Threatening to cancel a birthday party lest the children start to behave is not a new trick in the parenting handbook. But after issuing her son Tate with a warning, Wagga Wagga mum-of-two Simone O’Mara has been rewarded with a beautiful response to the age-old threat.
“For my birthday I just want family, no presents, no celebrations, none of that stuff even no going out, just family,” Tate’s handwritten letter begins. “My apologies to all the things that I did in the past, whinging and fighting has to end. I’ve tried my best to have not whinged and not fight.”