AnnaMarie Houlis
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Jennifer Garner is arguably one of the most relatable celebrity moms out there. She's always posting photos of herself carrying a million things (baseball hats, school papers, water bottles and more) getting out of the car with her three kids, Violet, 12, Seraphina, nine, and Samuel, six. She's helped her daughters sell Girl Scout cookies outside of grocery stores, and she's spoken again and again about how she faces the same pressures as all working moms. But I think she's just reached her most relatable.  

Garner shared a photo of a note her daughter Seraphina left for her. A passive-aggressive note, no less. 

"When I grow up, I want to be a fun-killing mom, just like you," the note read.

Let's take a second to at least acknowledge the perfect punctuation this nine-year-old pulled off before we move on. Okay.

Garner posted the photo of the note with the caption: "Is this a nine year old burn? Or the ultimate compliment? #funkillingmom??‍ #illtakealovenotehoweveritcomes."

Photo via Instagram

And parents everywhere chimed in.

"Every Mom, everywhere can relate! Stay strong ?" one parent wrote.

"Couple yrs back on vacation (no less) my 11 and 13 yo girls dubbed me the 'buzz killer,'" one mom wrote. "Still pretty proud of that. #buzzkillingmom #killingitonewayoranother."

Another shared: "Hysterical. My son used to threaten to call Oprah on me (homework). He’s 28 now ?????????"

And another wrote: "My little used to call me the 'Fun Police'... stop fun in its tracks at every turn."

Many parents noted that getting hate from your kids is all part of the job.

"My son called my husband and I 'dream crushers' and was super annoyed that we found that hilarious," said one mom. "We still say it. #dreamcrushers"

Another wrote that "fun killing is the best part of motherhood."

Fun-killer, buzz-killer, fun police, dream-crusher, the list goes on.

Other moms threw in some notes they've received from their own kids such as, "I don’t mean to be mean but, I hate you."

Love letters come in all types. At least moms have the internet now to laugh about it together.

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AnnaMarie Houlis is a feminist, a freelance journalist and an adventure aficionado with an affinity for impulsive solo travel. She spends her days writing about women’s empowerment from around the world. You can follow her work on her blog, HerReport.org, and follow her journeys on Instagram @her_report, Twitter @herreport and Facebook.

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