- The brutal honesty of young children makes for some hilarious reading
- One girl asks that her dad gets a day off, ‘because it’s summer, you know’
- ‘I’m sorry your about to die’ [sic] one boy wrote to his poorly grandfather
- One card tells Santa to ‘take it easy’, while another sends him a URL link
In this digital age, there’s nothing better than receiving a good old-fashioned letter. Especially when it’s written by a child.
Whether it’s checking up on Santa’s reindeer, asking dad’s work to give him a day off or sending notes to the postman, our little angels can have the sweetest of intentions when it comes to writing notes. Well, most of the time, anyway.
From brutal honesty to unflattering illustrations, these children’s literary masterpieces are too good not to be shared – which is what their parents did online.
But one thing is for sure, kids certainly love their mothers.
Brendan writes his a message in a heart, saying ‘thank you mom for making me food so I don’t die’. At least his mother knows what she’s there for.
In another funny message, one kid writes their mum a poem with a rather telling simile: ‘Roses are red, just like your face when dad eats our snack’.
But not all parents are in their children’s good books, it seems.
One girl tells her mum and dad that she ‘will never forgive’ them if they cut her hair. And in case they don’t realise how sad she is, she even draws them a broken heart and some buckets of her tears.
In another heartbreaking note, the young scribe signs the letter ‘from the saddest person in the world’, and even crosses out the word ‘love’.
Others appreciate their parents efforts a little more, it seems.
Joseph writes a simple note to his father, recognising that ‘it takes balls to be a Dad’.
And Katie even writes to her father’s employer requesting that he gets ‘one day off’ for his birthday. ‘It is summer, you know’, she reminds the Google worker.
It’s not always their loved ones small children appreciate, however.
These youngsters have written letters to thank hotel staff, war veterans and even the postman.
Lucas doesn’t beat around the bush in his thank you card to war veterans – ‘Hitler you are a loser!’ he writes, even drawing a little picture of the Nazi leader.
And while writing a letter to Santa is a childhood rite of passage, some kids are more thoughtful than others.
One tells Father Christmas to ‘take it easy’ on himself, and asks how the reindeer are getting on.
Another writes: ‘You can skip me because the kids on the coast need more than me’.
Others, on the other hand, are a little more demanding. One little girl tells Santa ‘there will be consequences’ if she doesn’t get her pony this year.
But Santa’s not the only one who’s getting a hard time.
A young Annisa wrote to remind the tooth fairy that she had still not been paid for the tooth she lost in her pizza last month. ‘Not to be hard but I need money,’ she writes.
Joyce even wrote God a letter thanking him for her baby brother. ‘But what I prayed for was a puppy,’ she reminds him.
Demanding notes can be hilarious, but so too can kids’ letters of apology.
Corrine writes ‘to whom it may concern’ to say that she’s sorry for stealing a pretty rock. She says she’ll even do some extra chores and will give money to the church ‘as a sacrifice’.
With eight sad faces at the bottom of her letter, she is clearly very sorry. It must have been a very pretty rock indeed.
Every grandparent likes to receive a good thank you letter.
Dillon clearly knew this when he sent his grandma and grandpa a card for his present, despite not being able to remember what it was. At least he was honest!
And some kids just say it like it is. ‘I am sorry your about to die,’ Mitchell wrote to his grandfather in hospital. It’s okay though, because he drew a nice smiley face in the corner.