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"Meanest Mom on Planet"

10 Jan
January 10, 2008

Maybe you’ve read about this already; maybe not.  It’s the story about the “meanest mom on planet” who sold her son’s car after finding alcohol in it.  I have a two sided opinion on this; on the one hand, I absolutely aplaud her taking a stand and removing the privilege of having a car on the issue of alcohol.  Totally the right decision.  On the other hand, that punishment is enough – going on to humiliate the kid by putting the following in the paper is just degrading and over the top.  Lots of people seem to find it hilarious and wonderful, but as a youth worker, I am trubled that she is dragging her kid through the mud and seeming to enjoy doing so.  The article even says that she is planning on running the add another week, even though the car is already sold, to get more feedback.  Seriously?  She’s going to run the add, further humilate her son, for compliments?  Selling the car was a great response; making fun of her son to the nation … way overboard to the “crime.”  Here’s the add she listed …

“OLDS 1999 Intrigue. Totally uncool parents who obviously don’t love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for three weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under front seat. $3,700/offer. Call meanest mom on the planet.”

My article at SYM!

02 Jan
January 2, 2008
 Hey everyone … the following is an article I wrote for the Simply Youth Ministry website … click the link to get the whole thing!
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Two years ago I became too heavy for the doctor’s scale to even register my weight – apparently the scale designers don’t think people over 350 …