Congratulations to the winners of our Mean Mom Story Contest! And a big thank you to our sponsor, Gift Tree!
First Place: $50 GiftTree.com Gift Certificate: Shannon
“137 Days of Good Behavior” When my son was almost 5, we were about to see the movie “Up.” While we waited for the movie to start, my son asked, “Why is everything always about you, Mom?” I was furious and heartbroken because we’d done so many things for him that weekend. I took him to a private place and told him how he hurt my feelings, and that we’d discuss it at home. I tallied up everything we did that weekend (Tae Kwon Do tournament with an entry fee, birthday party for which we had to buy a gift, fast food as a treat when we had groceries at home, the movie tickets…) and the bill came to $137. I made him earn a dollar a day with good behavior until we had $137, and spend that money on games, movies and toys for The Ronald McDonald House’s game room. When we delivered it, his consequence was over and we started again. Whenever we talk about a high number, he uses 137, because he knows that 137 is a lot.
Second Place: $25 GiftTree.com Gift Certificate: Ashley
“No More Fighting” We had just walked through the gates of Disney and scanned our…