04 Mar
How Do I Reset My Mom’s Angry Button?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,

Okay so I’ve missed my bus for school a few times and my mom is getting so mad at me. What can I do to make her not mad at me anymore!?

Signed,

Too Cool For The School Bus

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Dear Too Cool,

I fear this is a weighted question, dear child. My reasoning lies within the fact that the solution to your problem should be quite simple–so simple, in fact, that you could figure it out yourself. I think I remember the equation from high school math. You know, that place you go when you catch the bus?

keep calm
Observe: if you are missing your bus (A), then you are making your mom mad (B). It’s a simple “If-Then” statement. Simply negate the first and the second takes care of itself, right? If (not) A, Then (not) B.

Are you following? Was I supposed to add the Pythagorean Theorem somewhere in there? Divide by Pi? Find the square root?

Maybe I should take a different approach.

I think the problem here is that there is more going on besides the school bus. (God, was this all a metaphor?! Do they mix math and English these days?!) Having a complex or problematic relationship with your mother, in itself, is not a bad thing nor is it surprising. Allow me to run with that assumption for a moment. You’re a teenager and teens traditionally butt heads with parents for very valid reasons around this time. It’s part of establishing your independence. The problems arise when these clashes lead to the deterioration of mutual respect. Are you doing your best to respect your mom’s time, rules, and values? Do you feel that you are doing a good job of communicating your concerns and challenges in return?

This might be a good place to start. Have that conversation with yourself and with your mother.

That, and with setting your alarm about fifteen minutes earlier in the morning.

Good luck,

Kristine, TMH

PS: Maybe our readers have some more tips for you! They probably did better than I in math class, too.

5 Responses to “How Do I Reset My Mom’s Angry Button?”

03.06.13#1

Comment by joeinvegas.

Dear MH – he said he’s ‘too cool’ for the bus. He’s not late, he’s missing it on purpose. Is there a bully on the bus? Was he kicked off for playing with his phone? Is he the bully on the bus? So many questions. Maybe he just wants mom do buy him a car so he doesn’t have to ride the bus.

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03.09.13#2

Comment by GrandeMocha.

Walk to school. Uphill, in 5 feet of snow, both ways.

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06.13.13#3

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07.21.13#4

Comment by danny carranzaim actuallyagirl.

hi i am 10 and i aways make my mom mad and i may be a genius but for me it loook like she doesnt like me and stuff like that and i tell her about this how i fell then she gets mad because she says “Wat are u talking about everybody around u likes u ” and shes aways mad at me pls help me

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07.21.13#5

Comment by danny carranzaim actuallyagirl.

hi i am 10 and i aways make my mom mad and i may be a genius but for me it loook like she doesnt like me and stuff like that and i tell her about this how i fell then she gets mad because i say that then she says “Wat are u talking about everybody around u likes u ” and shes aways mad at me pls help me

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