Diapers and Dragons

Monday, February 7, 2011

Well Played, Mr. Kindergarten Teacher. Well Played.

A few days ago I posted the following on Facebook:
OK. I seriously do NOT enjoy helping with kindergarten homework. I'm probably going to some parenting hell, but omg.
There were various snarky responses, including MTL's about those darn pesky teachers and their assignments, and Heidi's about it being a Judgment From On High. We all had a hearty laugh, DramaBoy's homework finally got done, and I moved on.

Today, when I retrieved the mail, there was an envelope from DramaBoy's school waiting for me. I opened it with some trepidation, as recent contact from his school has been along the lines of Your son is hitting other children and not listening and you must be a horrible parent with no control over him. Okay, fine, I added the last bit, but you get the point.

Imagine my shock when instead I found a Valentine letter from my five-year-old son, obviously composed (and spelled) all by his own self:
Der Mom

I hop you hav a grat day thak you for all the presis You r the best mom and you r the best mom in th hol intuir wrld

love [DramaBoy]

Dang it. Just when you're ready to toss in the towel, they go and do something cuter than hell.

Guess this means I better keep helping him with that homework.

Especially the spelling.

(Anyone else have a guess on what "presis" means? Presents perhaps??? Because I'm pretty sure he's not thanking me for a misspelled summary of an argument. Even if we've had a few recently.)

8 bits of love:

Kathleen said...

So cute! And I'm pretty sure he meant "Thank you for all of the precious[ness]".

Heidi said...

I think it must be presents - maybe for Christmas?

Still SO cute! SO CUTE!!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Oh, my! You've got to save that sweet note forever and ever.

MomZombie said...

Save the note. A year ago or so I found a valentine from my teenager. It was so mushy and sweet. I think she made it in late elementary school. It reminded me of her once-sweet self and gave me hope that it will emerge again.

PantsWithNames said...

LOVE it. What a little star.

I hate the homework too. We never do it on time, always late and it is always my fault too. Ah well!

GingerB said...

I've known a few people who say "prezzies" for presents so since it is made up then he spelled it correctly.

mom said...

He already has a real way with words . . . the kind that get right under your skin to your heart. Whether he meant "precious" (moments) or "presents" (probably the latter), he's thanking you. Save it, as has been said, and read it next time you think you've had it!

Monica said...

That is ADORABLE!!! Totally awesome.

(Catching up on blogs this morning...I've been remiss...)

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