Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day...and what NOT to do

Dear Husbands and Children of the World,

If you would like Mommy to have a nice Mother's Day, here is a list of things NOT to do.

Do Not let Mommy sleep in only to be awoke by the sounds of a child being "popped" for not listening (Especially if Mom is 100% against hitting) at 7:30am.

Do Not cook breakfast (including bacon) and then leave the dishes for Mom to clean up.

Do Not go lay down (because your back hurts) and leave rowdy kids with Mom.

Do Not "pop" the other kid because he is frustrated he can't tie his shoes that he only got 5 minutes ago at Grandma's house (it's especially annoying for this to transpire at the In-laws who agree the kids should be spanked).

Do Not come home from Grandma's house and let Mommy get lunch for the kids and then decide to "watch a movie" with son who is still upset for getting slapped only to have him come back downstairs 5 minutes later while you "rest" for another hour.

Do Not buy Mommy a gift you can't afford when you fail to respect her wishes and disregard her as a person of importance, it means nothing.

Do Not allow your wife to cook dinner and do all the dishes while you lay on the couch.

Do Not listen to older child yell that younger child just pee'd on the floor and do nothing.

Do Not allow Mommy to clean up pee and get new PJ's for the child.

I think that Mother's should at least be cherished and respected and while I love my family, I would like to spend next Mother's day with other Mother's AWAY from our families.

Who's in?


  1. Hell yeah... I'm in. I spent my day at the sink and the grill, while my adult children played video games and let their toddlers run wild in my house. Then proceeded to fight with adult child who swore that other adult child's friend stole her starbuck's mocha when I told him to put the bottle in the recycling. She yelled at me and grabbed her kids and left, only to come back five mins later and drop off her card for me and then decided to stay another 5 hours... lol.

  2. It sounds like you didn't have the greatest mother's day....Men have to be trained on this...the just don't get it. Train your kids too so when they are older, they will pamper you too. And make sure hubby knows how you feel so he can do better next best friend had to explain to her husband why she hates mother's day and valentine's day in order for him to get it and make an attempt to do it right. He's not quite there, but he's trying.



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