Dear Mom and Dad,

My hands are little —
I don’t mean to spill my milk,

My legs are short —
Please – slow down so I can keep up with you,

When I touch something bright and shiny,
Please don’t slap my hands.

Please look at me when I talk to you.
I just need to know you’re listening.

Let me make mistakes without feeling stupid —
My feelings are delicate.

Please don’t expect the bed I made to be perfect —
Just Love me for trying.

Remember, I am a child — not an adult.
Sometimes I don’t understand the things you say.
Please just love me for being me,
Not for the things I can do.
I love you mom and dad. You’re all I have.

– Unknown