Conditional love: A Mother’s Day postscript

May 13th, 2013 · 11 comments

The front:

To mom, I love you! Look on Back

Aaaand the back:

I won't love you if you make me clean my room.

(Thanks to Jada in Knoxville, Tennessee for submitting!)

related: A Mother’s Day Report Card

FILED UNDER: kids · Mother's Day · Mother-daughter notes

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  • #1   H for Toy

    “Then we are at an impasse”
    I won’t love you til your room is clean.

    May 13, 2013 at 7:26 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #2   Jenna

    I think it’s amazing that even as an adult my Mom makes me “clean my room” in that I find the knowing she’s coming over has me cleaning up messes I’d gladly over-looked for who knows how long.

    May 13, 2013 at 7:27 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Stacy

      I do the same exact thing! lol

      May 13, 2013 at 7:28 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.2   GeekyMonkey

      Same here. My mum came to stay at the weekend and I finally cleared away boxes which have been sitting around since I moved in.

      In January.

      Last year.

      May 13, 2013 at 8:33 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.3   The Elf

      If by “cleared away” you mean “hid somewhere she won’t look”, then I completely agree.

      May 13, 2013 at 12:19 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.4   H for Toy

      The bad thing about a weekend stay is that you can’t throw all the dirty dishes in the bathtub, like you can with your basic dinner guest.

      May 13, 2013 at 1:05 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.5   Snowflame

      Ah, but you can put all those dirty dishes in an out-of-the-way and oft forgotten about cupboard. And if your guest looks in there and finds them, then you can go down the “Well, I might be a slob, but you’re just *rude* route.”

      May 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.6   Rene

      God, tell me about it. Surprise visits are the worst. “Don’t go in the kitchen!! Or in there!…the bathroom is ok tho.”

      May 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.7   juju_skittles

      Surprise visits are awkward. I like to leave out the vacuum cleaner, plugged in, so it at least looks like they may have caught me in the middle of cleaning.

      May 14, 2013 at 12:51 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.8   Lil'

      My mom’s house stays incredibly clean, mine is hit or miss. When she catches me on a messy day, she always says, “Girl, it’s okay. You work and have a little one.” Well, my little one is five years old now, but I’ll keep riding that wave as long as she lets me.

      May 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #3   shellyb

    Meh… my house is cleaner on its messiest day than my mom’s house on its cleanest day.

    May 13, 2013 at 12:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up


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