Jimmy Fallon writes these wonderful "Thank You' letters as his way of venting, complaining, & getting things off his chest. They are sarcastic and employ reverse psychology that makes them quite hysterical. I have written similar letters in my head as a way to release some stress and have discovered the filing cabinet in my mind where they have been stored is now full. So I thought I would occasionally share a few of the more potent ones. I'm sure not all of you will enjoy this side of me these letters reveal. Just remember I did not physically send them, they are only my thoughts...
Each day, as I get home from a full day of teaching, please stop meeting me at my mailbox out of breath - literally - and complaining of how exhausted you are. I bite my tongue when I am tempted to remind you that you have had an eight hour day - kid free - for the last 5 years since your kids went to school.
I understand you have household responsibilities for your family of four, but my head spins thinking you have had 8 hours to accomplish them and you are this exhausted. I am close to sharing with you that, I too, have the the household responsibilities for a family of four, but a only 2 hour window each weekday in which to accomplish them as opposed to your 8.
I am also close to suggesting that if you are so depleted of energy after a day alone at home, you take one of the 16 half-hour naps that are a possibility for you each day. But I will again, bite my tongue.
Going forward, I have an idea that may make us a little better friends. When we see each other at the mailbox, instead of the laundry list of things you had to do all day, and how exhausted it has left you, let's talk about our amazing kids, trips we've taken, recipes we'd like to try, volunteer opportunities we can participate in, projects we're working on, or things we're dreaming of…
Your exhausted-of-hearing-how-exhausted-you-are neighbor,