Hello everybody! I hope you guys are well. Yesterday, it happened! I’ve heard stories about this, but didn’t think that it was going to happen for a while, but yesterday it did. It went down in the Mercado household. My daughter wrote her first “I’m mad at you” note to her little sister! It’s not funny, (but it actually is a tiny bit) because my daughter was serious. They were playing in our hallway, but then little sis didn’t want to listen to big sis so she went into her room furious. A couple of minutes later you heard big sis asking us, “How do you spell blah, blah, blah?” My husband and I were in the kitchen and we looked at each other and said, “Uh oh.” He went off to assist her. A few minutes later, my serious daughter came into the kitchen and handed me this:
These words convey so much emotion (that’s why technically it’s not funny, but I did giggle to myself in private because it’s amazing how she thought about doing this on her own, writing out her feelings) and her drawings as she explained to me were of herself and her little sister, sad and crying. She was sad and crying because little sis didn’t want to listen to her and little sis was sad and crying because she didn’t want to listen to big sis. I’m simply astounded with my daughter and how she felt it necessary to let her sister know exactly what she was feeling, even though little sis can’t read at the moment. She just wanted to get her point across because as she tells me, “she has to listen to me because I’m the big sister.” RESPECT! Of course I HAD to take a picture of her note so she can see it in the future and hopefully laugh about it and little sis can finally read it in case it gets misplaced. Everyday is something new, whether a funny or serious sentence is said or written. I love this part of parenthood. The little, but meaningful surprises that children gift us.
Take good care all.
Until next time…