Friday, December 18, 2009

You Snoop, You Lose!

My son decided to snoop in his sister's room the other day. He found the stash of Christmas gifts she was going to give him. He invaded her privacy and thus, there were consequences. All gifts but one were returned to the store. The other gift, something he truly coveted (a Nintendo Power 2010 Calendar with stickers, posters and so much more) I wrapped for his best friend next door. Bethany, meanwhile went out and got him something else which I cannot divulge because my kids read my blog.


Anyway, the next morning he woke up really early and wrote her this letter. It's priceless. I've instructed Bethany to keep it always as it demonstrates true sibling love. Have a peek:





It reads: Dear Bethany, Sorry for going into your room yesterday. 
Since I feel so bad about it I made you breakfast and $4! 
I hope you're not mad at me anymore. 
Sorry for doing that, Paul. 
Note: I got that money from the tooth fairy 
so to me it's worth more than $4




Do you believe? 
(Tooth Fairy, Santa, Easter Bunny) 
Because I believe! :o)


So what was breakfast? Toast, made by warming 2 slices of bread in the microwave, covered in maple syrup. It's the thought that counts. 


P.S.  Bethany refused the money, much to Paul's relief

21 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

Beautifully said; it is the thought that counts.

Lissaloo said...

Awwww that is very sweet :)

Jephy's Mom said...

Oh poor Muchie Boy. You returned the gifts and gave the poster to his best friend! You are one tough Mama. I think from his note he is truly sorry. This has got to hurt you as much as it hurts him. I know I feel bad just reading about it.

Pelican Joe said...

Well, according to the song "Santa Claus is coming to town", you better watch out, you better not cry, ... He knows when you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!

Santa will know of his deed and also of his atonement.

BTW, anyone notice how 1984ish that song is? Scary!

Also, a trivia question.. Do you know who played the elf Bernard on the movie "The Santa Clause"? You Numb3rs fans may!

Julie Schuler said...

did she choke down that "toast"?

Michelle said...

How sweet. I love it when my kids show their love for each other. Of course, I always hope they don't destroy their trust, but it's nice to have them make up and grow stronger.

What a cutie! how old is your son??

Jenn Erickson said...

Polly, I seriously have a tear in my eye! That is positively priceless. I'm really impressed by the way you dealt with the situation by returning the presents. It certainly wasn't the quick and easy thing to do ~ simply the right thing. It really shows in the way both your kids handled the situations that followed that you're teaching them the "right way" to do things, and that they have a lot of good character! That letter, is absolutely priceless!

Yankee Girl said...

Boys will be boys!

That was such a sweet letter. He definitely meant it.

And warm bread with syrup sounds yummy to me!

Stopping by from SITS!

Kathleen said...

Awwwww....

I'm a full-time mummy... said...

I was kinda anticipating pictures of the breakfast as well! :)

Anyway, such a cute post!

♥♥ tuğçe♥♥ said...

letter is so cuteee(((:

Shell said...

He'll never snoop again!

That note is too cute.

BashfulToast said...

That is absolutely adorable! I wish my brother was like that! He's mean to me and I haven't seen him in months!!

gayle said...

He sounds like such a good boy ...especially writing that note...

Returning his presents...not sure about (is it ok for me to say that?)

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I love this post- when you give children consequences they learn so much. That letter is truly priceless.

Bethany said...

Well, I was going to refuse the money... if he gave it to me. He kind of lost it, and told me "Yeah, so ignore that part..."

Kimberly said...

That is so sweet! I just love it!

My son knows how to get to my blog on his computer too. My daughter learned the other day that I have a blog.

That letter is so priceless. It had me saying Ahhhhh, the whole time I read it!

Weezer said...

Having a younger brother I know how hard that must have been for Paul. But honestly, that's the sweetest thing and Bethany will remember it as long as Paul will
Stay warm and safe, my friend. I can remember heading off to work in bleak and threatening conditions when the rest of the world was safe and warm. One year, someone had to actually come and get me in a 4WD so they'd have staff.

Raoulysgirl said...

This is amazing...and, I must add...shows truly great parenting!!! I LOUDLY applaud the way you handled the situation...and how well (and quickly) young Munchie Boy learned a very valuable lesson. What a wonderful young man he is...and what a great tell of what a good man he will be in the future!!! He accepted the consequences of his actions with class...and made the kindest overtures to correct his admitted mistakes!!! I am proud of him (and I'm not even his mama!!!).

Corrie Howe said...

This is classic. I hope she does keep it forever. You have two wonderful children.

Anonymous said...

Technology really is an inescapable aspect of our daily lives, and I can say with 99% certainty that we have passed the point of no return in our relationship with technology.


I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside... I just hope that as the price of memory drops, the possibility of downloading our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's a fantasy that I daydream about almost every day.


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