Tuesday, 23 March 2010

In which I upset the Beautiful Baby Daughter

You could have been reading a post about the contents of my handbag or about the 10 things that made me happy, instead you're reading about what a remarkably mean mummy I am. She actually does say that to me when at full capacity crossness.

It was really stupid of me, she is the child most likely to be cross and shouty if she doesn't get her own way, the other 2 are far too lazy to get cross and shouty, takes way too much effort for them.

She came home from school full of the joys that she had run the 800m in 3 minutes 52 seconds, I have no clue if this is magnificent or rubbish but I have been a mummy and a teacher for a very long time, so I am fulsome in my praise, fulsome.

She then needs more worshipping, this is duly given, I express my pride in her as many times as she asks me to. Then she asks for a McDonalds as a reward, I remark that it doesn't really go with the sporting achievement, I mean you don't see Linford Christie in the queue at the chippy do you?

She is not best pleased with me, my having to go for the funny every single time and my obvious great reluctance to drive through the golden arches. My name is auntiegwen and I am a remarkably mean mummy.

17 comments:

Gigi said...

Is that all it takes to be a mean mom? Boy I must be a total monster then...tell her to count her blessings; she could have been mine. ;-)

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I am sure anything Auntie whipped up in the kitchen for her supper, would have been far more delicious than a Mackie D's

Brighton Mum-Teenage Angst said...

Oh you mean mummy you. He-he... 'Linford Christie at the chippy' made me chuckle *snort*...but there's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis, and we all know that Elvis is NOT a good look!

Kelloggsville said...

could you have tried "no problem, as long as we run there!" hehehe I'm meaner ;0)

littleredhen said...

When my two tell me I'm a mean mummy I say "I know. I've been telling you both that for years." Knocks the wind out of their sails.

Matthew said...

You're being cruel to be kind. Kind to you, kind to her - kind to everyone except the McDonalds shareholders, I'd say.....

libby said...

Oh yes we mothers can be cruel..its a perk of the job..being able to act like cruella de ville....

Nota Bene said...

well doh. Linford carries his lunchbox with him. I know. I've seen it.

Muddling Along Mummy said...

If you're mean then she should come over here ...

slommler said...

So cruel! Keeping her from greasy fat and salt galore! Yeppers! Cruel indeed!
HA!
Hugs
SueAnn

diney said...

did she let you off that lightly - no slammed doors and packing her worldly goods in a spotty hanky to leave home...they are so easily upset aren't they! Women of tomorrow. Good resolve shown by you though - most impreessive

Nota Bene said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Kitty said...

I also snickered at note bene's comment... hehehe

Bless BBD, mine would have tried the same thing, except, I just look at them until they say, "Nevermind..."

Dusty Spider said...

Not at all! She's lucky to have a mummy who cares enough NOT to feed her Macky D!! Way to go!! xxx

Secretia said...

I would always encourage her running ability. It will give her a natural defense against being overweight.

Secretia

auntiegwen said...

Gigi - but she'd live in a beautiful home :)

Mrs Fab - ehr no not really, cooking is not a major part of my skill set!

BMTA - sure old Elvis isn't but young Elvis, the 68 comeback special? just me? really?

Kellogsville - and on that very evening that she wanted me to drive her 15 minutes each way to the McD's, I had to drive her to Girls Brigade and then get myself home, 45 minutes later I had to drive back and buy plants, cakes and things they made at a fund raising thing and then go home returning a 3rd time to collect her after they'd done all the clearing up!!!

lrh - a cunning strategy I may well adopt

Matthew - that's me, milk of human kindness running through my veins, well that, gin and bitterness

Libby - ah yes, motherhood, the top trump, giving birth gives you power to do anything

NB - I'm sure you were not that impressed either

Mum - I'm sure I must have said no a million times in the toddler phase too and I bet you're not mean just reasonable

Sueann - she does enjoy them, the other 2 wouldn't thank you for one at all.

Diney - the only thing that saves my parenting skills is the fact that I am very consistent, wheedling and whining don't work, if I say no the first time I'll say no the 100th albeit through gritted teeth

Kitty - NB will like that, he loves when people laugh at his jokes,I'm impressed you don't have to say the words no I'm going to have to practice that look

Flick - I have no objection to them as an occasional treat, honest !

Secretia - that's not working out too well for me at the moment! my running is getting harder and harder

Lena said...

That's not a mean mummy! A mean mummy is one who forgets to take out the gherkin from their take-away Burger King cheeseburger while waiting in the vast queue at McDonalds for a sit-in!