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Most mums are mean in the eyes of their children, but being a mean mum is basically synonymous to having disciplined children. Being a mean mum helps raise respectful, decent human beings.
That’s what mUm Meredith Ethington says in her Scary Mommy article, and in it she shares the ten signs that you are definitely a mean mother.
“Much to the dismay of my firstborn who is now 9 years old, I’m so mean that sometimes I make my kids wipe the counter and clean up their own crumbs,” Meredith says. “If they walk around while simultaneously destroying the kitchen by eating cookies because they are doing jumping jacks, they will have to get out the vacuum and clean it up.”
Every action has its consequence: if they forgot to do their homework, they will turn it in late. If they are caught lying, they will be punished. In brief, children will be held accountable for their actions.
A Minnesota-born, Manila-based twentysomething; James has written three novels, two books of essays, and a collection of short stories—all of which remains unpublished and collects dust in his hard drive.
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