10-Year-Old's Apology Note to Brother Takes an Evil Twist

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paper and pencil One of -- if not the -- biggest downsides of parenting more than one child is the fighting. The bickering. The arguing. The all-out brawls. Sibling rivalry is alive and well in my house, and I swear some days it may kill me. That's why I'm always glad to know that my kids aren't alone in their love/hate/hate/hate relationship with another.

The Huffington Post recently posted a note from 10-year-old Tyler to his brother, Jase. His father told the site that Tyler was supposed to be apologizing for kicking his brother during a game of "Light as a Feather." And he started to, with some very nice words. "I'm sorry for kicking you with a feather," he wrote. "Kicking is not okay because it hurts people."

Nice enough, right? Then it takes a bit of a twisted turn.

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He wrote:

Also don't forget about the time when you were a baby -- a crying little devil -- but I liked you and now you still are a crying little devil who gets away with everything. I remember when Layla used your carpet as a diaper. Ha, Ha, and Ha.

So I'm guessing his parents might not have found it as funny as someone removed from the situation, but it's pretty hysterical. You can just hear how his thought process changed midway through. He couldn't let it go without getting in a couple of digs.

It's so similar to the way things go down when my children are forced to apologize to one another. There's almost always a "but ... " when it comes to them. I do love the idea of making them write down their apologies though and may implement that strategy in my house once my daughter is a little older. If for no other reason than it could produce a few laughs.

Do your kids fight a lot? Are they good at apologizing?

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Sleep... SleepingBeautee

As a mom of three boys all I can do it.... BAHAHAHAHA!

Vegeta Vegeta

My brother and I were egregiously horrible to eachother growing up. We -hated- eachother. Beat the everliving crap out of eachother (mostly with the handle end of the fold up star wars lightsaber toys), and made fun of/talked smack...any possible torture. Now, as adults, were bffs lol.

insei... inseineangel

I only have one child at this point, but my memories of childhood aren't fuzzy enough for me to forget yet.

Our sibling rivalry was ridiculous. Between my brothers pulling of all my barbies heads and using them for nunchuks (years later my dad found an open mass grave of them on our roof), one trying to smother me with a pillow (he thought it was hilarious), my little sister smacking herself hard enough to leave a mark and then telling my parents I did it, and all the other chaos, I'm surprised we made it out alive, haha.

Looking back on it now... I feel really bad for my parents. It's almost enough to make me stick to one child. Almost.

azeve... azeventdiva

Most of the time mine are pretty good with playing together & apologizing to each other when need be. But, sometimes they do get like this, jsut like everyone else.

trin123 trin123

wow i am having my first lil boy soon. Makes me wonder what it will be like with two.


nicke... nickellmomof2

that's hilarious!!  bwahahaha

Mazie... Mazie0723

I have 6 kids and 5 of them fight like there is no tomorrow. Thankfully my youngest is too little to join in.lol

nonmember avatar ashley

i have a 8 year old son and a 5 year old daughter and boy do they fight its a everyday thing with them two and they only say sorry once in awhile

Karen Woodworth

My son and daughter rarely ever fought. I always made them hug and tell each other they were sorry. They hated to hug but always got along great afterwards. They are 18 (daughter) and 24 (son) now and still get along great.  They haven't even had an argument in years. The hugging helped. Lolttc

nonmember avatar k

I make mine hug too, Karen! It works the best.

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