Estrogen is no respecter of persons. I have found that out the hard way. My daughter's pen-pal letters are between dingy and extremely insane. I try to remember back to those days, and somehow the fog of adult thinking prevents me from memories that might link me to this type of behavior. I'm sure my mother might convict me of dingy-ness like this... but I would deny it. I am much more like my very SERIOUS son. I say this, of course, knowing that there are a few people out there who might disagree (like, ahem... my husband). Luckily, they don't read my blog!
My kids write letters each week to pen pals as part of their writing and communication-skills lessons. They write friends, cousins, grandparents, etc. Sometimes I make them do it neatly and help them with grammar, but other times I just let them go crazy and do their own thing. A few months ago, they wrote one of their grandpas (they have four). They call him Poppy Bee. On this particular letter, I let Morgan go wild... and the letter below is what ensued.
Remember, Morgan is 8... (she was 7 when she wrote this)... and she's in 3rd Grade this year. I have included all of her own grammar and capitalization errors for authenticity. It makes it a little harder to read (sorry). She's a crazy girl!!!! She's 100% estrogen bubble. She drew sweet little pictures all over this letter where she hadn't written something. She drew a person grinning whose smile curves up and up; cheeks that seem to never end until the face almost looks like a heart shape. It was unbelievably cute! She also drew Pooh Bear waving. She did the whole letter free-hand on green construction paper with a brown marker.
Oh, to be a kid again... where the world is wonderful and your biggest problem is that Mom won't buy you Captain Crunch because it will 'rot out your teeth'.
Hi Poppy Bee,
You are special missed and loved too! What is your favorite color? Do you wright with your left or right hand?? (I wright with my right hand.) What Is your favorite animal? What is your favorite Bug? My answer to a-lll those questions are 1: Blue. Number 2: right hand. 3: Cat. 4: Spider or moth. Well, STORY TIME! O-k here it goes...
O-k now where do I start..... Oh ya - Well me and my family just went to eat at popeyes and we just got back home, it's bean raining all day and we found a bright tan moth lying down (Almost dead if you want to know.) And we (That day.) found two kitties on the ground probably starving and I wanted to Keep them but momma said "no" bla-bla-bla. And sorry I got off track. Well mommy said "we could keep the moth until (or if) it got better. so we brought him inside. Well before that day KADEN (O-k and me) dumped out his LEGO BOX! And we found some legos to make a house for him O-k it was kind of cheesy I mean not as good as a two story apartment. And we had little tiny peaces of cloth. And a little tube like water thing for LEGO'S. And I loked minga up in the bathroom w/ her litter box and food bowl and kitty-water bowl thing. And while we where asleep she ATE THE MOTH?! What!? yepp . gone. fenito. I'm so sad. It's like I spent most of my life on that Moth.
Well... all you can do is forget him. Huh? Well let's get back on track. *sniffle* Now I do have a brat of a cat. And I mean, A BRAT OF A CAT! Well pray for us to be able to move back to Texas (If you aren't already.) And pray X2 for yourself! Hey, Papa Bee, Ive got a joke :) you might like it!: Why did Tigger (from Whinnie the ___ .) Stick his head in the toilet? (Answer on back) And: What is Santa's favorite Desert?
Love Love! Hug! Potato, squash! Eggs! Anything you want! X BOX! GAME BOY! GAME CUBE! SCRAMBLED EGGS! BOILED POTATOES! FRIED RICE! BYE!
Hope to see you soon! XOXOXOXOXO Morgan
P.S. I AM GETTING A TRIP TO URIKA SPRINGS FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!!
Joke 1: Cause he was looking for Pooh!
Joke 2: Ho-hos and Ding-Dongs.
Pray for me. I have a blonde daughter.
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