A mum has gone viral after she decided to post on Facebook the advice she gave to her young daughter who had just been dumped. Unfortunately, the advice didn’t quite go to plan once she heard the full story!
Jenny Tompkins took to Facebook when she found herself picking up the pieces of her eight-year-old daughter Millie’s breakup.
As she tried to lift her little girl’s spirits she shared some advice that she thought would make everything better. However, the mum was never expecting the plot twist.
The mum wrote: “I’ve spent the last hour or so comforting my 8yr old daughter Millie.
“For the last 6 plus months, Millie has had an on / off relationship with the 7yr old little boy next door. (I don’t want to use his real name so I’ll call him Joe Bloggs). Obviously they’re far too young for a real boyfriend/girlfriend relationship but they’d play together, occasionally hold hands, and blow each other kisses over the hedge.
“All very cute and lovely.
“Joe Bloggs has just dumped Millie from over the garden fence and she is HEARTBROKEN. We’ve had endless tears, lots of snot and lots of cuddles..
“Now anyone who knows me, knows I’m not very tactful. I don’t do the whole mushy stuff, and I definitely don’t sugar coat s**t.
“Had this been one of my own girlfriends who had been cowardly dumped by her fella, I’d have known exactly what to do. I’d have wiped her tears, poured her a glass of wine and told her in no uncertain terms that she absolutely had to f**k his dad. Unfortunately when you’re dealing with an 8yr old with a glass of apple juice at a picnic table…. Not appropriate.
“I chose to just let Millie vent her feelings. I let her be upset, I let her be angry and I sent Daddy to the shop for some chocolate.
“Joe Bloggs had revealed to Millie that he was dumping her for another girl. Apparently, they’ve been talking lots and he’s in love with her and when they’re all ‘grown-up’, they’re going to have lots of babies.
“When she started to calm down, I wanted to try and make her smile.”
She continued: “To try and make Millie giggle, I got out the pens and paper and we drew a picture of Millie AND Joe Bloggs’ new girlfriend. We drew Millie as a princess and the new girlfriend all ugly and icky. We gave her a snout for a nose and googly eyes and Millie even gave her a big hairy face.
“By the end of the picture Millie was beaming and back to my happy little girl.
“It was only when Millie declared she was off to give his new ‘girlfriend’ the picture herself that I was suddenly confused…
“Turns out Joe Bloggs’ new girlfriend is Millie’s 8yr old sister Vienna.
“Millie took great pleasure in showing Vienna the picture that her AND MUMMY had drawn of her, including details of how Mummy said she probably ate worms for breakfast, has hairy toes and bogies in her ears.
“One 8yr old is my best friend. The other 8yr old poured her juice into my cuppa and called me a meanie fathead.
“Joe f****ing Bloggs has a lot to answer for and Mummy has making up to do whilst trying to keep the peace between sisters.”
Since the story has been shared onto Facebook, it has amassed over 5,900 likes, 6,800 comments and over 20,000 shares.
People commented on the post, saying how it had brought a smile to their faces. Whilst some had similar stories to share of their own.
Who else has given their kids some advice that didn’t quite go to plan?