Raised in a $1.5 million Barrington Hills, Ill., home by their attorney father, two grown children have spent the last two years pursuing a unique lawsuit against their mom for "bad mothering" that alleges damages caused when she failed to buy toys for one and sent another a birthday card he didn’t like.
The alleged offenses include failing to take her daughter to a car show, telling her then 7-year-old son to buckle his seat belt or she would contact police, "haggling" over the amount to spend on party dresses and calling her daughter at midnight to ask that she return home from celebrating homecoming.
I'm sure you share my horror at the egregious sins of this mother! Imagine a mother that encourages safety and frugality! Not to mention a curfew! Too bad this lawsuit was dismissed. That mother should have got what was coming to her.
But seriously, the fact that this piece-of-shit suit lasted for TWO YEARS before being dismissed is a travesty. If this is what constitutes bad mothering then who is a good mother? The so-called mother who leaves her baby in a garbage can?
I say we celebrate our badness! I will confess to this sin of bad mothering:
The only gaming system I ever bought my kids was an old Sega I bought at a garage sale.
Shocking and horrifying, I know. But somehow they survived.
So confess. What is your worst mothering sin?