Sunday, May 11, 2008

eastcoastlife is the Meanest Mom! - Weekend Snapshot #23




Dear Jaymes and all my wards,

Someday, you will be old enough to understand the logic that motivates me as a parent and your guardian.

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.

My son and wards say I'm mean..... in fact I'm the meanest mother in the whole world! :)

When they become parents, they will know what's wrong with the world today.
It just doesn't have enough Mean Moms!

Happy Mother's Day to all Moms!!








61 comments:

  1. Ah .. thanks for the reminder. Time to call home!

    Happy mother's day!

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  2. happy mama's day ecl mama! dun be so mean la, at least for today. :P

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  3. Wilfrid, kyh, daydreamer

    Thanks. :)

    Cherish your Mom and spend more time with her. My Mom and mother-in-law are getting older and weaker each day, we dread to think of never spending Mother's Day with them.

    Today we spent the morning with my Mom and the afternoon with my Mother-in-law. My son gets some time with me alone. A meaningful day for all of us..... looking forward to next year's. :)

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  4. Your the best Mother, I'm sure and it really shows in your post!

    Happy Mother's Day dear blogger friend!

    RennyBA's Terella

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  5. Happy mother day ECL. I think I like the last one most - learn to say no to children. Otherwise when they get older, they would not know how to say no to others and to themselves.

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  6. Happy Mother's Day.. ECL..!! and yer're not mean..!!!

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  7. haha.. when i was a small gurl, i oso used to *think* that my mom so mean.. but now, i constantly remind myself that she's not getting any younger... and that i must not do things or say things that might hurt her.. difficult at times, but the constant reminder at the back of my mind helps :)

    glad you had a wonderful sunday! everyday should be mother & father's day! ;-)

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  8. hi ECL! thanks, and happy moms' day to you as well. loved your ws entry ;)

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  9. Happy Mother's day! Your text really shows that every moment should really be a mom's day... and the photo is one of the evidence :-)

    good post.

    cheers

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  10. lol! happy mother's day ecl!
    yes, the world lacks mean mothers, and fathers! haha

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  11. Powerful post. I am a "mean" Mom too. Parent's need too be firm and prepare their children for the real world. Always love them but teach them independence and strength and above all, respect. Happy Mother's Day!

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  12. Great post ECL and Happy Mother's Day. Not only was I a mean mother, when I was a performer I used the name "Mean Mad Mamma" for my singer/songwriter act, and that's the truth, ha. Hope you've had a great day.

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  13. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  14. How funny. That photo is priceless! Happy Mother's Day!

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  15. Happy Mother's Day.

    I'm happy for you to know that you have had a meaningful day yesterday with the people dear to you. :)

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  16. you?? the world's meanest mum? where did that even come from? i know u're one of the nicest ladies i've met!! :D thoughtful, happy and all!! esp your energy! hehe. :D

    happy mum's dayyy!!!

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  17. I am sure that one day when Jaymes & your wards have their own family, they will appreciate your "meanness" :) Happy Mother's Day to you.

    Blur Mommy @Just My Rambling

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  18. Nice tribute.
    Happy Ma Ma's Day!! :)

    Err, do you any more room for 2 more young wards?!?!?

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  19. Renny,
    awww.... Thanks. Happy Mother's Day to Diane!

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  20. Wind,
    Not only to our kids, must learn to say NO when necessary... cannot be too nice. :)

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  21. rainbow angeles,
    When we were younger, we tend to hurt our parents because we dun understand their love for us.

    As a parent, I'm going through what they went through when I was their immature daughter then.

    It should be mother's and father's day everyday! :)

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  22. Carver!
    I can't imagine you as the Mean Bad Mama! hehehe....

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  23. ehon dear!
    awww.... *hugs*

    Thank you, boy. You sweet lil fella. hehe...

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  24. napaboaniya,
    Trying to take the easy way out by 'out-sourcing' your kids ah! hahaha...

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  25. ecl,
    I am sure Jaymes know all that!:)

    Happy Mother's Day to you! You are one of the greatest moms out there!:)

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  26. Hope you had an enjoyable celebration yesterday :)

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  27. happy mother's day to the meanest mom ever...and I mean that in a good way!

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  28. LOL.... perfect catch and nice post for WS! Hope you have a nice monday and a fresh start to your week! Mine's Up too hope you can drop by...

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  29. Happy Mother's Day ECL! I like ur post, sometimes you have to be mean but that doesn't mean you don't sayang them yes? :)

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  30. Yes one day they will understand. You have penned the thoughts so well.

    Happy mother's day!

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  31. Mean ? I thought you are supposed to make your son kneel on durians shells - 跪地求饶 !!!

    No lah, you are not mean enough! :P

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  32. That's a lovely post, ECL, and so true!!
    Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day
    Cheers!!
    question: why don't you have the identity option: name/url for comments???
    :D
    Mar

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  33. Haha, I want to be a mean mum in the future too!

    Happy mama's day to you ECL!

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  34. Happy Mother's Day!

    just visiting...you have a nice blog!
    Good day to you! See yah around...

    simpleyesa

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  35. Let's hear it for mean moms! Happy Day, and God bless.

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  36. Haha, poor Jaymes!

    Happy Mama's Day, ECL... Have pity! Have mercy!!

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  37. my daughter tell me I'm the meanest mommy too :(
    *sigh*
    Happy mommy day

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  38. You are a great mom, ECL. Good mothers ALWAYS protect their children through teaching life's lessons.

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  39. hahaha... too mean that is because of the bat in the photo. nice one.

    happy mother's day!

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  40. happy mother's day ECL!

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  41. Fantastic post!! I agree with you so much! Your kids will thank you for it, and your grandkids too :-) A belated happy mothers day!

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  42. Hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day, ECL!

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  43. great words of wisdom !!!
    I hope you had a fabulous day :)

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  44. .:: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY ::.
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  45. Haha. Yes, the world needs more mean mums like ECL!

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  46. Belated Happy Mother's Day ECL.
    It's a wonderful post highlighting a mother's kindness and concern.

    Thanks for visiting. Sorry haven't visited in a while. My parents are here for a vacation and I've been spending a lot of quality time with them. I also missed a lot of memes recently. Take care!

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  47. Very well said. I've just wanted to tell my boy the same thing...

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  48. wow...ECL...that is indeed the meanest mom I had ever seen....LOL

    Happy Mother's Day to you....

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  49. Hahaha... this is funny picture, but the reading was really cool. I guess the way children see their parents is just inevitable - always too strict. We've probably all been through that, and when we come out the other end as adults, we appreciate it.

    Happy belated mothersday to you too ECL!!

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  50. I couldn't help but laugh at the picture :D

    True, moms can be mean...but it's what gets the job done properly. And someday, they'll thank us mean moms :D

    Happy Mother's Day and happy WS!

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  51. Children, emmm, they are so small, and during their growing years, perhaps cannot see beyond what we parents can. I wish sometimes I can put each on my shoulder.

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  52. aiyo, poor james!

    is that call child abuse ah?

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