Adults often appreciate the unfiltered honesty kids display on a daily basis. Whether an astute observation or a thoughtful—yet misguided—act, kids have been keeping us on our toes since the beginning of time.
This is true for Brinn Williams as she received a text from her daughter’s preschool. Williams quickly assumed Ruby, her daughter, was sick. But, oh no, the story is much more involved—and hilarious.
The text Williams received from the school staff mentioned that Ruby gave her teacher a card. The staff member went on to ask if Williams was missing a card.
Williams replied, “Hey! I know she had asked to use some of my stationery stuff at my desk last night and I told her it was okay. But I didn’t check to see exactly what she grabbed and didn’t know she was making it for anyone. So now I’m terrified of what card she might have grabbed as I had out some birthday ones.”
“Oh you’re gonna love this…,” replied the staff member.
Ruby innocently chose a card to give to her preschool teacher.
Ruby, like so many preschoolers, loves to draw and make cards to give to others. Most every night, Ruby can be found rummaging through paper, stationery, and supplies for her creations. Williams had set out some rainbow stationary for such an occasion.
But instead, Ruby chose a card that Williams had purchased and set aside for her husband’s upcoming birthday. “A best friend you can have sex with,” the cover reads and opens to a message inside, “How great is that?”
Absolutely mortified, Williams apologized in between fits of laughter. The director of the school was laughing right along.
Williams went on to explain, “She can’t read, but my guess is that she saw a card with a lot of blank area to draw her picture. In the card she wrote ‘I love you,’ so she knows how to write some words.”
Ruby, like many four-year-olds, already knows quite a bit. But, she’s not quite ready for reading and knowing which card to choose.
The story was picked up by the TODAY Show and subsequently sites from around the world.
View this post on Instagram
Williams posts, “Giving this a place on the gram to live forever. Because never in my life did I think one of my kids would be a competing top story next to a Kardashian.”
And, the story continues as it involves Williams’ husband
Josh Williams, Brinn’s husband and Ruby’s father, works for the husband of the preschool director. Williams was mortified, right along with his wife.
The Williams family has since created a space for Ruby to create notes and cards for others—complete with her own set of supplies.
If you have an avid crafter on your hands, consider grabbing some paper and simple supplies to make butterfly creations.