Justin, Maisie, and I are in Sacramento, CA right now, finishing up loose ends before our big move back to Europe! Yeah, that’s right. We are headed back in just five days!!!
So we have been sorting through my mom’s garage (we had a garage sale the last couple days) and I have taken it upon myself to organize photos and other memory type things. I was very excited to come across a binder titled, “Jennifer” where I found lots of fun things from my childhood and teenage years. It’s always fun to take a walk in memory lane and see how I was as a child. I was a pain. It is proved in the following letter that I wrote out to my mom.
Here it is typed EXACTLY how I wrote it!
At the top of the page, it reads, “I thought about this for a while before I wrote it, so I wouldn’t be upset.”
Hello- I’m just writing to you because I want you to have your full attention on me (without you interrupting me). I really am sorry for not waking up in the mornings. But will you please give me one more chance? Isn’t this a perfect time too? Here is what I am going to do if you let me go tonight; I am willing to be out of bed by 5:45am. (tomorrow) and everyday (school day). And if I don’t wake up, then you have my permission to take away all privileges. I am just asking you this one little favor. Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please let me go out tonight!?!?
Nights like tonight I feel like you’re treating me like a little kid. I am not a little kid anymore. I know you didn’t want or think I was going to grow up, but keeping me at home isn’t going to stop me from growing up. But it’s just a part of life that people go through, and changes also occur when the daughter/son changes. Please understand that. Or at least understand what I am trying to say to you. I know I don’t wake up very easily in the mornings, but can you please just give me this chance to prove to you that I am capable of taking on a little responsibility in waking up by myself in the mornings? I will do anything you want me to. Please let me go tonight. Okay, okay, I guess I will still love you even if you say no, but I will feel like you don’t trust me. I am asking for one little chance.
I love you unconditionally!
Love always, Jennifer
(Your sweet, wonderful, all around great girl who (almost) everybody loves)
p.s. Amy even wants me to go and let me tell you that doesn’t happen often. (side note: Amy is my older sister who never wanted to hang out with me!)
I ended the letter then with, “Please think about the letter before you tell me your answer, thank you. Just like the song “Love grows best in houses just like these.”
WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS I THINKING!?!?
If you have been reading my blog for a while or know me personally, you will know that I am NOT a morning person, so I am guessing from the obvious morning talk in the letter that I was once again giving my mom a hard time in the mornings! She would come to wake me up a million times before I would actually get out of bed. My favorite excuse was to tell her that I was praying, so that she would maybe leave me alone. Really I was just crazy tired and wanted a few more minutes of shut eye! I would even skip school and fake sick, just so I could get my lazy butt back into bed.
My poor mom. And now my poor husband who also tries to get me out of bed. He told me I needed to write a “Dear Hubby” letter to him, apologizing for all the times I won’t get up for him either. Poor people who are in my life and have to deal with mean morning Jen. 🙂 ha ha ha!