Tuesday, February 17, 2009

111 - "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!"

What is up with mommies in public who ignore their children's pleas of "Mommy, look outside! Mommy, Mommy, look! Mommy, Mommy, Mommy! Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy! MOOOOOOOMMYYYYYYYYY!"?

Lord, I loathe these 'darling little angels'. They're so darn cute, and worse yet, innocent, but kids are like the spawn of the Devil himself. I mean, I want to sew their lips together whenever they open their mouths and emit sound. (Huh, perhaps I've said too much.)

I know we're all overworked, and the economy is bad, but really, a simple word of motherly recognition can go a looooong way in keeping the harmony.

Plus, it saves you from other people's disdainful looks. Like mine.

I absolutely abhor these callous mothers.

Or perhaps they're more deaf than they are insensitive and they can't hear their kids' beckoning in actual fact. Their eardrums have probably been shattered from years of adorable high-pitched screaming.


Vivienne said...

totally with you on this, it drives me INSANE. especially at early hours of the morning on the way to work when you're still half asleep and get your eardrumps pierces by a high pitched scream. i mean - how can something so small make SO much noise?

Michael said...

Argh. Small and noisy. That only reminded me of whistles. Hahaha.

JoJO a. said...

That title reminds me SO much of a Family Guy episode, you know... the one where Stewie literally says "Mommy, Mom, Mother, Mom" for what seems like hours.

ARGH! I get you... sweet lovely mothers, say a word and bring peace to our worlds.

Michael said...

That was so funny! Although, the funniest Family Guy moment for me would have to be when Peter presents a dead frog to Chris, and attempts to throw the frog out the window but fails to pick it up off the ground using the box. So funny.

Marcy said...

I see your annoyance. BUT you try grocery shopping with two little kids and listening to them whine all the flippin time -- at home, in the car, in the store, in the parking lot.

A little sympathy toward the stressed out mommy, please.

I do my best to shut my kids up in public by giving them "the look" but there are times they just don't get it and the only way to get them to understand is to simply tune them out and ignore them.

Douglas said...


Such a short time ago, you were one of those whiny children, weren't you? Oh, I am sure you were the perfect child and never embarrassed your mother.

Yes, that must be true.

Michael said...

Marcy: I guess I won't understand until I become a father.

Douglas: I read books, and played my GameBoy. My mother still was angry at me 'cause I never looked at the road in front of me though.

Marcy said...

I normally don't do this, but I decided to write a rebuttal to your post. Not trying to start an argument as it's been something I've wanted to address for awhile on my blog...



HektikLyfe said...

I think they try to teach their children a lesson.

Oh and you've been tagged on my latest Meme!

LittleJ said...

I couldn't disagree with you more :)

world of sekimachihato said...

enjoy reading your posts and finally decided to leave a comment.
totally agree!
and what's with middle-aged hk women calling their mothers "mommy"?!

Toivoa ja Elämän said...

bah, children.

Madame DeFarge said...

I'm so ashamed. You've obviously seen me with my mother :)

Ares said...

I guess I've been like that before, but probably more irritating; I completely lacked tact.

(BTW, I just finished the meme. :D)

Alan said...

You hit a note here. I rent apartments and often wonder "was there nobody who could have watched your incredibly rude and annoying four children while you filled out this application". That Mommy calling cuts to the quick. I don't want to think about it.

Have a great day Michael.


Shurypuff said...

Whats even more annoying is when they break out into a tantrum in the middle of a random store because Mummy and Daddy wont buy them *insert random object here* and they insist on screaming at the top of their lungs until one of the unfortunate parents either decide to drag them out or buy it to shut them up.

Bullshee said...

You already know what I think about kids! So no comments!

Louise said...

"Lord, I loathe these 'darling little angels'. They're so darn cute, and worse yet, innocent, but kids are like the spawn of the Devil himself. I mean, I want to sew their lips together whenever they open their mouths and emit sound. (Huh, perhaps I've said too much.)"

Oh God, that was funny!!! *laughs.
I absolutely agree on your idea that mothers became deaf from years of having little people screaming by their sides. Love this post. hahaha.

Michael said...

Marcy: Coming soon.

HektikLyfe: Obviously, but it doesn't work to me. I'll come to see the meme soon.

Sarah: But they're SCREAMING. Don't you like quiet, peaceful kids who read books?

Sekimachihato: Thanks for leaving the comment. I really don't understand that about Hongkonger mommies either.

Larissa: Bah.

Madame DeFarge: Oh, I'm sure you've redeemed yourself with your mature adult demeanor.

Ares: Cool! I'll come check it out now.

Alan: Oh, wow, sorry to perturb you. I do try to hit the notes, as I'm sure you know.

Shurypuff: I blogged about that before. I know exactly what you mean about greedy children who just want their parents to buy this and that. Horrible.

Bullshee: A worthy non-comment.

Louise: Hahaha. Glad you liked it.

Ursley Devar said...

duh... LOL! agree with you michael!