Ah children!!

Today’s mail brought two items for my eldest son. (Why can’t they address my bills to him??) One was a package containing 2 Mike and Ike packs. He had eaten some Mike and Ikes a while back, and they tasted weird to him. So, being my son, he complained to the company. They sent him a lovely letter apologizing for the poor quality, suggesting reasons for said poor quality, and some free Mike and Ikes for his trouble.

The second piece of mail made me laugh. My 12 year old son has been learning about writing letters in English class. How to address an envelope, how to start and end a letter etc. So for an assignment they had to write a letter to someone, address it correctly and mail it. He told me 2 weeks ago that he wrote to his oldest brother and was eagerly waiting for his letter to arrive. Here follows the letter (which by the way was written on paper, but stuck onto a card made from sandpaper!!):

Dear Lenny

I am writing to tell you that it’s very nice that you don’t punch me all the time and you semi-like me. But I’m not so sure but hey we’re all human. I plan on repaying you somehow. I look forward to you not killing me.

I’m sorry for constantly insulting you. Thank you again. Many thanks for that.

“a world without me is like me without food”

Without Wax

Your Bro


PS could you do something about Prince ChatterBox for me.

Well, I do have to say that the layout of the letter is correct, and the envelope was correctly addressed other than leaving off “Montreal, Quebec”. The sandpaper card cracked me up – I am wondering if that was deliberate or not. I hope my son will keep this card for posterity. Would love to see what Prince Hockey Fan will think about it ten years from now.

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5 responses to “Ah children!!

  1. OMG! That is the most hysterical letter! I love it!

  2. I am reminded of the first letter I wrote home from summer camp. I was all of 8 and had learned how to write letters in school by then. It read:

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. S:

    (Vapid comments about camp I don’t remember)

    Your Loving Son,

    Michael (middle initial inserted) S

  3. That is fantastic! I am so pleased to hear that schools still teach the children how to letter write properly. Alas, I think this is a skill lacking in the US.

  4. lady lock and load

    Who writes letters anymore? For that matter, who even uses pens and pencils? I just got rid of tons of pens and pencils that were just gathering dust.
    Between e-mailing and texting, letter writing has unfortunately become a thing of the past. nice that your kids are learning this important skill.

  5. That is one of the best sibling interaction stories I have ever heard.

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