How to Make Your Sister Mad

posted by Momo Fali on December 26, 2008

Yesterday morning, with family gathered around, my daughter presented my husband with a homemade present…101 Reasons Why I Love My Dad.

The list included, “You fuss about how old I am and tell me I am too big for being tucked in, but you still tuck me in anyway.” And, “You help me with math homework. DON’T TELL MOM I AM WRITING THIS!!!!! You are the only one I can ask for help, because Mom can’t do the math.” Sad, but oh so true.

As my husband read each line, I held my six year old son on my lap and we listened. It was wonderful and sweet, and the kids’ Grandma and I both began to cry.

He read the last item on the list, “You work and try as hard as you can. And you do it just for us.”

Grandma, who was clearly touched by the outpouring of love said, “That was really beautiful.”

And without missing a beat, my son said, “That was really boring.”


  • Piper

    Little brother is just doing his job… comic relief, lol.

    It’s awesome that your daughter thought of 101 things to say, what a sweet girl you’ve raised.

    FWIW, I’d like for one of my boys to put ‘My Mom can’t do math’ in writing. I think it could solve a lot of confusion once middle/high school show up.


  • Mama Dawg

    Oh, man. Out of the mouths of babes.

  • Tina

    It’s never good to make us sisters mad. But I’m pretty sure its a pre-rec for Holiday occassions to annoy your sister.

  • AlisonH

    Ain’t sibling rivalry grand?

  • Middle Aged Woman

    My kids once made a Top 10 Reasons We’re Glad You Are Our Dad for my husband. Item number 10 was, “You buy us certain things.”

  • Tracey

    Another classic moment for the family history books… LOL! I always wanted a lil’ brother, may be a good thing I never got my wish. Too cute and so glad your daughter doesn’t take Dad for granted. Sounds like a nice day…

  • Irish Gumbo

    Ah, but boring could be the new lovely!

    The lad will learn, oh yes he will..

    Merry Xmas and Happy New Year, MF!

  • meleah rebeccah

    Your son never fails to come through with a snarky comment!

  • Kiera

    I LOVE your son!!!

  • Captain Dumbass

    Siblings. Gotta’ keep it real.

  • Mrs. Schmitty

    Yup, that’s definitely a brotherly comment!

  • Bee Repartee

    Siblings at their finest.

    What a sweet note for Dad..and probably his favorite. πŸ™‚

  • the planet of janet

    i’m totally tearing up over this myself!

    no, young man, not boring. not boring at all. and one day, you will understand… πŸ˜‰

  • Smart A$$ Mom

    My daughter says:

    “How cute!”

    I say:


  • Immoral Matriarch

    I was in awe of the sweetness and then your son, as usual!, made me burst out in laughter. Oh he is awesome. And your daughter is a doll.


    Oh lordy. So true, so touching, so funny.

  • Aunt Debbi/kurts mom

    How sweet and thoughtful of her. Boys just don’t get it, but they sure are funny.

  • Mrs4444

    Perfect. Just perfect.

  • Jamie E


  • Corey~living and loving

    Leave it to a boy to “keep it real!”


    Merry late Christmas!

  • Weaselmomma

    That’s what little brothers are for.

  • Jo Beaufoix

    Ahhhh yoir hubby must be pretty fab. I love that your daughter did that, and as for the boy…ok, I love him too. πŸ˜€

  • bernthis

    The best way to make my sister mad is for me to just be me. That seems to really piss her off.

  • Rachel

    That is so adorable that she did that! What a sweet girl with a wonderful heart (wonder where she got that from.. hmmmmmm ;-)}

    And little man with his quick comments.

    They are definitely yours πŸ˜‰ lol.

    Glad it was good darlin’.

  • Tom

    The time to worry would be if he didn’t say something like that.

  • Mz. Nesbit

    aww, that is heartwarming (the homemade gift not the jab) :o)

  • Lisa@verybusymomwith4

    That boy tells it like it is πŸ˜‰

    I think that is the sweetest gift by the way.

  • Birdie

    high 5’s to little brother *s* my daughter’s the one that gets jealous of attention we give Bub. She just can’t take it! Thanks for sharing another momo fali family moment

  • Kat

    I made a list like this for my dad about a week ago on my blog…I wonder if your son would find it boring too…I am sure he would…darn kids!

  • worldmomma

    What an amazing gift! 101 affirmations would make any parent feel grand.

  • Sogeshirtsguy

    Well you have a sweetheart in the family and a regular Don Rickles. Not too shabby.

  • Jaina

    Lol, just remind him of that when he gets one of those lists some day. πŸ˜‰

  • jenny from mommin' it up!

    I swear, your kid has to got to be the FUNNIEST child I have ever heard of…I hope I get to meet him someday. You are gonna be so proud when he’s on SNL in 20 years!

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