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    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.



    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!

    16 Comments

    it's hard to be a parent x x

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    well said, it is hard but you have to be a parent and not there best friend.

    That was so spot on. I have just printed it to show my 17 year old Daughter - hopefully she will understand now why she has to be in before it's dark etc.....

    I understand, but to enjoy your childhood is something. One extreme to another.

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    smithers;5138055

    That was so spot on. I have just printed it to show my 17 year old … That was so spot on. I have just printed it to show my 17 year old Daughter - hopefully she will understand now why she has to be in before it's dark etc.....



    haha good luck with that :thumbsup:

    smithers;5138055

    That was so spot on. I have just printed it to show my 17 year old … That was so spot on. I have just printed it to show my 17 year old Daughter - hopefully she will understand now why she has to be in before it's dark etc.....



    lol, good luck with that.

    My 15 yr old daughter doesn't understand any sentence that doesn't contain, "I", "Me" or "mine" :roll:

    kapows;5138075

    haha good luck with that :thumbsup:



    snap lol

    Oh well, it;s worth a shot I suppose - wish me luck - lol

    we did lol

    at 17 arent they much nicer by then?

    Please tell me yes lol

    ClarityofMind;5138146

    we did lolat 17 arent they much nicer by then?Please tell me yes lol



    Nope:-D

    MAIA;5138211

    Nope:-D



    awww heck I'm never gonna survive this lol

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    I was a up my own **** till well er now and I'm 26

    lumoruk;5138391

    I was a up my own **** till well er now and I'm 26



    and girls are way worse than boys in my experience lol

    My son was fine once he'd passed 14, he's 20 now.

    My daughter is 15 and still working on how far she can push before Mum goes insane lol

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    ClarityofMind;5138437

    and girls are way worse than boys in my experience lolMy son was fine … and girls are way worse than boys in my experience lolMy son was fine once he'd passed 14, he's 20 now.My daughter is 15 and still working on how far she can push before Mum goes insane lol



    Well my sister left at 16 because she couldn't stand me and my brother :w00t:

    lumoruk;5138595

    Well my sister left at 16 because she couldn't stand me and my brother … Well my sister left at 16 because she couldn't stand me and my brother :w00t:



    oh you terrors lol

    was she older than you?

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    ClarityofMind;5138628

    oh you terrors lolwas she older than you?



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