Is this the meanest Mum ever?
Is this the meanest Mum ever? This Mother seems to think she is, but would you agree?
Her Facebook post yesterday went viral and to say it has split opinions is a bit of an understatement. She tried to teach her three young children a lesson in manors, but did she take things too far or was it a valuable one?
Here is what she wrote: “So… I am the meanest mum ever. Like ever.
“Took the kids to Dairy Queen after dinner. They ordered their dessert choices and we waited about 5 minutes for them to call out our number.
“The young lady (maybe 17) handed each child their ice cream.
“Not one looked her in the eye. No one said thank you. Not to her, not to me…
“So I waited and counted to 10 in my head as they dug into their ice cream and the young lady just looked at me (probably because she thought I was hearing voices) and I watched as my children strolled out the door.”
She continued: “I followed them outside where I calmly collected their ice creams and my kids watched in horror as I deposited them into the nearby garbage can.
“All three launched into mass hysteria. I waited. Quiet. Calm. When they realised I had something to say, they quieted down.”
“I explained that one day, if they were lucky, they would work a job like that young lady. And I would hope that people would see them. Really see them. Look them in the eye and say thank you.
“We are too old at 8/7/5 to move through our days without exercising manners and honestly basic human decency.
“So today I am the meanest mum in the world.”
As you can imagine, this mother has received quite a lot of backlash. Some fellow parents even think she may have mentally scarred the children with this experience, while others praise her for taking control of the situation and ensuring they’ll never make the same mistake again. Join my poll and let me know what you think!