Moms-They’re Better Than Dads- Vol.1

Duh, like we didn’t know that…but here’s an example of why exactly that’s a true statement…

Last week was curriculum night at the boy’s school, and since they do kindergarten, first, and second grade at once, followed the next hour by the rest of the grades, Eric and I had to split up…I took Jackie’s kindergarten class while Eric went to Blake’s first grade class to learn about what the boys are up to this year…

At the conclusion of the hour, we were each told to write a note to our kids that they could read the next morning, which they then brought home the next day and I could see what Eric wrote to Blake…

This is my note…

Hi Jack!

We are so proud of how awesome you are doing in kindergarten this year! Mommy and Daddy know how hard you are working on your letters and numbering and coloring in the lines, and it makes us so happy! We love you all the way to the moon! *smiley face* 

Mommy and Daddy

And this is Eric’s note to Blake…

Hi Blake, I had a fun time at your desk. Love Daddy

If this was a competition*, I clearly would have kicked Eric’s ass…

Moms…They’re Better Than Dads

*technically maybe it wasn’t a competition, but we all know who was the winner here…my note obviously was superior

**by the way, the winner of the La Jolla beauty products was Deanna from Everything and Nothing From Essex, number 96!



  1. Teresa says:

    LOL!!! This is totally what is going to happen to me and hubby next year. The sad thing is, my son would prefer his dad’s note. short and to the point.

  2. Lori A. says:

    Bahahaha! That sounds like something my husband would write.

  3. Holly says:

    You totally kicked his ass. Your note wins hands down. lol

  4. Deanna says:

    so, so true. Yesterday Aaron actually didn’t work so that he could come home and help me with the kids. He ended up taking a 3 hour nap while I did my normal thing. I’m sure it was exhausting for him to hear me get up with the baby all night…can’t wait to see the goodies I won. I swear I never win these things and I feel like it’s the universe’s way of telling me that my post baby self needs some beauty help. (-:

  5. Vicky P says:

    If I were Blake, I would be able to understand and believe daddy’s note. Mommy’s note just makes me think I’m not as good as she wants to think I am. Fail.

  6. LOL! When I was a freshman and away I college, I HATED it and was really struggling. My dad sent me a card. I opened it and all it said inside was, “Love, Dad” I said something to my mom and she said, “I KNOW, I told him he should write something but he said the card already said it all!” In his defense, it was a really sweet card.

  7. Shell says:

    Dads are so clueless sometimes.

    I thought I was going to have to go out of town last week so I typed up all that Hubs would have to do for the kids. I usually just let him try it on his own, but with them at three different schools this year, it actually is a challenge to keep it all straight. As I was typing it out, I realized how clueless Hubs really is.

  8. Jessica says:

    Oh this is great because it is SO true. My husband is the exact same way. I can tell him to go over the rules with the kids or make sure they know what to do and he will turn to them and say “be good.” WTH?

  9. I love the simplicity of the note. How perfect is it that he wrote to your son that he loves him and had fun at his desk. It’s male bonding time. I love it!

  10. My husband is totally clueless about all things. We are forever giving him the look like how could you not know about this stuff.

    My husband would also heartily complain about having to write any kind of note like that.

    Your note totally rocks

  11. Mark says:

    Oh, so since I’m new here, you decided to welcome me by kicking me where it hurts. No, not there! I’m talking about my pride as a Dad. Alright, so there are two dads in our house but still, I feel like I need to defend our gender. I’ll have you know that because I have twins in 1st grade, I actually attended both open houses in one night and wrote kick-ass notes to both of them. I even went as far as to live a mint with each note so that the boys could enjoy it in the morning. How ya like them apples? So see, Boys rule, girls drool!
    Love, m.

  12. My ex probably would have just grunted.

    Yes, mommies are FAR better than daddies!!

  13. that’s what I’m talking about! Pretty sure Mark and I would write the same exact notes!

  14. Um, duh…of course your note was better. (And, of course, we’re better.) However, my sons would have been like, “Mom…your note! Lame!” While my daughters probably would have saved it in their drawer for a year or so. Ergo, girls are better than boys in general.

    Kristin :)

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