Wow! I May Not Be The Meanest Parent

My son regularly lets me know that I am the strictest, meanest dad of all of the dads of all of his friends. I have the highest standards (a complement in my world) and am harder on him than any parent should be.

At least I do not publicize his problems in the local newspaper.

The Chicago Tribune had an article about a mom who upon finding liquor in her 19 year old son’s car decided to sell said vehicle and took out the following ad:

“OLDS 1999 Intrigue. Totally uncool parents who obviously don’t love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for three weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under front seat. $3,700/offer. Call meanest mom on the planet.”

Seems she got many congratulatory calls form other parents but her son is “very, very unhappy”.


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2 Responses to Wow! I May Not Be The Meanest Parent

  1. Frank says:

    Being the strictest dad is a badge of honor, my friend. Your son will thank you some day.

  2. 48facets says:

    I can live with being the strictest which is primarily what translates to the meanest. It is the right thing to do as best as I know how. I still need to find a way in the 18 months I have until he goes to college to communicate at a lower volume.

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