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Friday, May 4, 2018

I Had the "Meanest Mother In The World"

This was found framed in a thrift store:

I Had the "Meanest Mother In The World"...

*While other kids had candy for breakfast, I had to eat cereal, eggs and toast.  While other kids had cakes and candy for lunch, I had a sandwich.  As you can guess, my dinner was different from other kid's dinners, too.

 * My mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times.  You'd think we were on a chain gang or something.She had to know who our friends were and what we were doing.

* I am ashamed to admit it, but she actually had the nerve to break the child labor laws.  She made us work! We had to wash dishes, do chores and learn how to cook and mow the yard. That woman must have stayed awake nights thinking up things for us to do.  And she insisted that we tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

*By the time we were teenagers, she was much wiser and our life became more unbearable.  None of this tooting the car horn for us to come running; she embarrassed us to no end by insisting that the
boys come to the door to get us.

* I forgot to mention that most of our friends were allowed to date at the mature age of 12 or 13, but our old fashioned Mother refused to let us date until we were 15,  She really raised a bunch of squares.  None of us was ever arrested for shoplifting or busted for dope.  And who do we have to thank for this? You're right, our Mean Mother.

* I am trying to raise my children to stand a little taller and straighter and I am secretly tickled to pieces when they call me mean. I thank God for giving me the Meanest Mother in the world.  Our country doesn't need a good five cent candy bar.  It needs more Mean Mothers like mine.

Cheers for all of the Meanest Mothers in the world!

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