You can’t blame a girl for trying…

On Saturday morning the postman brought me a lovely surprise.

It was a letter from my darling daughter, which she'd sent to me on Friday when her class took a walk to the local postbox. It's a pretty cute letter and Flea was hopping up and down as I read it:

  Flea letter

I love how my daughter feels able to express her complete love for me with no agenda, no expectation.

"Flea this is absolutely lovely, thankyou," I said.

"I did my neatest writing," my little girl replied. "Did you see the picture? I drew it."

"I did. It's brilliant. There's the postbox, and is that you?"

"Yes it is!"

"And what's this in the corner?"

"Oh, that's the dog you're going to buy me when I'm six, Mummy. Did you see how many kisses I put?"

Nice try.


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. @simply_Hayley
    7th March 2011 / 8:24 am

    LOL I remember trying similar tactics with my Mum only it was a horse I was after hehe! Bless her! Thats so sweet!

  2. 7th March 2011 / 10:45 am

    LOL aww so cute and you’ve gotta love a girl for trying. x

  3. Laura Weight
    7th March 2011 / 11:24 am

    Aaawww sneaky hehe. Cute letter 🙂

  4. Debbie
    7th March 2011 / 12:47 pm

    That’s so adorable, and too clever by half!

  5. 7th March 2011 / 1:42 pm

    Awww, bless. Imagine the letter she will send if she doesn’t get her dog.

  6. 7th March 2011 / 1:44 pm

    Right I think I’ve got this, cuteness plus kisses equals dog. Shh don’t tell my daughter!

  7. 7th March 2011 / 3:53 pm

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, that girl is a genius.
    You stand no chance. Surrender now.

  8. 7th March 2011 / 7:56 pm

    Very cute!!! I said no pets till the last kidlet is out of diapers… but I think I should have said finished with college just to be on the safe side!!!

  9. 7th March 2011 / 8:13 pm

    Aw I bet you welled up. That is so touching & def something to put in the scrap book x I bet you are one very proud mummy.

  10. 7th March 2011 / 8:13 pm

    She’s going for the wear you down strategy – hold your metal – it’s a marathon. Fabulous letter, one for the memory box. Cx

  11. 7th March 2011 / 8:38 pm

    Genius! My bro-in-law (aged about five) wanted a mouse. Similar tactics were used. My parents-in-law relented and went one better. They got a dog.
    His comment, at breakfast on his birthday: “I suppose you couldn’t get a mouse”.

  12. 7th March 2011 / 8:41 pm

    Haha she is a wee corker! 😀 x

  13. 8th March 2011 / 2:06 pm

    a little off topic but Squidge pretended to be a penguin all day Sunday and I thought of you and Flea. It drove me NUTS!!

  14. jo
    8th March 2011 / 9:39 pm

    that is sooo gorgeous and her writing is insanely good !

  15. 9th March 2011 / 10:47 am

    Oh Flea, I do love you 😀

  16. Asta Burrows
    9th March 2011 / 7:32 pm

    How cute is that! 🙂

  17. 10th March 2011 / 8:44 pm

    Brilliant you can’t say she hasn’t had a go at trying! xx