Thursday, October 4, 2007

TOUGH LOVE

Dear Sarah,

I am sorry that Audrey beats you up and that you are now scared stiff of her. I've had a long chat with her and you should see some improvement in her behaviour. Like, she won't karate chop you in the neck to get the seat facing the tv at lunchtime before you do.

You are a good and kind big sister to her and she is wrong the way she attacks you. I know so far this week that she has given you a scratched lip and neck and has punched you in your teeth. My head wants me to tell you to punch her back but my heart knows that would be wrong. You are a soft and gentle child but sometimes, you know, you have to toughen up a little because, well, because life's tough honey. So maybe, just maybe I should teach you how useful elbows can be on occasions.

Love Mum xxx

SARAH AGED 8 TRYING TO SEE INTO THE MIRROR.
RISING TO NEW HEIGHTS

2 comments:

aquaasho said...

Aw Ellen that's so sweet and the photo is just gorgeous! Which one of them is most like you?

Joan said...

Oh boy. I can't imagine what my kids will be like when I do get a second one.