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Mom shares hilarious card daughter gave to her preschool teacher

The card had just enough blank space for Ruby to draw a picture for her teacher.
Ruby Williams wanted to make a card for her teacher, so she dug into her mom's desk to get started.
Ruby Williams wanted to make a card for her teacher, so she dug into her mom's desk to get started.Courtesy Brinn Williams
/ Source: TODAY

When Brinn Williams got a text message from her daughter's school director on Wednesday, she was not prepared for what was about to be shared.

"The minute her school texted, I was like, 'Oh no, Ruby is sick'," 33-year-old mom in central Nebraska told TODAY Parents.

As it turns out, Ruby's teacher was curious about a card the little girl brought to preschool.

The director of Ruby's school reached out to Williams with an update from the classroom.
The director of Ruby's school reached out to Williams with an update from the classroom.Courtesy Brinn Williams

"Ruby loves to draw and color and create cards for everyone," Williams said. "Last night, she asked if she could use some of my stationery. I have rainbow stationery so I was like 'Sure, of course, go ahead.'"

Williams said she had forgotten she had a box of cards out on her desk.

"She goes and does this almost every single night, so I had no reason to believe the card wasn’t going to look how it normally looks," Williams said. "I didn’t look it over before she put it in her backpack."

So when Williams got a text about the card, she was a little nervous.

"I think she was hoping I connected the dots myself," Williams said on the text.

The preschooler had, indeed, skipped the rainbow cards for something more colorful.

“A best friend you can have sex with,” the meant-for-adults card said on the outside. “How great is that?”

"A best friend you can have sex with," the card said on the outside. "How great is that?"
"A best friend you can have sex with," the card said on the outside. "How great is that?"Courtesy Brinn Williams

"I was like 'Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry, I’m so embarrassed'," Williams said. "I see these things happen to other parents and I’m like 'Yeah, that doesn’t really happen.' And now I’m like 'Well, yep it does, because I’m seeing it firsthand right now.'"

The director of the school told Williams it made her laugh.

“Ruby was adamant she had asked permission to use it and the teacher was like, ‘Are we sure about that?’” Williams said. “I did confirm that Ruby asked permission, I just did not check her work.”

But it gets better.

"The director of the school program is my husband's boss' wife," Williams told TODAY, adding her husband, Josh, was mortified. "I thought he was going to die."

Brinn Williams and her daughter, Ruby, 5.
Brinn Williams and her daughter, Ruby, 5.Courtesy Brinn Williams

Williams surmised what attracted her daughter to this particular card.

"She can’t read, but my guess is that she saw a card with a lot of blank area to draw her picture," Williams explained. "In the card she wrote 'I love you,' so she knows how to write some words."

To prevent any future artistic mishaps, Williams plans to make a special space for Ruby to create.

"I'm going to tell her, 'Hey, I'll show you the box of stationery you can pull from and that's the box you can use for cards,'" Williams said.

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