Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Den Leader's Minute: The Meanest Mother in the World
Den Leader's Minute: The Meanest Mother in the World
Wed, 7 Oct 1998 00:54:09 +0000
A Den Leader's Minute
THE MEANEST MOTHER IN THE WORLD.......
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 than 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
Labor Laws" by making us work. We had to wash the dishes, make the
beds, learn to cook, vacuum the floor, do laundry, and all sorts of
cruel jobs. I think she would lay 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 life was really tough.
She 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, vandalizing
other's property, or ever arrested for any crime.
It was all her fault.
We never got drunk, took up smoking, stayed out all night, or a million
other things other kids did.
Sundays were reserved for church, and we never missed once. We knew
better than to ask to spend the night with a friend on Saturdays.
Now that we have left home, we are all God-fearing, educated, honest
adults. We are doing our best to be mean parents just like our mom was.
The world just doesn't have enough mean moms anymore.