I’m going to be honest. When I first clicked over to the site QuickMeme.com, it was because a colleague of mine had told me about something called “Forever Resentful Mother” and I wanted to see what it was all about. These memes are both funny and painful at the same time (you can read some really great commentary on them right here).
It was then that I stumbled onto another meme from the same site called “Sheltering Suburban Mom”. Its sort of an apt description of myself, so I looked at them. Hundreds of them. I laughed at some and flinched at others.
Then I realized that they were all user-generated – mostly by suburban teens. And that fact gave me a little stomach ache. This is what they think of us? This is what teenagers really think of us, those ungrateful little bastards?
Then I thought again. Are they so wrong?
I know moms like this. For Pete’s sake – some of them could have been written about me (see texting while driving, go play outside). It’s true that most of these images describe the sort of woman who is everyone’s nightmare; the hypocrite Sanctimommy who makes life unpleasant not just for her kids but for the other people she comes into contact with, too. That includes other moms.
So even though these memes are pretty obnoxious and point out all the things I think we’d rather not see about ourselves out here in the cul-de-sacs – I choose to loves these memes. They are inappropriate and often really funny. I’ve decided to let them keep me a little more honest. And to laugh at myself, on the way to becoming a better Sheltering Suburban Mom.
All images are from QuickMeme.
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