Monday, February 28, 2011

A Younger Me

What word would best describe me as a child? Dramatic.

At the time, I thought my roller coaster of adolescent emotions was completely normal. I thought every eight-year-old girl expressed herself in the form of hate notes.

Yes. Hate notes. The ever infamous hate notes. One of the joys of living with my parents is reliving my younger years. I was so thrilled to find out my mom has recently compiled a book of her children's achievements, newspaper clippings, clever stories and hate notes. My appearances in this book are pretty limited to the hate notes.

I would describe my childhood as above average. I had/have great parents, siblings that were usually loving and friends. But there was a fire inside me when I got angry that could only be extinguished by a hate note strategically placed under my offender's pillow.

My mom was so excited when her efforts of saving my hate notes finally paid off as she showed Jeff the examples of notes he may one day find under his pillow if he's not careful.

Word eventually got out to his family about this skeleton in my closet. Jeff's mom thought it was pretty funny and has asked me about them a few times since. After all these years I'm finally beginning to see the humor in my childhood writing rampages. So I thought I would share a few of the notes that made the book with the blogging world. And I ask for prayers that none of my children inherit my...talent.

(My favorite line is "PPS I didn't meen to scream but it's hard living with you."


Anonymous said...

that is intense. :D

jlthomas said...

I think I may have a daughter that has inherited this gene. I haven't got the hate notes yet but I wouldn't be surprised to see one soon. I love that you changed that song, so funny!p

Kim said...

I laughed when I first read your hate notes and I laugh every single time I've read them since. Thanks for another good laugh.

jlthomas said...

Best. Post. Ever.

Katie Perkes said...

i love this so much.
my favorite is the crossed out heart and HATE written in it's place.
i died of laughter!

The Stevens Family said...

HAHA! That is hilarious! I love how you want her to "write back" and its in a box! And then you cross out the heart and put hate! lol! That is the funniest thing ever! If I ever get hate mail from my children I am definitely going to save it! lol!

David and Mary said...

Thanks for sharing Sarah! It made me laugh so hard!

Royal and Desiree Fryer said...

Its so funny how we think the things that we did were normal at the time!! When I was mad and if we were listening to music, I would change the words in my head to reflect my anger!!

Kenzman said...

Oh. My. Gosh.

I am peeing in my pants a little right now. This. Is. Great.

By the way, don't send the cops after me because I'm somewhere outside?? hahahahahahaha.

Legit sarah.