A look at the fascinating and often infuriating sub-culture of Mothers...from THE MOMMY MAFIA; the Urban Dictionary of Mothers by LJ Charleston - publication date late 2013 - with more than 100 different categories of weird & wonderful Mothers. From Olympic Mom (My kid was walking at nine months, what's wrong with yours?) to Can't Stop Breeding Mom (six kids and another on the way!) Thrift Shop Mom (this dress only cost me $2!) to Natural Birth Interrogator Mom (WHY did you have a C-section? You really missed out on the real motherhood experience!)

Remember, in motherhood, a woman is more dangerous than a shotgun.

If you thought meeting the parents was tough, now it's time to meet the mommies.


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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Scream from the Sidelines Mom

This mom is more than an enthusiastic sports parent, she is obsessed with the idea her child is the next David Beckham. She screams at her child for every goal, every missed goal, every kick and every missed kick. “Harrison! You’re looking the wrong way! The ball is behind you, you idiot!” Yet, at the same time, she likes the idea of her child being wrapped in cotton wool and gets mildly hysterical if another child’s boot ever so slightly grazes his precious shin. This is when Scream from the Sidelines mom turns her attention to other parents. “Your child is a violent menace to society!” Beware of this mom, she is very scary.


listplanit said...

And don't we all know a mom or two like this. You just have to wonder what she is ultimately doing to her child?


Helene said...

Sounds downright scary!! I just know moms ike this exist though based on what my sister has told me (she has older kids who are involved in sports). I totally anticipate bumping into them as my kids get more involved in sports. Yikes!

Nina said...

I am not ready to meet that mom...We have had four pleasent soccer seasons so far and about to start our fifth. Hopefully we don't meet this mom...

Annette Piper said...

LJ, I know one mum in particular that is like this and you're right she is SCARY! In her case I think one day her child will say "get nicked Mum" and then all of a sudden, she won't have a life!