Mom’s Open Letter Is Sarcasm At Its Finest!
Summer break. For kids, it’s a magical time where they get to ditch homework and school books for fun and sun. However, for parents, having the kids at home all day every day can be stressful. Which is exactly why this mom’s open letter to her kids about summer is being shared so much!
The talented and hilarious mom behind the blog, M.Blazoned, is no stranger to the summer break dilemma. She has 3 kids of her own home for summer break. And as a writer, her home often doubles as her office. So, she wrote a manifesto of sorts on how to keep the peace.
The mom’s open letter starts with:
Feel free to leave your stuff wherever you want this summer. Half drunk smoothies in the family room? No problem. I got it. Socks in the hall. I'm on it. Dishes in the sink? Keep 'em coming. Legos? Everywhere? Love it. Oh, and feel free to drag your blankets all over the house and abandon them the moment you no longer want them. I'll fold them lovingly for you and return them to your rooms.
And doors? Shutting them is optional. I'm right behind you, so, seriously, don't worry about it. I love when the wasps get in and the air conditioning gets out. Who are we to be sequestered in our climate controlled house? Open door policy in this house. We have endless money.
And it's totally fine to leave your wet bathing suits and towels on any surface from the floor to the banister. I love heaps, but be creative! Oh, and putting them on painted wood surfaces is the best. I'll grab them so they don't warp the wood. You're busy. Stop. Get back to your Netflix. Friends is not going to binge watch itself.
And let me know when you are hungry. Don't be encumbered by normal meal times. And please don't coordinate with each other. The kitchen is open 24/7 and I'm happy to whip up anything you need, whenever you need it. I majored in short order cooking.
And if you make something yourself, just leave every single item exactly where you last needed it. Milk, too. If it goes bad...I'll just buy more. Money? Please. I'll just work more. And I got the clean-up. I will walk in your footsteps and put things away. It's fun for me to live vicariously through your cooking. Like, wow, how did they get so much shredded cheese on the counter? Impressive.
And every time you are thirsty...get a new glass. We have tons. And a dishwasher I love to load and unload. And, as far as I know, endless electricity and water. The world is our oyster.”
To read the rest of this hilarious letter, visit the M.Blazoned blog by clicking HERE.
This mom is the queen of sarcasm. . .and I love it! For all the parents and grandparents spending this summer playing chauffeur, short order cook, maid and so on, to the little ones they love so dear, we hope this mom’s open letter gave you just the chuckle you needed, and a reminder that you’re not alone!
See why this husband came home to find the house a wreck!
Credit: M. Blazoned