Do you remember what is was like growing up?

As a child we had so much fun…. something the children of today are missing out on.  Oh the games we used to play!!!  And the radio was THE thing to have.  I remember that we all gathered round to listen to programs like :

  • Consider the verdict
  • Squad Cars
  • Jet Jungle
  • So maak mens
  • Boxing
  • and many more

Oh how i wish to could go back to those days.   I was sent this email and it true.  Mothers were the force to be reckoned with.  Well my mother was and is.

Someday when my children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a parent, I will Tell them, as my Mean Mum told me: 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.

Was your Mum mean? I know mine  was. We had the meanest mother in the whole world! While other kids ate  candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast.

When others had cool drinks and sweets for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches. And you can guess  our mother fixed us a dinner that was  different from what other kids had,  too.

Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times. You’d think we  were convicts in a prison. She had to know who our friends were, and what we were doing with them. She insisted that if we said we would be gone for an hour, we better be gone for an hour or less.

We were ashamed to admit it, but she had the nerve to break the Child Labor Laws by making us work We had to wash the dishes, make the beds, learn to cook, vacuum the floor,  do laundry, empty the trash and all sorts of cruel jobs.

I think she would  lie awake at night thinking of more things for us to do.

She always insisted on us telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
By the time we were teenagers, she could read our minds and had eyes in the back of her head. Then, life was really tough!

Mother wouldn’t let our friends just honk the horn when they drove up. They had to come up to the  door so she could meet them.

While everyone else cold date when then were  12 or 13, we had to wait until we were 16

Because of our mother we missed out on lots of things other kids experienced. None of us have ever Been caught shoplifting, vandalizing other’s property or ever arrested  for any crime. It was all her fault.

Now that we have left home, we are all educated,honest adults. We are doing our best to be mean  parents just like Mum was.

I think that is what’s wrong with the world today.

It just doesn’t have enough mean mums!


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