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This Mother’s Tough Ultimatum To Her Son Goes Viral

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  •  September 19, 2015


A single mom, Estella Havisham’s letter to her son has gone viral for all the right reasons. In the letter, she is hinting toward her son’s habits that make her angry.

She takes charge and tells him loud and clear how he is supposed to act while at home.

Hey Folks! If you are even the least bit curious about the background of this letter, here is a link to what lead up to…

Posted by Heidi Johnson on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Here’s the transcription:

Dear Aaron,

Since you seem to have forgotten that you are only 13 and I’m the parent, and that you won’t be controlled, I guess you will need to learn a lesson in independence. Also, as you threw in my face that you are making money now, it will be easier to buy back all the items I bought for you in the past.

If you would like your lamp/lightbulbs or access to the internet, you will need to pay your share of costs:

Rent: $430

Electricity: $116

Internet: $21

Food: $150

Also you will need to empty the trash Mon, Wed & Friday as well as sweep and vacuum those days. You will need to keep your bathroom clean weekly, prepare your own meals and clean up after yourself. If you fail to do so I will charge you a $30 maid fee for every day I have to do it.

If you decide you would rather be MY CHILD again instead of a roommate, we can negotiate terms.



After this letter, she revealed how her son came to her apologizing and asking what he could do to earn his things back like his electronics and clothes.

In an open note that she later wrote, she explains, “Let’s get serious! I am not going to put my 13 year old on the street if he can’t pay his half of the rent. I am not wanting him to pay anything. I want him to take pride in his home, his space, and appreciate the gifts and blessings we have. I wrote him a “bill” to make a point. Nothing comes free. He wants the perks of growing up without the responsibility that comes with it.”

Estella, you are one tough mother.

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