Wednesday, July 04, 2007

This post I read from winniethepooh old post I think is really gud one to all the mean mum


Subject: Mean Mums

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 Labour Laws by asking us to 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, vandalising 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!



Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love From PoohBear


dear winnie :

This is the best post I read from you old post , I pick it up to post in my blog hope to show to some of my friend and especially my sister who are a news mummy , should be a mean mum, it don't hurt our dearest babe , it will make them a better person I guess ,now a day I look around lot of ppl there just to scare of their own kids just let them do wat there like ,I don't mean to have rotan on them but been a little mean don't hurt I guess .
I like this post , sori I curi from you , hope you don't mind xxxxxxxxxxlot of thank 's

6 comments:

J.T. said...

So beautiful. Thanks to Winnie and thanks to you Pearly, for re-introducing it.

Very true... we need mean mums to educate and bring up beautiful children; who in turn become pleasant adults.

Then when they realise how and why their mums were mean, they will in turn pass on the lesson to their own children. :)

PEARLY said...

yes ! when I read winnie post I thought is so lovely this post I must re post it .

cost now a day ppl are so scare to upset kids and kids is like no respect to their parent anymore like wat we use to be ,we will shit ourself when mum or dad get cross with us no mean no not yes help yourself
I do sometime let my kids get away for some small thing but never let them get away if there are rude to ppl or us.
well! I just hope wat my mum thought me to be we can bring our kids the same to be a gud person .

keep praying and keep cool .

U.Lee said...

Hello Pearly, nothing like a mother's love.
Do you know that a lot of men when looking for a wife looks for someone like his mother?
You keep well, Pearly and watch out for English men who boh kasi, ha ha. UL.

winniethepooh said...

wow pearly, that one of the old post that I did back in Nov last year :) you sure dig dig right down! :)

Definitely I wont mind Pearly. Thanks for reposting this post. this was actually an email from my mom to me (guess she know if she read it to us, we will all cabut away before she even finish, but when it email to us, we really read it and take the time and heart to feel what is written)

I agree with Uncle Lee, 'men look for a wife thats like his mother' and I think "I look for a man that's like my daddy"!

Have a great day Pearly!

PEARLY said...

dear winnie :
I am glad you don't mind I was really worry you will get angry with me without asking first , when I read this post I thought such a lovely one should show the world . hahah very kay poh huh me ehhe.

I didn't really look for a men like my dad when I look for a men first he must have future also having some skill and brain , so we wouldn't be poor and my kids wouldn't be suffer . hahah I know I am very *see kwai" money face hahahah. can't help it ler

my dad is a very easy men all his life , he don't like to work hard and he only love to travel and let my mum do all the thinking and making money and looking after us . hahahah that why I am not looking for a men like my dad cos I don't want to end up like my mum . sori to say that , my dad is lovely dad I do love him lot .

PEARLY said...

uncle lee :
yes you are right half I guess this time , derek had looking for a wife like his mum and he find me , hahah really too bad huh ?
but I am not really looking for a men like my dad .sori and derek is nothing like my dad ,he is just like a bob the fix men never stop working here and there , my dad just love to sit back and relex have his pipe and brandy hehehheh.

thnak for drop by have a lovely day xxxx