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House Of Clowns

I usually post stories about our youngest here.  But I can't deny our other two sons.  They crack me up too. 

So,  they are teaching economics in the 2nd grade now.  The little man had to "apply" for a classroom job.  He really wanted the position of board eraser.  Along with his application,  he was to turn in two letters of recommendation.  Our neighbor wrote one and his big brother offered to write the other...

To whom it may concern,

I am pleased to write to you my recommendation for one LB (little brother.)  He is an ambitious wunderkind who has caught my attention for his adventurism, steadfast reliability, and unflagging determination.

LB is a dynamic figure,  whose actions often defy explanation or definition.  The common man cannot comprehend him,  because he is uncommon- a rare type of person, if you will.  One often reserved for fantasy and fiction.  To fetter his ambitions with mere prose is an insult that I,  out of fear of speedy reprisal, dare not inflict upon him.

I have seen LB catch salamanders with catlike speed; he has beaten his favorite video games dozens of times, and he has stayed up past midnight.  He can cook a meal of chicken parmigiana for two, and he can eat them both.  LB has survived falls (nay, jumps) of over twenty feet.  He has entered multiple time zones, as well.  When LB was young,  he would put hot sauce on his pacifier(he can distinguish between habanero, jalapeno and poblano.)  And he has done all of these things...before they were cool.

Among all of these diverse exploits, it becomes clear that LB is the ideal candidate for all manner of labors and services.  To LB, a job description is no mere list of required duties; it is a canvas, and LB is an artist...connoisseur...revolutionary.  It is for these reasons I grant LB my utmost confidence, pride and recommendation.

Sincerely,

BB (big brother)

Lilt Lilt 46-50 54 Responses Jan 26, 2010

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so thats exactly what big brothers are good for. actually thats one of the best letters of recommendation ive read. he knows him.

I don't know how old big brother is,but he writes one helluva letter..indeed an impressiveCV....did this get him the job??
I once put a bowl of creamed spinach on my head..wasn't cool hen,isn't cool now

I'm sure creamed spinach looked pretty good on you.

I had crew cuts after THAT one,or was it the Play Dough incident where I decorated my heead with the stuff; my parents had oceans of patience which you need to wash,coax and cut PD outtta a kids hair!

I got in a lot of trouble as a kid for cutting my friends hair. I would have loved that job!

I said they were patient...but they were lesss joyful than resigned. Later when we were kids we had iced Tea every (Summer) night..there was usuallyy a "spill"
My dad said,"Somebody doees it every night!" We'd laugh,until he said,"Don't just stand there,get a sponge!"

I have 3 sons and a husband. There is always a spill. Lots of patience.

"Somebody does it EVERY night was kind of a family joke....sometimes I wonder what a sister would have "brought to the table"....

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What a brilliant Big brother! I wonder if I got one like him... Hmmmm....

Hurl, you and Big Brother would make good friends...you both like to use those big words!

Some might call it nepotism.......

Papri, Big Brother just gave Little Brother a lesson on how to mow the lawn.<br />
No resume necessary. That job was inherited. :-)

Thats was so cool reference letter...he would get the best jobs ever :)

Thank you so very much. To the lovely friends who reminded me today, what is the best part of EP. I needed that.

Hooray for Cheapface Ugg pushers!

I won't "like up" their story (don't want to encourage them) but yeah!!

Good point, Woman. I have to say, I enjoyed revisiting it myself :-)

every cloud ... ((hugs))

give the spam a break lilt ... I'd never have found this great story if it hadn't been for them!! lol ... just wonderful ... your boys must be an inspiration to you!

*raises hand like arnold horschak* me too!! me too!!

LMAO...too funny.

Hurldog, the biggest disappointment was the teacher never gave the kids any homework.<br />
As time went on, I realized this was because she didn't want to spend her time grading it.<br />
It was a hard transition for my son this past year, with a teacher who gave LOTS of homework.

That teacher was a disappointment in many ways, Hurldog.<br />
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Glad you stopped by, Nelladell. Our three sons definitely keep us on our toes!

This whole thing is sooo bizarre and unbelievable and wonderful. The incredible letter your boy wrote is -- incredible. Kudos to his parents.

I am deeply disappointed by the lackluster response of the teacher.....maybe she was jealous because SHE never got a letter of recommendation like this........or maybe you should count your blessings that she didn't file a 51A for the hotsauce on the pacifier trick.

Cab, I was so worried about the difference in age. Would they, could they, have some sort of brotherly relationship??? It's actually turning out beautifully.

What a boy! Both of them of course, but I love the vociferous and erudite young man who obviously has a soft-spot for his LB. Great kids, got it from a close relative hmmm?

Knuckleheads, or clowns, you know who I'm talking about, hillbilly :-)<br />
We laugh a lot around here, sometimes to keep from crying.

Oh man I'm glad this rolled up on the recent activity roster. Talk bout startin the day with a grin.<br />
Tell me you got this saved hard copy somewhere so LB can look at it from time to time when he needs to. We all need a letter like this from time to time.<br />
Here it's 'knuckleheads' stead of clowns ... but sounds like the concept's the same. We're never too busy to laugh at ourselves. Kids learn by example, wonky one. Looks like you a helluva demonstrator.

Boby6, I'm glad you enjoyed the letter. He's got his little brother figured out for sure.<br />
"...whose actions often defy explanation or definition." <br />
Ain't that the truth!!!

ahhaahhahaha that was one of the funniest letter i have ever read. It continued to get funny the more you read which makes it even better. Best part is "The common man cannot comprehend him, because he is uncommon- a rare type of person, if you will. One often reserved for fantasy and fiction." I'm definitely gonna be saying that to explain myself for now on, too good.

wonderful.... also I love your puppet avatars

wow he really writes well

I'd hire both the kids. LB for board eraser and BB for my PR :)

You are quite correct, Squigglefish. <br />
Compost!

hehe...LB is full of stunts alright! He's the kind of kid that waits quietly outside the bathroom door, then jumps out, shrieks, and scares you. Everyday :-/<br />
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BB is a psych major, Dex. Go figure.

I would hire LB in an instant as a stuntman, Lilt. And BB has a very bright future in store for him as a copywriter; he could sell anything.<br />
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Some of the teachers described in the comments seem like incompetent haridans! Talk about "old school"!

Lauren and Sahira, I know you get what I'm talking about. I'm really proud of my little guy, for it was him that made all the adjustments this school year. She did not budge on a damned thing. We know that May 21 will arrive and then we will be on our way.

Grunt, she drives a Jaguar. <br />
I rest my case.