heard that song before, its from an old familiar score. Love

Lisa said...

LOL! I think all mothers have the same experiences, always.

her indoors said...

LOL, me i would have joined in the toddler tantrum, then when she was at school would go and untidy her room!

Alix said...

LOL and loving your Mum's comment

Asha said...

LOL!! Welcome to the most thankless, frustrating and stressful job in the World ie being a mother of teenagers!!;p

john.g. said...

Beccy, sounds like you've created a clone! Like mother, follows daughter!

Catwoman said...

Gah.

That's all I can say.

And in honor of my post today, I'll add that my child? Will never act this way.

Sally Lomax said...

Brilliant letter!

Hope she responds well!

Beckie said...

I am hearing the same song here. The age, possibly.

laurie said...

ha! daughters never believe their mothers! (i still don't believe mine.)

my4kids said...

Izzak was gone from Thursday till Sunday this week he came home about the same way! Yeah I think its the age! I won't make any comment about what your mother said though because my mom would say it also!

Sam said...

mothers aren't always right - for example I saw you had a score of just 3/10 in Willowtree's quiz yesterday.

Misslionheart♥ said...

Motherhood. It's a thankless task...

Karmyn R said...

Oh the joys of motherhood! ONe day she will thank you!

lisa's chaos said...

A kid who says thanx for cleaning their room?? Thanx mom!

JoeinVegas said...

As all would probably say, you are welcome to visit our house at any time.

hellojed said...

Mollie, that's you told.

frannie said...

thank you for cleaning Mollie's room-- it's not from her, but at least it's a thank you

Emma in Canada said...

But where are the before and after pictures? We need to compare preteen daughter messiness.

Tiger Lamb Girl said...

Dammit there is no fast-forward button for these moments, eh.

Kellan said...

Nice to know that I'm not the only one with kids that don't appreciate a darn thing I do. Oh ... the joys of motherhood.

Amy W said...

So kids are supposed to appreciate us? :)

Debbie said...

Nothing like the good ol' mommy guilt trip! ;)

I can relate. :)

la bellina mammina said...

Amen! :-)

Pamela said...

this weekend amanda said -- "I got after the mister for leaving a wet towel on the bed after his shower.. Oh my I sounded just like mom."

Then Karmyn said, "Oh I yell now about wet towels too."

They are both me now.


Mollie has you to emulate. Can you hardly wait?

Kila said...

Yes, you'd think they would know by now that you always know best!

Thanks for all you do! :) She'll appreciate it when she's on her own and then has her own kids.

Hannah said...

I guess I've got all that to look forward to. She already strops f we do things she doesn't want us to do :-)

Rachel said...

I can totally relate. Seems thank you are hard to come by some days.

elena jane said...

lol, that sounds so familiar!!

thanks mum :)

Melissa said...

I sympathize. Where do they get all the crap in their rooms? I found six caramel wrappers on my daughter's bookshelf. She hates caramel, so the culprit was narrowed down to my son, who acted like it was no big deal to have left a mountain of sticky trash there.