Thursday, December 9, 2010

One More Thing About Mean Moms And Then I Will Quit.

My cyber friend Chelsea left a comment on my post about The Meanest Mom in the World that I just have to share.   It comes from the blog of her friend Cherie in New Mexico.  

This describes the meanest mom to a tee -- yup, it's me.  

From an unknown author:
"We had the meanest mother in the whole world!
While other kids ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast. When others had a Pepsi and a Twinkie for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches. And you can guess our mother fixed us a dinner that was different from what other kids had too.
Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times. You'd think we were convicts in a prison. She had to know who our friends were and what we were doing with them. She insisted that if we said we would be gone for an hour, we would be gone for an hour or less.
We were ashamed to admit it, but she had the nerve to break the Child Labor Laws by making us work. We had to wash the dishes, make the beds, learn to cook, vacuum the floor, do laundry, and all sorts of cruel jobs. I think she would lie awake at night thinking of more things for us to do.
She always insisted on us telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. By the time we were teenagers, she could read our minds.
Then, life was really tough! Mother wouldn't let our friends just honk the horn when they drove up. They had to come up to the door so she could meet them. While everyone else could date when they were 12 or 13, we had to wait until we were 16.
Because of our mother we missed out on lots of things other kids experienced. None of us have ever been caught shoplifting, vandalizing another's property, or ever arrested for any crime. It was all her fault.
Now that we have left home, we are all God-fearing, educated, honest adults. We are doing our best to be mean parents just like mom was. I think that's what's wrong with the world today. It just doesn't have enough mean moms anymore."

P.S.  Just so you know . . . this picture . . . it's Eden mocking my "I mean it" face.   And you can see that it looks an awful lot like me when I'm in Mean Mom mode.   Sad --he's got it down to a science.


Jenni said...

he has "the look" down pat!

funny how hey know us so well! scary actually!

was cracking up at the meanest mom pageant! now that kinda pageant i would pay money to watch!

Kristi said...

this morning my oldest missed his bus- he usually does, because he can usually get a ride with someone else, but he missed that too, and dad was home, and said he had to walk to school- not sure how far it is, but probably a 25 minute walk. I felt so bad for him. I thought my van was stuck behind the car- which is a standard, so I don't drive it, but I could have gotten it out. meanest parents ever right here! ( to top that off, it is really cold here. so mean)