Sunday, May 13, 2007

World Needs More 'Mean' Mothers- Updated 5/15/07

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 than other kids had too. Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times.

You would 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 but 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 lay 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 life was really tough.

She 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 others property, or ever arrested for any crime. It was all her fault. We never got drunk, took up smoking, stayed out all night, or a million other things other kids did.

Sundays were reserved for church, and we never missed once. We knew better than to ask to spend the night with a friend on Saturdays.

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 our mom was. The world just doesn't have enough mean moms anymore.- Steve Heese

Happy Mother's Day to all the caring (and 'mean') mothers out there! We honor you on this day and hopefully all year long!

UPDATED-Seems Paris Hilton's parents were not mean enough, if at all- new pic surfaced of her smoking a joint at a concert.

Maybe jail will help her-

nah, it's a slap on that pretty little wrist.


Elizabeth said...

Thanks! I'm a mom in the middle of being mean (especially with my teens) and I appreciate the shout out. Now I just have to hold on tight till my kids realize how nice it is to have someone who actually cares about who they are and what they do (or don't, I hope!).

Jungle Mom said...

Thanks for the compliment.. I think? LOL! I had a mean mom, and I am a mean mom!

Pastor David said...

elizabeth- thanks for doing what you are doing for your kids- they will appreciate it one day-

jungle mom- it is the nned of the hour- keep at it!

Ontario Emperor said...

I remember reading that when Paris was sentenced, her mom was storming around, raving about the unfairness of it all. While we each bear responsibility for our own action, and while I don't know the women, it appears that Paris certainly wasn't helped by those who raised her...