(M)ean (O)ld (M)om - a loving reminder to parents out there!

Real Estate Agent with The ALLREALTY Group

Sometimes I think we need to be reminded we ARE good parents despite what our kids say

My son came home from school one day, with a smirk upon his face. 
He decided he was smart enough,  to put me in my place. 

"Guess what I learned in Civics Two,  that's taught by Mr. Wright? 
It's all about the laws today, The 'Children's Bill of Rights.' 

It says I need not clean my room, don't have to cut my hair 
No one can tell me what to think, or speak, or what to wear. 
I have freedom from religion,  and regardless what you say, 
I don't have to bow my head, and I sure don't have to pray. 
I can wear earrings if I want,  and pierce my tongue & nose. 
I can read & watch just what I like, get tattoos from head to toe. 
And if you ever spank me, I'll charge you with a crime. 
I'll back up all my charges,  with the marks on my behind. 

Don't you ever touch me, my body's only for my use, 
not for your hugs and kisses,  that's just more child abuse. 
Don't preach about your morals,  like your Mama did to you. 
That's nothing more than mind control, And it's illegal too! 
Mom, I have these children's rights, so you can't influence me, 
or I'll call Children's Services Division,  better known  as "C.S.D." 
Mom's Reply and Thoughts 

Of course my first instinct was 
to toss him out the door. 
But the chance to teach him a lesson
made me think a little more. 
I mulled it over carefully,

I couldn't let this go. 
A smile crept upon my face, he's messing with a pro. 
Next day I took him shopping  at the local Goodwill Store.. I told him, "Pick out all you want, 
there's shirts & pants galore. 
I've called and checked with C.S.D . who said they didn't care 
if I bought you K-Mart shoes instead of Nike Airs. 
I've canceled that appointment  to take your driver's test.
The C.S.D. is unconcerned  so I'll decide what's best." 
I said "No time to stop and eat,  or pick up stuff to munch. 
And tomorrow you can start to learn  to make your own sack lunch. 
Just save the raging appetite,  and wait till dinner time. 
We're having liver and onion! s, a favorite dish of mine."  

He asked "Can I please rent a movie,  to watch on my VCR?" 
"Sorry, but I sold your TV, for new tires on my car. "
I also rented out your room, you'll take the couch instead. The C.S.D. requires just a roof over your head. 

Your clothing won't be trendy now, I'll choose what we eat. 
That allowance that you used to get, will buy me something neat. 

I'm selling off your jet ski, dirt-bike & roller blades.
Check out the 'Parents Bill of Rights', It's in effect today!

Hey hot shot, are you crying, Why are you on your knees?
Are you asking God to help you out, instead of C.S.D..?"

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Comments (3)

Debbie Creech
ERA Team IV Homes - Poughkeepsie, NY
Jennie,  WONDERFUL!!!!   Certainly some of the many things that makes it so hard to be a parent today!
Feb 27, 2007 04:00 AM
Jennie McNamara
The ALLREALTY Group - Greensboro, NC
Broker,GRI, ePRO
Thanks Debbie...I needed to hear that when I received it yesterday, lol.
Feb 27, 2007 10:08 AM
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Thanks for the post...every parent can relate and appreciate.


Jun 06, 2007 10:51 AM