A little perspective – something to remember for later on!

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I was just browsing a parenting forum that I like to frequent and I cam across this funny story! It reminded me to not sweat the small stuff and to always remember the old saying “it could be worse” This is one for all you mamas and papas with teens…. or those without, who have all this to look forward to…..

A mother passing by her son’s bedroom, was astonished to see the bed  was nicely made, and everything was picked up. Then, she saw an envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow. It was addressed, ’Mum.’  With the worst premonition, she opened the envelope and, with trembling hands, read the letter…

“Dear, Mum. It is with great regret and sorrow that I’m writing you. I had to elope with my new girlfriend, because I wanted to avoid scene with Dad and you. I’ve been finding real passion with Stacy, and she is so nice, but I knew you would not approve of her, because of all her piercings, tattoos, her tight Motorcycle clothes, and because she is so much older than I am. 

But it’s not only the passion, Mum. She’s pregnant. Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods, and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of having many more children. Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn’t really hurt anyone. We’ll be growing it for ourselves, and trading it with the other people in the commune for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want. 

In the meantime, we’ll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS, so Stacy can get better. She sure deserves it! Don’t worry Mum, I’m 15, and I know how to take care of myself. Someday, I’m sure we’ll be back to visit, so you can get to know your many grandchildren. 

Love,your son, Joshua 

PS. Mum, none of the above is true. I’m over at Jason’s house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than the school report that’s on the kitchen table.

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