I think my kid is more mature than I am.

Mouse came home from school the other day, ran into the house, and wrote this:

Mouse's "Letter"

Mouse’s “Letter”

Is my daughter drawing out prototypes for pantyliners with squiggles written all over them, you ask? No. The paper is, I agree, unfortunately shaped.  It is actually a letter from Mouse to her preschool friend, with whom we also happen to carpool. She demanded that I get her an envelope and a stamp, so she could send it to his house.

Me: You want to send him a letter?
Mouse: Yes, because he hit me today and I want to tell him about that.
Me: Why don’t we take a picture of it on mommy’s phone, and I will send it to E’s mom?
Mouse: (panic) But mom, I just wrote scribbles on there, he won’t know what it says! (lip quiver)
(I am not sure why sending the thing snail mail would have circumvented the scribble issue.)
Me: It’s ok, I’ll translate it for you and put it in the text message.
Mouse: (relieved) Ok.

Dear E,
I hope you like your letter.  I don’t like that you hit me today.  I will be your best friend next week if you are not as mean to me again, as soon as you get your confidence back.
Love,
M

The return communication…

The conciliatory ant.

The conciliatory ant.


Dear M,
I drew you an ant.  I love you and promise not to hit you or scream anymore.  I hope you come home with me to a play date and we can have a play museum.
Love,
E

If a couple of four year olds can do it, we can too, right? Huh.

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5 Comments on “I think my kid is more mature than I am.”

  1. Holly F says:

    Oh this is precious!!

  2. Diane says:

    Love it! Kids are so wise!

  3. Jess says:

    Truly Awesome! I do hope E can get his confidence back 😉

    • ji says:

      I forgot to tell you! I asked her what that meant and she said, “When boys have no confidence they get in trouble.” Where do you get confidence?? Maybe at Berkeley Bowl. Maybe E can check that out. ;)

      • Jess says:

        That is hilarious! We do frequent the Berkeley Bowl often enough… well have to see if its on sale next time😉


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