Moms, I have a question for you… Have you ever been called “the meanest mom in the whole world”?
If your answer is “no”, consider yourself lucky. But I have to tell you… it’s probably coming.
If you’re like me (and most moms), and your answer is “yes”, well then, welcome to the club. According to my kids, I’m the “worst”, the “meanest”, and every so often I get, “you’re the most embarrassing mom ever”.
It’s taken some tears, some reading of parenting books, and some enlisting advice from fellow mom friends, but I finally determined that it actually means I am doing a good job. (Or at least I have convinced myself that’s what it means!).
Those “you’re the meanest mom” comments are only yelled when a mom makes a very smart parenting decision. For example, lay out a rule that will stop your child from doing something that could hurt them. Or get them kidnapped. Or lead them down a bad path… You get the point. Basically, it’s when you are doing your job and your kids just don’t like hearing the word “NO”, that they will tell you how “MEAN” you are. It’s tough to hear, but it really means you care.
So I’d like to take a moment to remind every mom or dad out there who hears they are “THE WORST” today, to remember it probably means you are actually THE BEST.
And please, keep up the good work!
If you need some tips about how to piss off your kids, while truly helping them become awesome humans, then read this… it’s pretty accurate…
#MomsRule #DadsRule #KidsAreTough