Mean Mom

If your parents go on a real grown-up date while you get to play with grandparents, except instead of playing you act really terrible, and also have naughty notes from school, and also get up out of bed eight thousand times for fake reasons just to avoid going to bed… 

Then you get to wake up as many minutes early as you were late to bed, do all your homework again just for good measure, and then write apology letters to your teachers and grandparents.

And if you are a boy, you have to dress up like a gentleman.

And if you are a girl, you are grounded from dresses and hair bows.

And no, you do not get to use the spiderman or frozen pencils.

And yes, your cool backpacks did disappear and you have ugly ones now.

And count by five’s while you are at it.

You’re welcome.


About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Mean Mom — 2 Comments

  1. Very creative consequences. Good parenting right there.
    I hope the parent date night was worth it anyway.