By Heidi Stevens
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) A mother’s facebook post to her husband which is full of advice on how to take care of the kids while she’s away is going viral…for a host of hilarious reasons.
She wasn’t being serious, people.
Meghan Oeser, an Oak Forest, Ill., mom of six, typed out a profanity-laced missive to her beloved husband, Kevin, before heading to a 48-hour getaway with her girlfriends. It contained helpful pointers, such as, “Dinner will suck” and “Breakfast will be such a (expletive) show that you’ll forget to eat and begin to experience the caffeine shakes.”
She posted it on Facebook, where it quickly went viral, racking up more than 150,000 likes and another 100,000-plus shares in a matter of days.
The Note became A Thing. Us Weekly wrote about it. Parents magazine wrote about it.
And, on cue, the hate mail started rolling in.
“Tons of nasty comments,” Oeser, 37, told me. ” ‘What kind of father doesn’t know his own kids?’ “Why is she even having kids?’ ‘What kind of father needs a letter?’ ”
Now, I ask you. Does this read like an actual set of instructions?
“Quinn, Harper and Bailey will go down seamlessly. Just wait. As they lie in their beds, they’ll then realize that their tiny mouths are on (expletive) fire, and they’ll act as if they’ve just walked 800 (expletive) miles through the Sahara.
They will come down, one by one, every (expletive) 5 minutes, for water. Don’t let ANYONE use Quinn’s pink Elsa cup. If she sees this, she will lose her holy (expletive).”
“If you cannot find a nightgown for Penny, keep (expletive) looking. She’ll ask for her Minnie Mouse nightgown, but once you put it on, she’ll scream in agony because the sleeves are CLEARLY ripping her (expletive) arms off. Just find her Elsa one. Chances are, it’s dirty as (expletive), but so what, so is she. I can’t remember the last time I put soap to that one.”