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Friday, May 7, 2010

~Happy Mother's Day.... Early~

I knew I wouldn't have time to post this weekend so I'm sending out my wishes a little early. I want to wish everyone a Very Special and Happy Mother's Day . I will be spending the day with my mom. We will be going to church together and then she is coming to my house for a delicious dinner complete with fresh home made strawberry pie.

I wanted to share this story with you that was sent to me in an email. I'm sorry but I do not know who the author is or I would give them proper credit for it. I hope you all enjoy reading this.

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 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.

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's wrong with the world today. It just doesn't have enough mean moms!
Happy Mother's Day to Mean Moms Everywhere!!


  1. Happy Mother's Day to you and to your Mom!!


  2. Amy, you almost made me cry :) Thank you for sharing the story - it is awesome!

  3. Happy Mother's Day , Amy. Have a beautiful day with your mom :)

    Hugs-from 'one of those mean moms'! ;)

  4. Nice story Amy. I want to thank you for sharing your kindness on my comments. I'm sorry to say I lost the comment but i did get to read it. Thank you so much. Happy Mother's Day and Blessings to you. Janice

  5. Amy how wonderful...thanks for posting this great story.
    Happy Mother's Day....enjoy!

  6. I hope you and your mom have a good time celebrating together. Happy Mother's Day!

  7. Happy Mothers Day Amy!
    Thanks for sharing this great story! It gave me goose bumbs. I had a mean mom, and I am a mean mom myself! Wouldn't have it any other way!

    Prim Blessings,

  8. Great post, I've heard this before and read it to my kids! LOL! Happy Mother's Day!


  9. LOVE this post!!! I think I'm a mean mom also! But I really need to get meaner to my daughter to get her to really keep her room a little neater! I find it easier to just close the door and not go inside! Terrible.

    Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

  10. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. This 'Mom' story rings so true. TFS.

  11. All of my children have told me I am a mean mom. Only one has thanked me for being the mean mom. That one has a child of their own. In time and when they all have their own children to worry about they will eat their words then. Til then I just keep loveing them all.

  12. I had that same post on Mother's Day, Amy! It's so true and I'm glad to have had a "mean mom" and proud to be one too! Hope you had a great Mother's Day!


  13. I'm printing this out today, because my daughter really thinks I'm being really mean to her lately. But she is so trying my patience!!!

    Thank you for your comments on my blog today!

  14. I just stopped by to say hi, Amy! Hope you're having a great day!

    I was thinking of you when I was outside planting a bush and working on some flowers....thinking of how I always enjoyed the pictures that you showed of the outside of your home (inside too), but I always thought your outside looked especially neat and it stayed in my mind!