Meanest Mom in the World seems to be the newest title bestowed upon strict mothers of late. For the second time this week, a mean mom is in the news.
Amy Adams, the latest World’s Meanest Mom, put an ad on Craigslist advertising the sale of her daughter’s dream truck. The Minnesota mom said she made the decision to sell her daughter’s dream truck when her daughter “decided that her grades don’t matter, that she can disrespect myself and her siblings on a daily basis and that she has the right to skip school and run away from home.”
Apparently she gave her daughter plenty of chances, but her daughter blew her last chance by skipping school. And she was right about to get her driver’s license.
The Craigslist ad generated many responses. Most were in support of Adams’ decision to sell her daughter’s truck. To add insult to injury, Adams further added that she will give a $300 discount to the buyer if he or she would be driving the truck to her daughter’s high school the following year. Adams says she “would love for her to be reminded every day next year of all of the mistakes she made.”
Why the ad? Adams simply puts, “Because I AM the World’s Meanest Mom.”
What’s the deal with this rising trend of mean moms? We love our kids, and sure, sometimes we get the “mean mom” tag. It seems to be popping up everywhere on social media — moms telling other moms that they were the meanest mom in the world today.
Parenting is no walk in the park, and there are days that Momzilla substitutes for sweet, nice Mom. But what drives moms to post it for the world to see? Moms connect on a level that is way different from dads. We tend to be more open about our parenting failures. Quite frankly, seeing other mom FAILS makes us feel better about ourselves. We are not alone.
Sometimes our kids don’t have manners in public, and we think the world is judging us. We work so hard to set an example and enforce simple rules, but we all have that one kid who's just defiant despite the consequences you set.
You try to keep Mean Mom on the inside and handle your unruly kids in a diplomatic manner. Sometimes your kids take advantage of Nice Mom, and you can't take it anymore. Out comes the mean mom. It’s OK. Let it out. You are not alone; there are plenty of them out there.
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