Wednesday, September 8

My 11 yo's "about me" letter

Dear [teacher's name]
My dad is almost 70 and served in the Cold War.  My mom is 46, but she looks like she's 30.  My first sister (8) is 1% annoying. My younger sister (6) is 10,000% annoying. My gerbil, Awesome, is amazing.
I like the computer.  My favorite TV show is MSNBC Countdown with KO.  I like reading a whole lot.  I like Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  

It's all true (my ex and I are that far apart in age, though Junior shaved a year off of mine-- GOOD BOY!). Junior Dude has to do his homework if he wants to watch "Worst Persons."   Keith's book "Pitchforks and Torches" comes out five days after Dude's b-day--we'll have to make it a belated gift.

I hate to admit it, but I think he's got the annoying sister ratio about right, too.


  1. Out of the mouths of babes.

  2. hilarious

    and, the gerbil is still alive! As a mom, all small rodents expired under my care. Congratulations on all your Mom successes.

  3. Thanks for sharing the letter, truly precious, you'll want to save that to read at his wedding.

    The gerbil update is also appreciated, wanted to ask but didn't want to bring up any unpleasantness. Stull keeping it in the dining room?

    Oh, and: the littlest one takes after you, does she?

  4. Yes Jessica Awesome is in the dining room and doing just fine.

    I think all my children take after me. The youngest demands the most attention for her daily Broadway launch. Blogging isn't big or immediately gratifying enough for her.

  5. best gerbil name ever.

  6. "Diary of a WimPy Kid" rocks. Shame what they did with the movie.


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