Kids write the funniest things, don’t they?

Many thanks for your birthday wishes yesterday!

Today, I got a large pink envelope from my sister and family – with cards from her and my niece and nephew.

My nephew’s card was refreshingly honest:

Yes – you read right!

It says: Happy Birthday. I didn’t think you’d live this LONG! Hopefully, you’ll live forever!”

My dear nephew may just have the makings of a diplomat, don’t you think?

And if you’re thinking that my family has its fair share of nuts, you’d be right. I think we must be like squirrels – in that we hoard the nuts!

Drop me a line and let me know which nut would suit you…

43 responses

  1. That is hilarious!

    December 2, 2009 at 16:51

  2. SirPe

    Hahaha, good old TG! ;-)

    I wonder, when he wrote that, if he considered the fact that his own mum, your sister, is only a couple of years younger than you!

    December 2, 2009 at 16:56

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY yesterday. You look GREAT.
    I think you’re lucky to get a hand written card, no matter what it says. I don’t get any from my kids.

    December 2, 2009 at 16:58

  4. mother of the cousins

    Haha! I think he was the diplomat in that I saw the first sentence – in horror – and said, “You can’t write that!” So he obviously, diplomatically, added the rest ….
    Know what he said this morning? “Slowly but surely I am going to die. And you too. We are all going to die.” And it continued, “Why live if we are just going to die at some point?”

    December 2, 2009 at 17:09

    • No wonder the ‘I hope you live forever’ bit sounded like an after-thought!

      Ha ha ah!

      December 2, 2009 at 19:09

  5. okay, that is hilarious. I’m going to tell this to my mom. She will be hysterical.

    December 2, 2009 at 17:50

  6. Have made a note to use this on birthday cards from now on

    December 2, 2009 at 17:52

  7. Don´t you just love a kids honesty!? :) Precious!

    December 2, 2009 at 18:47

  8. Amy

    I JUST LOVE Kids…..hahhahahaaha, this was hillarious!!! You should frame that!!! It will put a smile on your face everytime you read it!! :-)

    December 2, 2009 at 18:50

  9. mother of the cousins

    All I can say is, I am soooo glad that LadyFi has a good sense of humour!!!

    December 2, 2009 at 18:59

  10. Now you have to live even LONGER to see more of that!

    December 2, 2009 at 19:21

  11. well, at least he was considerate enough to add the next sentence!!

    December 2, 2009 at 19:47

  12. Future card writer for Hallmark, eh? ;) That kidlet is delicious!

    December 2, 2009 at 20:05

  13. That is excellent.

    December 2, 2009 at 20:06

  14. So the craziness runs in the family!

    December 2, 2009 at 21:15

  15. How funny! And how neat that your sister knows you well enough to know that you’d laugh at that card. I love it.

    December 2, 2009 at 21:35

  16. I too, hoard all the nuts.

    December 2, 2009 at 22:29

  17. Po

    Ah yes, the honesty of children :)

    December 2, 2009 at 23:07

  18. Awwww, that is so sweet! Yep, the darndest things they say. So funny.
    Happy belated birthday to you! I hope you enjoyed your day to call your own!

    December 3, 2009 at 01:36

  19. That is very cute, I love it when kids do things like that :)

    December 3, 2009 at 05:09

  20. kelli

    ROFL …this is GREAT!!!! Definitely a keeper! The card AND the kid!

    December 3, 2009 at 07:17

  21. Blu

    Brilliant , card, brilliant news…well done and bravo hope you had a fabulous day…….welcome to the 5’s!

    December 3, 2009 at 13:18

  22. Absolutely wonderful!

    December 3, 2009 at 14:37

  23. Honesty is so refreshing. Especially to us old people:)

    December 3, 2009 at 18:30

  24. I’m still giggling over this.

    December 3, 2009 at 19:48

  25. Clive

    Nobody can say it like a child!

    Should be framed though! Great comment to look back on and smile about!

    December 4, 2009 at 00:33

  26. Hahaha that is funny! That card is definitely a keeper, and when he is older you can bring it out and remind him.

    December 4, 2009 at 03:34

  27. That is just the best birthday card ever!

    December 4, 2009 at 05:17

  28. That’s so funny!! :)

    December 4, 2009 at 18:14

  29. That card is a keeper..as is the small child that wrote it! :)

    December 5, 2009 at 00:07

  30. Belated Happy Birhday by the way! I’ve been out of the blogging loop so of course I missed it!

    This message is just priceless!! I bet this ends up being your best present … laughter — the gift that keeps on giving!

    December 5, 2009 at 13:50

  31. I LOVE him. I can tell he and I would get along! Our family is full of squirrels, too! So glad you posted this. :-)

    December 5, 2009 at 15:05

  32. Aren’t kids wonderful!! Gotta love ‘em!

    December 5, 2009 at 22:17

  33. lol. you just gotta love kids…and the zany things they say. congrats on the POTW mentioN!

    December 9, 2009 at 14:42

  34. How funny!!! I’ll bet if you’d known you were GOING to live this long you’d have taken better care of yourself!! LOL…out of the mouths of babes…our family talks about my cousin Patsy’s letter from summer camp when she was 9…it read in part “the Counselor says if I wet the bed one more time, I’ll have to go home. See you tomorrow night.” It was included in Art Linkletters Kids Say the Darnedest Things” book a million years ago. Too bad out politicians don’t have that honesty of children! Congratulations on Post of the Week!
    Sandi

    December 9, 2009 at 16:26

  35. Hilarious! That gave me the best laugh! Happy belated! :)

    December 9, 2009 at 18:24

  36. That is worthy of framing! Hilary was right, this is a very worthy post!

    December 10, 2009 at 20:15

  37. ds

    Out o’ the mouths–er, pens–of babes…come absolutely priceless words!I hope you save that forever! Congratulations on your POTW mention. I’ll be smiling for the rest of the day!

    December 10, 2009 at 22:49

  38. land of shimp

    This reminds me of a moment in Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson version) wherein Mariann is going on about the Colonel and how “If age and infirmity” couldn’t protect him from the meddling of a matchmaker…Colonel Brandon being all of forty or so at the time. Eleanor and her mother start talking about her mother’s age (Mariann’s mother also) saying that she must be at death’s door, and it was a miracle her life had extended so far.

    I swear to you, that was much funnier when I thought it, versus typing it out :-)

    Hilary’s POTW’s mentions sent me, and it was quite a fun trip!

    December 11, 2009 at 00:00

  39. Priceless!! children are wonderful in so many ways

    congrats on POTW

    December 12, 2009 at 15:06

  40. I love it! I love listening to the things kids say. Congrats on POTW mention!

    December 12, 2009 at 16:17

  41. Yes, I know what you mean.

    Congrats on POTW mention.

    December 13, 2009 at 12:47

  42. birthday cards that are personlized are the best in my opinion, they really come from the bottom of the heart of the sender`::

    October 26, 2010 at 14:09

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