Dearest America,I'd write a letter to America Singer from The Selection and tell her to raise her kids better because Eadlyn is horrible. #RandomYAParty— Rachel (@yaperfectionist) June 21, 2015
Although we've had our differences, I come to you in peace. I come to you with a plea. You don't know me (yet), but I'm from the future. I have an urgent matter that I must bring to your attention. What I'm about to tell you could alter the future as we know it. It's a risk I need to take though because nothing can be much worse than it is now.
You're going to have a daughter. Her name is Eadlyn. First of all, the name choice. Really? How the heck does one even pronounce it? Second, she. is. horrible. I'm sorry to offend your future offspring, but it is crucial that I share these shocking truths with you. All of Illéa is royally pissed off at your daughter and only you can fix this. How might you ask? By raising her better. Sorry to critique your parenting skills before you've technically even started, but whatever you do in your future was not enough.
Now you might think I'm overreacting, but I can assure you I am not. I've included a detailed profile of your daughter. Warning, these statements are brutally honest. It shames me to say that your daughter has fallen far from the tree. Someone must have knocked the apple off the proverbial tree and punted it into the next orchard field. To start, your daughter complains all the time. Life is so hard for her. She has someone to wait on her hand and foot and has never had to do a stitch of manual labor. She probably can't even do her own laundry. She hasn't experienced half of the hardships you have. That's not her fault, but maybe showing her a bit more perspective and telling her what your life was like would make her more thankful for what she has. She's so ungrateful!
Eadlyn is completely selfish. She is jealous of every bit of happiness people have and wants the sun to rise and set at her command. She wants everyone and everything to revolve around her. For example, your son has a great relationship with another girl, yet Eadlyn attempts to persuade him to ditch the girl just so he'll stay at the palace with Eadlyn!! Gosh forbid her brother have any source of happiness not coming from herself. How utterly selfish. Maybe having her share her toys and play nice with others in her youth would solve this problem. And don't put her up on a pedestal. Stop feeding her ego. Her desire for attention stems from the lack of attention she was given as a child. Be attentive! I know queen-ing is probably difficult work, but you've got to be a mother first.
“You have a job, just like everyone in the world. Stop acting like it makes you more or less than anyone else.”Eadlyn is completely unfeeling and rude. She treats everyone like crap and then cries when she realizes no one likes her. I wonder if she even has emotions sometimes... Her sadistic nature horrifies me as well. If she can't be nice to people, then how is she going to rule the nation? You have to be likable and compassionate.
"This is strange," I said, picking up one of he applications. "I don't want to be judgmental, but look at this. I caught three different spelling mistakes for this one."
Mom took the form. "It's possible he was nervous."
"Or an idiot," I offered.
"Why were you so harsh? For a few you simply said 'no' or flicked your hand."
I tried not to let the worry show on my face. At the time those things had seemed kind of funny.
Your daughter wrongly believes she's better than everyone else just because she's a princess. That title doesn't mean ____ if she doesn't do anything good with it. You need to instill good, moral beliefs in that child. Ones where she doesn't believe she's God and that everyone should worship the ground she walks on. She needs to learn that being a princess does not give her the right to be a whiny, self-absorbed brat who can look down on everyone else. She's elitist and blames everyone else for her problems. Don't spoil the girl, and don't let her believe she's better than other people because of her title.
“I fully believed my current state was not my fault, not even in the slightest. I knew who to point the finger at, and they were all other Schreaves. I blamed Mom and Dad for not being able to get the country under control and forcing me into this situation, and I blamed Ahren for trying to get me to consider these boys in the first place.”
“I’m smart and beautiful and strong. I don’t need to be rescued.”
“Love did nothing but break down defenses, and I could not afford that.”
“Didn't they know who I was, what they'd trained me for? I was Eadlyn Schreave. No one was more powerful than me.”I hope you'll take all I've said into serious consideration. The future of Illéa rests in your capable hands.
Wishing you all the best,