'Meanest mother' sells son's truck after he drives drunk
When a Wyoming women’s son was pulled over for drunk driving, she promptly put the teen's truck up for sale in best classified ad ever.
What would you do if your teen got pulled over for drunk driving? I’m guessing most moms would get mad. Like, grounded indefinitely really mad. Instead, a mother in Wyoming decided to take a completely different tack in disciplining her teen and curbing his dangerous behavior – she got creative.
She put a classified ad in her town's local paper that read:
VERY mad mother selling 16 yr. old son's 1993 Ford Ranger. Drove 3 mos. before son forgot to use his brain and got caught driving drunk. $3500 OBO. Call meanest mother in Wyoming.
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The "world's meanest mother" is getting a lot of support. A radio station posted her ad on its Facebook page and it's received over 61,000 likes, and comments keep pouring in showering the mom with praise, reports The Stir on CafeMom.com.
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I asked some moms what they thought of this woman’s drastic measures.Here's what they had to say:
“I wouldn't sell the truck. I would take it to the junk yard and pay to have it flattened by one of those machines right in front of him,” says Raquel Segura, mother of two, including a 16-year old son in Pembroke Pines, Fla. “Kudos to this woman for showing her kid that what he did was wrong and that she wouldn't tolerate it!”
“I commend this woman for having the guts to be a parent. Too many folks want to be their kids BFF (best friend forever) and it causes more harm than good,” says Kathy Cammack Akers of Bellingham, Wa.
Do you agree with what the Wyoming mother did?
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Both of my brothers were killed simultaneously by a drunk driver. No sympathy for the kid. I'm certain he knew better with this woman as his mom. Mom needs Mother of the Year award! More moms should have the ovaries to do this.
Props to Mom for having the guts to be a parent! Stop the "Entitlement" at the start of teen-dom!
Don't sell your self short.
Your the most marvelous mother around.
I bet this kid wishes the police would have done anything else to him but let his mother know about the drinking and driving. It's sad though when other parents actually host drinking parties for their children because it is a fad.
I am sure that the police and rescue people wish more parents reacted like this mother. This 16 year old is probably upset right now, but 10 years from today he will be grateful that he had a parent that cared about his life and the direction that he was taking.
Parents need to be parents and stop worrying about what other people think about you for having certain standards and rules. This young man can always buy another truck. I am sure this mother felt it was much easier to do this than face buying a coffin and living with regrets. She deserves the Mother of the Year Award.
Not only does this mom care about the safety of her son and those on the road with him, but she also cares about his future. Good job mom!
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