Maybe neither of you will need this information but I want you to know that they helped me

 

Photo: Sarah Melling

Dear Leo and Miller,

In my last letter, I wrote to you about politics and so to balance that out I am going to show you two seemingly trivial articles that I read which changed my life. One is about tidying up and the other is about reducing the amount of clothes you own. Maybe neither of you will need this information but I want you to know that they helped me claw back a small amount of control and calm when my life was in the midst of chaos. Brought on by the perfect storm that is finding myself with two babies and not being a naturally tidy or organised person. I needed some help. Clear and practical instructions.

Also this letter needs to be short because both of you are off nursery (Leo you have chicken pox and Miller you appear to have sympathy chicken pox, so most of the symptoms but no actual spots) and I have no time to write more.

Love Fa.

x

Photo: Sarah Melling

Photo: Sarah Melling

This letter was written by Sarah Melling for her son and daughter. You can read more of her letters, a project inspired by John Steinbeck’s letter to his son, through her blog here.

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