Tuesday, February 17, 2009

How to Be a Mean Mother

So today over at SITS, the featured blog is Straight From the Heart. She has a post titled "I'm a Mean Mother...and Proud of it!" Go over to SITS to check it out.

Anyway, I enjoyed her post and it reminded me of a poem I love - so I decided to share it today! There's kind of a funny story behind me coming across this poem. Several years back as hubby and I were shopping on a weekend get-away, we came across a framed copy of this poem, and decided it was a perfect Mother's Day gift for my mom. On Mothers day, as I watched my mom open her gift, she read it and thanked me, but with a funny little twinkle in her eye. I then proceded to open my gift from her and my dad (I know why should THEY give ME a gift for Mother's day, right?), guess what they gave me? YUP, a framed copy of the same poem!!

How to Be a Mean Mother
A mean mother never allows candy or sweets
to take the place of a well balanced meal.
A mean mother insists on knowing where her
children are at all times, who their friends are
and what they do.
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.
A mean mother makes life miserable for
offspring by insisting that they always tell the truth.
A mean mother has teenagers who are
wiser and more sensible.
A mean mother can smile with secret delight
and pride when she hears her grandchildren
call their parents "mean".
What the world needs now are more Mean Mothers!
Author Unknown


RazzberryMomma said...

Beautiful Poem! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

RamblingMother said...

totally agree!! congrats on your SITS sauciness!

CDB said...

Popped over from SITS, I'm still figuring out what to do over there and decided to check out those links. I love your design.

Great poem! This makes me feel better..about being (occasionally) mean!

Anonymous said...

I love this poem and am a proud member of the "Mean Mothers" Club!

Tanielle said...

I am SO proud to be a mean mother!! And to have a mean mother friend!

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Popping in from SITS to congratulate you on being SAUCY!

Amy Ellen said...

Honestly, I was hesitant to read this post... how can we justify mean? I didn't see what was coming. Great post!

Tiffany said...

I LOVE that poem, I don't feel so bad being a mean mother anymore~

Brittany said...

Enjoy your Saucy week!!

Michelle said...

That is so true! Congrats on having a Saucy blog SITSter! :)

Kristina said...

How cute! I will be printing this out and putting it on my fridge. :)

Shawn said...

I love that!

I always knew I was a mean Mom, I can't wait fro the day to come when my girls can appreciate it!

Jennifer said...

Needed to run across this tonight as my son just told me that I'm mean and that he doesn't love me anymore.
I made him apologize for being mean to me.
Was that mean?

Tiffany said...

That's a great poem! Congrats on your saucy week!

amy & lisa said...

Here from SITS.
That's a really cool poem. Thanks for sharing it.

Girly Stuff said...

Then I'm a real b*tch!

I love the poem! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Hooray for mean moms!

I'm such a mean mom...they told me so at bedtime tonight!

Green said...

Visiting from SITS, congrats on being saucy!

mommy4life said...

I'm proud to say I am a mean mom!

Congrats on your saucy week.

betty-NZ said...

I'm a mean stepmom. Hope that counts!

Betsy Eves @JavaCupcake said...

This is great :)

Sheila said...

YAY!!! So glad I'm not the only "mean mom" out there!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy being "saucy"! Love the poem!