I swear, now that I am familiar with the realm of relatable parenting and my son has become a teen, I have heard, “You are the meanest mom EVER!” more than I have in the 13 years that I have been a mom. I usually try not to let things get to me. Especially when they come out of the mouth of a sassy 8 year old or a pubescent 13 year old Aspie boy, but sometimes it stings. However, in retrospect, most of their reasoning is utterly ridiculous! Here are some of the reasons why my kids think I am the meanest mom EVER!
“Because I am, like, the only boy in the world that doesn’t get to have unsupervised internet!”
“Because you made me eat a WHOLE serving of yogurt, instead of just one bite, before I got cheeseballs or candy!”
“Because you won’t text my friend’s mom, everyday, multiple times a day, to see if my friend wants to hang out with me!”
“Because you won’t buy me a crop top or let me make YouTube videos!”
“Because I thought I smelled macaroni and cheese, but you really cooked something else for dinner!”
“Because you suggested that I take a shower and put on some clean clothes! Oh and you also reminded me to clean out my ears!”
“Because you left, went somewhere without me and didn’t bring anything back for me! I don’t care if you were only gone 20 minutes and it was to go to the post office!”
“Because you had the audacity to put ACTUAL vegetables on my plate!”
“Because you said that if I want something, I have to earn it and you said I could earn it with good behavior, but the good behavior that YOU want is an IMPOSSIBILITY!”
“Because you told me NO!”
Yes, these are actual reasons why my kids think I am the meanest mom EVER! Aren’t I just the worst?! I’m not even sure how I got so mean!