Chloe Phillips

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My Message to My Children

Hello there. You are my children and I am your mother writing this to you from the year 2020. I am currently seventeen years old and will be turning eighteen in a few months. I am a senior at the Donoho School, and I have been going here since I was in kindergarten. As a child, I loved to learn and play. What you may not know about me, yet, is the fact that I was adopted from China when I was only a year old. From there, I was raised by two wonderful and loving parents who gave me the most wonderful childhood I could ever want. Your childhood will be maybe the most important stage in your life, so I want you to cherish it along with your teenage years.

You may be wondering what kind of person I am like as a teenager. Well, I love to draw, sing, watch movies, play video games, and listen to music. I like to please people, especially those I am close to. I am very empathic and sensitive so I can tell pretty easily when something is off and often feel it when others around me are down. I love to make people laugh and I don’t like it when my friends or family are upset. I make good grades, I take all AP and honors classes, and I work hard to ensure that I can provide for you. I don’t really know what I want to do at this point in my life, but I hope I chose something you are ultimately proud of. I really want to be someone that you look up to and admire. I want to support you in whatever you want to do or whoever you want. Just make sure that you are not endangering yourself or others, please and thank you.

Enough about me. Tell me more about you. Do you have a lot of friends or do you just have one really close friend? Either way, I hope that I am not your only friend because that would just be sad. Hopefully you play a sport or are in a band or something where you can socialize with other kids because I don’t think it would be very good for you to be around me for extended periods of time. You see, I am very good at acting stupid and embarassing my friends, so hopefully that won’t happen to you. What are your interests? Do you like sports or do you like the arts more? Or do you really like smart things like math? I play the trumpet in the band and I’d say I’m decent at it. I also sing in the choir and act in the theatre department. I tried basketball for three years and cross country for a year, but since I’m neither athletic nor physically coordinated, it would probably be safe to say that I am definitely more so into the arts than sports. If you are interested in sports, however, I can’t promise that I won’t chew out a ref or two should they wrongfully foul you.

Other than hobbies, what else do you like? What kind of music do you listen to? What movies do you like? What are your favorite shows that we watch together? Who’s your favorite singer or actor? Who’s your celebrity crush? Seriously, I want to know. I want to know everything about you. I want to know who you are so that I can better understand you for who you are. Every aspect of your life, including your sense of style, your favorite color, and what you had for breakfast this morning, is important to me. I want to know all of you because I love you and I want to be the best mother I can be for you. Anyways, I hope that you are doing well, kids. If ever you are struggling with anything, please know that you can talk to me about anything! I will always be there for you and I will always love you no matter what. I just want you to be happy with who you are and I want you to love others. Love is one of the most important things in life so I hope you experience it with happiness. I wish you the best. 


Sincerely, Mom 🙂

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