A Post For You Mean Moms

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by randallewis, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. randallewis

    randallewis New Member

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    Mean Moms

    Someday when my children are old enough to
    understand the logic that motivates a parent, I will
    tell them, as my Mean Mom told me: I loved you
    enough . . . to ask where you were going, with whom,
    and what time you would be home.

    I loved you enough to be silent and let you
    discover that your new best friend was a creep.

    I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours
    while you cleaned your room, a job that should have taken 15 minutes.

    I loved you enough to let you see anger,
    disappointment, and tears in my eyes. Children must
    learn that their parents aren't perfect.

    I loved you enough to let you assume the
    responsibility for your actions even when the
    penalties were so harsh they almost broke my heart.

    But most of all, I loved you enough . . . to say
    NO when I knew you would hate me for it.

    Those were the most difficult battles of all. I'm
    glad I won them, because in the end you won, too.
    And someday when your children are old enough to
    understand the logic that motivates parents, you will tell them.

    Was your Mom mean? I know mine was. 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, empty the trash
    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 and had
    eyes in the back of her head. 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 other's
    property or ever arrested for any crime. It was all her fault.

    Now that we have left home, we are all educated,
    honest adults. We are doing our best to be mean
    parents just like Mom was.

    I think that is what's wrong with the world today.
    It just doesn't have enough mean moms!


    PASS THIS ON TO ALL THE MEAN MOTHERS YOU KNOW.
    (And Their Kids!!!)
     
  2. punkin570

    punkin570 New Member

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    thanks for sharing that post....was a good one.
     

  3. anchorpuller

    anchorpuller New Member

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    Excellent post. Makes me proud to be a "mean mother".

    The eating twinkies and candy for meals is one that hits true to the target at my house! They think it's totally unfair for me to make them eat "real" food. They explain it doesn't leave them room for the junk! :smile2:


    Can't wait til they hit adolesence :eek:oooh:
     
  4. oldgrowler

    oldgrowler New Member

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    Great post, thanks for sharing.

    Yep yep I was one of them Mean MOMS too. :wink:
     
  5. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    I liked that, Thanks for the post.
     
  6. CatFishingFinatic

    CatFishingFinatic New Member

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    Great post! Now that I have seen that, I guess I can say I was a mean Mom too, and I am darn proud to have been a mean Mom.
     
  7. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    If I had a dollar for all the times Tara said "You're mean" to me when she was a kid I could have probably paid for her college with it!
    She's 24 now and we have the best relationship a dad and daughter could have...W
     
  8. philly'swife

    philly'swife New Member

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    Mean Mom here aswell. Thanks for the post.
     
  9. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Thanks for the great post. As a public educator, I can attest to the fact that we need more MEAN MOMS!!! Too many parents are concerned with being their kids frinds and acting cool rather than parenting.
     
  10. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Hats off to all our mean moms. hope we can be as mean too.
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Following those guide line I would have to rate my mom as mean. I'm sure proud she raised me with all that wisdom and love.:smile2: