Disclaimer: I’ve dated some boys whose mothers were/are amazing (Momma O. and Mike’s momma Terry are among them!). So if I’ve dated your son and you’re reading this blog, I’m not necessarily talking about you…but I could be. And if I’ve dated YOU and you’re reading this, and you’re upset that I talked about your mom, QUIT BEING SUCH A MOMMA’S BOY!
I’m a firm believer that when you date or marry an individual, you are also dating/marrying the family (unless they are completely estranged from them).
And I don’t know how I do it, but I’ve found a lot (read: A LOT) of momma’s boys…boys who care more about what their mother thinks than anything else, and mothers who can’t get the picture to get out of their sons’ lives.
Let me give you some examples of overbearing mothers (all different) I’ve encountered:
- Going so far as to yell at me for fighting with her son
- Telling me that the only way her boy would marry me is if I got knocked up
- Stalking me on Facebook because I hurt her boy’s feelings
- Complaining that her boy spent too much money on my birthday gift
- Telling me that I’d never be as important to him as his car
- Bitching at me for not cooking her son a birthday cake–“How was I ever going to take care of him?”
- Yelling at me for not giving her any time to be alone with her son
- Glaring at me in line at the local Wal-mart long after her son and I broke up (this is lots of moms)
- Trying to get me to take lingerie on my vacation with her son and telling me that if he’s as good a lay as his father, I ought to consider myself lucky
And boys caring more about what their momma thinks? ANNOYING. I blame the mothers. Just because they can’t let go doesn’t mean that they ought to be sabotaging their sons’ relationships or still trying to control them.
So if you encounter a momma’s boy, save yourself the trouble and RUN. It’ll be a HUGE deal breaker.