Wednesday, January 10, 2007

when the wee ones are angered


Just so no one plans an intervention for me, thinking I believe myself a truly bad mom, here is the story behind my title. Well, I can't really remember the exact story (I'm sure it will come out in someone's therapy later, in great detail) but the end result is a note my then 4-year old Mason scrawled after I had done something apparently quite egregious. Insulted, he sat & wrote BAD MOM on a piece of scratch paper, the O being a face sticking out its tongue, hands on ears . He quietly left it on the desk for me, and I have since kept it attached to a bulletin board above the computer. A reminder of my potential for badness, lest I start to feel like a perfect parent.

11 comments:

Lisa Milton said...

Oh bad mom, it pleases me to no end to see you have given yourself to the 'dark' side. Can't wait to see Mason's depiction of motherhood gone wrong. Love the site!

Suzanne said...

I'll have you know that, as a "bad mom", you are in excellent company. I, too, am a bad mom. I've had sassy caricatures and notes and even voicemails (seriously, raging against the parentals has become very high-tech in our house). We really need some sort of organized networking tool to share ideas and tips on horrible parenting. Bad moms unite!

ps- I've really come to love your blog.

MamaLady said...

I'm in the club too. My son will tell me sometimes after a reprimand, "this is the worst day. You're bad." Oh well....
I love the poem "Mean Moms". Have you seen it?

Melanie said...

That is completely hilarious. You should frame it.

Common Mom said...

I am so DEFINITELY in that Bad Mom club . . . I have notes as well. Mean Mommy, Bad Mommy, That Was A Bad Choice Mommy . . . but hey, they haven't moved out yet, so it must not be that bad. Well, they are 5 and 7, but that's beside the point.

Janet said...

omg I can't wait til he's older and brings home a girlfriend and you whip out this note :-)

angel said...

mwaaaaaahahahahaaaaa... outta the mouths of babes eh?!??

Bananas said...

I love this!
If you're going to put the little buggers through therapy some day, you might as well get a good blog title out of it!

foolery said...

Oh Stephanie, it's all coming together now! I have seen your blog name on blog rolls (and smirked), I have seen "Stephanie's" comments around, and now I know that both have the same source. Thanks for the nice comment on my pathetic little book meme, and visit any time.

-- Laurie @ Foolery

p.s. "Bad Mommy" was the working title for the collection of e-mails that turned into my blog. My daughter actually fired us when she was three. Not a joke.

Amber Rose said...

My daughter is not yet capable of telling me I'm a bad mommy but she does so with body language. Full out mad faces and screams when I don't give in right away. I'm glad to hear I'm in good company on this one. I love your site!

Michelle said...

I love the drawings that depict real life emotions, drawn by my children. They tell it like is, huh!?

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