TODAY | November 30, 2012
>> did you see this, daddy dearest, a letter from a 67-year-old retired british naval officer in england who has three adult children in their 3s, one of them 40, expressing his bitter disappointment in them and it's gone viral. here's part of it, i can now tell you that i for one, and i sense mum feels the same, have had enough of being forced to live through the never-ending bad dream of our children's underachievement and domestic ineptitudes. one of the kids, they are not pleased about this, exactly, leaked it to a newspaper and that's why we have it publicly.
>> the letter goes on. the dad says i want to hear no more from any of until if you feel inclined you have a success or an achievement or a realistic plan for the support and happiness of your children to tell me about so he's like cutting them off.
>> the good thing is he waited until christmas so that's nice.
>> how do you feel about it? i do think there's something to tough love. i do think you have to not always coddle your children. these are adults, know that they haven't perhaps had all the success in life. they already know that they failed in things.
>> they,didn't come out of nowhere. one of the doubters is still talking to the father and she's like this is awful, can't believe he did this, it's all true. it's totally true, totally true, but i can't believe he did it, but it's true.
>> and it's not like he didn't post this on facebook, wrote it privately to the kids and they went public to it.
>> for everybody to see.
>> i think there's some other issues going on here.
>> seems like it.
>> i feel like we got the entire story.
>> and by the way, one of the children who is not speaking to the parents went out publicly and said it's the parents' fault still that we turned out the way we did, so blame the parents again.
>> there's something called therapy.
>> the british have the same problems.
>> take two, scary mommy portrait, can all relate to this. your killed draw adds picture of you, there's pride and there's joy and there's some horror. a woman named jill smokeler has a website called scarymommy.com and collects and posts these mom portraits, pieces of art, if you want to call them that.
>> her idea came about when her son ben drew a picture of her. everybody thought she looked like honey boo boo 's mom.
>> she adds the captions on the website. some of the other ones.
>> i read the note last night. i was like, i don't have kids yet and how bad could this be, and then i saw the pictures, yikes.
>> in fairness to kids, their proportions are a little off.
>> caricatures. i had josh, do this as your assignment, draw a picture of me. i didn't tell him what it was for.
>> he draws me sitting on a throne with a crown on my head that says bow down now, what does that say?
>> i think we know what it says.
>> i don't think there's much to figure out.
>> i didn't tell him what it was about.
>> josh figured it out. do kids see the truth?
>> speaking of the great santini, what's going on at your house, natalie.
>> giving me a manicure and pedicure make sure my beer is poured for me.
>> i think he was doing it in gest.
>> i think so, too.
>> we want to see your own kids' mommy portrait so send them in to today.com. bough down now, you, you royal subjects.
>> and take three.
>> that was awful.
>> she doth protest too much .
>> we all remember susan boyle on "britain's got talent" and another singer on a french challenge show that's gone viral. rachel is 24 years old.
>> that's susan .
>> now you see this woman. take a look at this woman who is about to start singing.
>> susan .
>> she's going to sing something classical, very prim and proper.
>> not so much. try a death metal song.
>> at the end of the song, probably the best part, she finishes. you goes merci.
>> a very elegant merc sdpli th.
>> that voice goes with your portrait.
>> the judge was like no.
>> death metal coming there, didn't see it.
>>> and the bonus take, holiday oreos.
>> these look good.
>> gingerbread man oreo over here.
>> sounds good.
>> and this is the oreo candy cane .
>> and if you open it up, that's how you eat your oreo .
>> go ahead and get in there.
>> i like the gingerbread.
>> the candy cane is not bad.
>> i like it, but i'm a sucker for the original, you know what i mean ?
>> nothing better than dipping them in milk.
>> i'm going to mix them up.
>> my kid would lick it and then be like now you have it?