A Letter of Apology to My Adult Children

Time to write a letter

Over the last few weeks, I have heard a few rumblings from my kids about my current rate of blog postings. I explained, in case they missed it, that I am doing a challenge. Here are some of the comments, which have fueled me to write a letter to my kids.

“Mom, once a week was fine. I am happy to read your WEEKLY blog posts. Weekly. Around Day 6, I knew I was in trouble. How long will this thing go on?”

“You’re killing me!”

“My in-basket is overflowing.”

“You’re thinking about blogging about (fill in the blank). I can see it in your eyes.”

“You’re obsessed.”

Alright, that last one was my husband, but you get the point. So, here goes:

 

Dear Kids,

I know this past month has been difficult for you. How challenging it must be for you when every day there is something to read that your mother wrote. Your mother – the one who loved you before you were born. The one who carried you for nine long months, six of which involved a lot of puking. The one who helped you with your homework and drove you all over town. The one who watches your children so you can go out with your spouse. Sigh.

I am sorry for the pain and suffering which this Ultimate Blog Challenge has caused you and I want you to know that I understand. You want to support me, yet you feel overwhelmed.

There is also the matter of the monthly test about my blog content which I require you to take. I know there’s a lot of pressure to do well, so for this month, and this month only, I will make your test multiple choice instead of essay. I will also give you an extra week to turn it in to me for your grade.

Happy Reading!

Love,

Mom

 

And, to my regular readers who have been with me for a while, thanks for sticking with me. I appreciate you.

 

This is Post #23 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge to post every day in April.

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20 Comments

  1. Jesse Anderson ~ #1 son

     /  April 23, 2019

    I’m not 100% sure, but that may have been insincere.

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  2. Shades of my own mother’s apologies! (My favorite post of yours, ever!)

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  3. Vanessa Marks

     /  April 23, 2019

    You are doing well. Keeping blogging 😀 (I know your kids love you and your writing)

    Reply
  4. Patsy

     /  April 23, 2019

    Your welcome.,.I do read them….

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  5. Jeanine Byers

     /  April 23, 2019

    Yes, Bonnie!! This! My adolescent son just cannot be bothered. The other day, I was pleased with my Easter musings and wanted to share them. He sighed. Read the first part, said it was nice, and he was on to the rest of his day. So I completely share your sentiments.

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    • It’s a lot to be the child of a blogger. That’s for sure. All my kids are married and out of the house, so they have no daily accountability! They truly are supportive, but they do like to tease me.

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  6. You are so thoughtful, Bonnie.
    My kids (who just spent a few days here together) were rolling their eyes when someone mentioned a note I sent. Their reply… “Which one out of the 1000s he sends every day.”

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    • Why, thank you, Roy. We should get our kids to make blogs of their own and maybe they’d understand. We do it all for them, of course!

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  7. Kim Sutter

     /  April 23, 2019

    I’ve read every post, sweet friend but please don’t test me. I can’t even remember what I did yesterday. I love that you recounted all the ways you kept them alive and nurtured them. Way to go, Momma! Heather regularly thanks me for not killing her.

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  8. Of all the threats I’ve aimed at my children, a monthly test on my blog topics has never occurred to me. What a genius idea. Mine will be essay style. Extra credit for sounding like you care. 🙂

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  9. Funny! At least your kids are aware of your blogging and read your posts — Mine haven’t a clue! LOL

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    • My kids probably never thought I’d be doing this for eight years. That’s a lot of tests. Try bribery or rewards. Whatever properly motivates them.

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  10. Dee Coxon

     /  April 23, 2019

    I’m sure they’re very proud really Bonnie, just have to ask them now and again to “tell their face that”

    Reply

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