Friday, January 6, 2012

spoiled brats ...

To the spoiled brats that live in my home,

I'm sorry that things have gotten to the point that I have to address you in this manner, but I can not stand silent any longer. Please consider this letter to be my formal complaint against the three minors residing in my permanent residence.

For too long, I have been your maid, your chauffeur, your personal chef, your nurse, your everything and I am done being abused.

I take care of you when you are sick.
I clean up after you approximately once every 7 minutes.
I bathe you.
I help you with your homework.
I financially support your way of life.
I cook you three healthy meals EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.
I drive you to and from school and all places in between.
I am your shoulder to cry on and your strength when you are weak.
I know when you need a hug and when you need to be told to "suck it up."
I surprise you when you need a pick me up.
I protect you while doing my best not to hinder the person you are.
I encourage you to play to your strengths, but remind you to do the things that scare you too.
But above all, I love you unconditionally.

You, however, seem to be oblivious to all of these things. Instead of thanking me, or even respecting me, for all that I do, you choose to give me an attitude, to yell at me and to call me the "meanest mommy in the world." I promise you, I am far from the meanest mother in the world.

I'd like to remind you of how good you have it here. So, when you misbehave and I take away one of your prized possessions (like your iPod, for example) please keep in mind that you are fortunate to even have such things and that screaming at me to give it back to you will not help your case. Neither will hitting, biting, name calling, stomping, crying or whining. I will not tolerate any of that and it will most likely lead to an extended separation of you and said prized possession. Additionally, I'd like to note that living in my home is not a RIGHT, it's a PRIVILEGE. Remember that.

Sincerely,
Your Mother

27 comments:

Jason said...

Oh thank you. Said like a true parent. I love it and its 100% true.

I always know I'm parenting right when I get told those things. I am not here to be your friend but to raise a responsible adult and that is that.

Jessica Karazsia (@irun26at8) said...

You are a good mom...and this post proves it!

mom27g said...

I so could've written those words. Kudos - you are an awesome mom!

barefootmonologues said...

More parents should be loving, humorous and sensible like you. We'd have a better place to live in.

MCM Mama said...

I'm only laughing because I may have actually said similar words to my children this morning.

Alili said...

100% yes.

Marlene said...

All mothers have the patience of saints. They must!

Erica said...

Maybe between the two of us we could start a nun-ery for our little sh*ts!!! :)


The comment was only to make you laugh!! They will thank you one day!!

Stephanie Anne said...

Haha love it!

trifitmom said...

bwahhhhhhhh

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

OH my gosh.. My kids are lately horrible to me, I guess this is what I get with teens! Makes me wanna go cry. Great post!

christy said...

Thanks for this. I feel like it could have been me writing it! Things have been rough here too.

Kortni said...

I love you mom letter posts. It resonates with every mom at one time or another!

Angie Bee said...

I have a rough draft of this same letter that I go over OFTEN in my mind! Only mine is to four boys. It is however usually about an iPod!

bobbi said...

A-freaking-men.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Bad morning, huh?!

Sadly, it reads like typical kids. Moms get zero respect.

~*Kimmy*~ said...

Been one of those days here too....

workout mommy said...

AMEN! At the end of the day I feel like I've been abused (mentally and physically) by my children! This parenting gig is a lot harder than I expected! :)

Wym said...

I have been known to strip a room of everything but a bed and two outfits. I am the meanest mommy

Cindy said...

we are child free but i maintain being a parent is the toughest job there is!

AMcConn said...

Another great post! So true!

Michelle said...

I should send you my copy--it involved cussing at the said 7 & 8 year old at the time! :)
Way to keep it clean mom! Now go ride that bike!

Caroline said...

you, my friend are not alone.
I know you know this but sometimes it is nice to have someone tell us.
I feel the same way 100%
School starts Monday. finally.

Kelly said...

Fantastic. Save this and read it at her wedding...

Yo Momma said...

I so feel ya.

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

L.O.V.E. and sooo true. Here's to a better day tomorrow!

Robin said...

Words from all of us mothers. www.dashingdiva.net