Mean Mother


A mean mother never allows candy or sweets

to take the place of a well balanced meal.

A mean mother insists on knowing

where her children are at all times,

who their friends are and what they do.

A mean mother breaks the child labor law

by making her children work. . .

washing dishes, making beds, learning

to cook and doing other chores.

A mean mother makes life miserable for her offspring

by insisting that they always tell the truth.

A mean mother produces teenagers

who are wiser and more sensible.

A mean mother can smile with secret delight

and pride when she hears her own

grandchildren call their parents "mean."

What the world needs now are more "Mean Mothers."