While Ross and I were building our home we resided with Ross's parents. My Mother in law had the privileged of hearing how "MEAN" I am on a daily basis. At that time our little darlings were 7, 4 and a newborn. Obviously the 7 and 4 year old were the two voicing their feelings about my meanness- and I would just bet the newborn was egging it on in her own way. So my Mother in law bought this cute saying for me and I wanted to share it with you- just in case your kids think your mean also!
A mean mother never allows candy or sweets to take the place of a well balanced meal.
(I totally failed on this one!)
A mean mother insists on knowing where her children are at all times, who their friends are, and what they do.
(This is Baylie's current gripe about her mother-)
A mean mother breaks the Child Labor Law by making her children work- washing dishes, making beds, learning to cook and doing other cruel and unpleasant chores.
(Some days I am a lot meaner than other days! Today I forced Jayce to clean up the plastic eggs that he threw in the living room, along with the jelly beans that were once inside them- it was cruel and unpleasant- but I know he will think twice before he does that again.)
A mean mother makes life miserable for her children by insisting that they always tell the truth.
(And sometimes only a mother knows when they are fibbing!- I don't mind calling them out on that!)
A mean mother will smile with secret delight and pride when she hears her own grandchildren call their parents "mean."
(I cant wait!!!)
What the world needs now are more "mean Mothers... and Fathers."