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Mean Moms ( a poem just for laughs)

Posted by on Dec. 1, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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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 tot 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 whole world!  While other kids ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast. 
When other kids 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 or cruel jobs.
I think she would lie awake at night thinking of more things for us to do.
She always insist 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 is wrong with the world today.  It just doesn't have enough Mean Moms!

Blessings,
 Tami D.



 

by on Dec. 1, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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VPMarineMomBeth
by Member on Dec. 2, 2011 at 9:13 AM

 I didn't know what to think of this post by the subject line. Renee called her bm "mean mom."

mrswolfs
by New Member on Dec. 3, 2011 at 12:26 AM

Loved this and did steal it for my facebook status. Hope you don't mind.


mayhay111
by New Member on Dec. 6, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Too funny Tami! I love it!

MKsGrammie
by New Member on Dec. 12, 2011 at 9:43 AM
I'm seeing the fruits of my meaness as my oldest daughter is raisin my grandchildren. How blessed I am. And how blessed my grandchildren are to have a mean mom as well!
Raysbaby79
by on Dec. 12, 2011 at 9:46 AM

I love it

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