I was asked if I worked the other day, oh yes, my title is MEAN MOM, that is also a great description of the work I do. I think of ways day in and day out to torture my children. Let me give you examples:
1- I make them go to bed by 9:30 every weekday night. Nobody else in the world goes to bed that early!
2- Then they must arise for scripture study at 5:20am, again, nobody else on the planet has to do this! (fortunately this task goes to Bill!)
3- They have to make meals (from scratch) and clean up after them.
4- They have daily jobs that they have to do before they can play, or even do their homework.
5- I expect good grades (even though every teacher is 'stupid' and the tests are over topics not even remotely brought up during class).
6- I have to meet any and all friends before an outing.
7- Absolutely no dates before 16years and then it's all in groups.
8- They can't go do anything if their rooms are not clean on Saturday (the rest of the week I just close doors.)
9- I made Tawny stick with flute and Harrison stick with violin (this may be why the twins have not wanted to play an instrument).
10- They don't have cable or dish, just a few lousy channels that are fuzzy (but the Internet supplies many of their favs...probably too many)
I could probably go on, but I think you may already be disgusted with me!