When her mother asked her to switch off the TV and go wash, the youngster turned on her passive-aggressive side and the internet absolutely loved it.
Kids these days are far bolder about speaking their minds than most of us were at their age. They will tell you right away if you offended them and are quick to call you out for your misbehavior.
A seven-year-old girl's response to being told to switch off the TV is the perfect example of this. When her mother asked her to stop watching television and go wash, instead of throwing tantrums, the youngster took a pen and paper and wrote a full-fledged letter to her mother.
In a now-deleted post, the girl's mother took to Reddit to share her daughter's scathing letter. The contents of the letter clearly declare the girl had no intention of switching off the TV.
The girl did not mince her words, and it read: "To Mum, I see you want me to wash but I truly want to watch 'Moana,' so we can finish it and you will get to know how it ends because it is truly [sic]. I should not tell you so you will be able to find out how it ends, but I would not want to disappoint you, so I will wash."
The child's mother also shared that her daughter was not new to letter-writing. "Whenever our daughter disagrees with a parental decision, we receive these passive-aggressive cards," she told fellow Reddit users.
Beneath the letter, the child drew two smileys: a sad and a happy one. She ticked the sad smiley and wrote under it, "How I am feeling" and crossed the happy smiley and wrote, "Not how I am feeling."
Reddit users had a great laugh about the letter and some even loved the way she expressed her feelings. @PollyTing wrote, "Her email game at work is going to be fierce." Another Reddit user, @TehDragonGuy, loved how for a 7-year-old, she had an advanced vocabulary and said, "That's ridiculously good for year 2. I'm impressed. Can read that better than things written by a lot of people I'm at uni with."
Meanwhile some Reddit users had a negative perspective about the whole incident. They disapproved of the little girl's letter to her mother and called it a kind of soft rebellion. @rufnek2kx commented: "That's top-level emotional manipulation for a child. I'd be proud and scared." Another Reddit user, @ChrisRR, wrote, "I bet she took longer to write that than it would've taken to both truly do the washing and truly watch the end of 'Moana.'" @Amuro_Ray replied: "She'll get faster if she keeps writing them."
It is difficult to say where kids pick these antics from, but few people on Reddit lauded the parents for her upbringing. One wrote, "Seems like you're being great parents since your daughter knows she can express herself this way. Keep up the good work OP." @Mr-Zahhak joked: "This child was assembled correctly, please maintain them well so they do not fall into despair."