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I Love My Son But These Quotes About Mothers And Sons Creep Me The Hell Out

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I have two kids– a boy and a girl. They have very different personalities- sharing the same parents is about where their similarities end. My daughter is highly confident, happy-go-lucky, laid back and doesn’t have a worrying bone in her body. Even as a baby she was almost always in a good mood and never needed me right by her side to be happy. My son is the opposite- brooding and emotional, very affectionate, sensitive, fearful and in need of frequent reassurance. He’s gotten less so as he’s growing up but deep down, he’s always a kid who wants a hug and someone to snuggle him to sleep. I have found over time that I definitely have very different relationships with both of them and parent them accordingly. Because of my son’s personality, I find that I do baby him a bit more. I give him whatever cuddles and hugs he needs and I am very patient with his myriad of fears and concerns. He’s also small for his age and so easy to pick up and carry around, even at five years old.

All of this makes me kind of concerned at times- worrying that I’m making him into my “little prince” who can do no wrong. He is definitely a bit of a momma’s boy, which makes me nervous. Growing up, I always railed at my mom for going easier on my brothers than me. I felt like I could commit the same offense as my brothers and be punished twice as hard so when I found out I was going to have a son, I vowed to never favor him over my daughter. I would not fall victim to the nauseating trope that boys are their mother’s faultless angels, worshipped from birth. Fellow #momsofboys Beth Ramos and Megan Zander know exactly what this is about as we have jokingly dubbed ourselves the founding members of the Creepy Mom’s of Boys club. We imagine our futures spent stalking our sons from our Creepy Mom’s Minivan with the ladder strapped to the roof a la the motherhood ode to son-stalking, Love You Forever. It’s very healthy.

To fuel our fire, the internet has no shortage of obnoxious and nauseating mother-son quotes meant to warm our hearts (or induce vomiting). Of course there are quotes about fathers, daughters and mother/daughter but none are quite so barfy (and vaguely romantic) as the quotes about mothers and sons. Allow me to demonstrate-and try to keep your breakfast down:

 

1. Mothers of sons work from son up till son down.

And I guess mothers of girls eat bon-bons and crochet?

 

2. You are my son-shine!

Puke.

 

3. You’ll be his first kiss, his first love, his first friend. You are his momma and he is your whole world. He is your little boy.

His first kiss? His FIRST KISS?!??!

 

4. His little hands stole my heart and his little feet ran away with it.

Vomit chunks.

 

5. So there’s this boy. He kinda stole my heart. He calls me mommy.

I really shouldn’t have looked these up right after a big dinner.

 

6. Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.

No pressure there, little buddies. You’re just all she’s hanging on to, no big deal. Just don’t.screw.it.up.

 

7. A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, and his mother the longest.

Ew.

 

8. Son, you’ll outgrow my lap but never my heart.

This one is probably the least squicky of the bunch. At least it acknowledges that you have to stop putting him on your lap at some point. Doesn’t say when, though. #forever

 

9. There has never been anything quite so special as the love between a mother and son.

Are you listening, daughters? You will never be as special! Like, don’t even try.

 

10. A son is a mother’s most precious treasure.

Again, no pressure.

(Image: lendoeesmaltando.com)

211 Comments

  1. JJ

    June 9, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Well at least the women who marry these future men will be warned about their mother in laws way in advance based on these so called “sweet” but more like creepy quotes. Honestly some of them of while cheesy are not that bad since I have heard similar ones about daughters to but some of them just scream creepy stalker mother in law who will feels she wills always own her son and no woman can ever try to woo her precious man. After all she was “his first kiss” blech.

    • Valerie

      June 9, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      I wanted to scrub my brain with bleach after reading the first kiss one. Puke to the 11th power!

    • JadePanda

      June 9, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      Yeah, the ones that try to blur the parent-child relationship into something more…romantic…every kind of wrong. If a dad posted about his daughter like that on Facebook, CPS would come a-knockin’.

    • K.

      June 9, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      And I’m sorry to get all fucked up and stuff, but if some mother pulled the “first kiss” line on me, I’d be like, “Lady, you may have been first, but MY mouth has been everywhere.”

      You want to be coy? Oh we can be coy…

  2. Megan Zander

    June 9, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I kinda sorta like the one with “little feet” in it, just because, little feet! #sohealthy

    • Valerie

      June 9, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      The healthiest.

    • Megan Zander

      June 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      I’m going to whisper ” don’t ever leave me” when I tuck them in tonight. #onlyhalfjoking

    • Valerie

      June 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      Hahahahahaha. I did that when Ben was a baby to creep out my husband and make him laugh.

    • Megan Zander

      June 9, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      Be honest, you meant it a little.

    • Valerie

      June 9, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      #forever

    • Bethany Ramos

      June 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      #lovemyboys

    • Valerie

      June 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      Strap down the ladder, ladies. We’re going for a ride.

    • Megan Zander

      June 9, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      We need a theme song/anthem

    • Valerie

      June 9, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      Until then, we can put the words from Love Your Forever to a creepy sing-songy tune. Like in Ted- “You’re my little sixpence my pretty little sixpence”.

    • G.S.

      June 10, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      I’m picturing a creepy, horror movie rendition of “You Are My Sunshine” myself.

      #nokidsjustsharing

    • Valerie

      June 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      Share anytime!!! 🙂

  3. Kendra

    June 9, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Sorry, did you say something? I was too busy eating my bon-bons and crocheting. I always look at these quotes and think to myself “icky”. I get that it’s meant to be sweet, and I can sort of understand the sentiment, but….it’s really being trumped by the icky factor. I have a way we can all fix this. If you wouldn’t say it about your daughter, then you shouldn’t say it about your son. Re: #3.

    • Megan Zander

      June 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      I only have boys and I knit not crochet, but the Bon Bon sound fun can I come over ?

    • Kendra

      June 9, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      Absolutely! I don’t discriminate against #momsofboys! Plus….. since we’re talking about creepy MILs, maybe we can set our kids up in a creepy arranged marriage!?!?!?! YIPPEEEE for overinvolvement!!!!!!!!!

    • Megan Zander

      June 9, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      HAHAHAHAHAHA !love it!

    • Valerie

      June 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      I do have a girl. I will share All The Bon Bon’s.

    • Kendra

      June 9, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      Ummm…nu uh!! You’re busy working “Son up til son down” (extra creepy bc we’re using up/down in a discussion about boys…I’m not the only one who thinks this way right?) I only have a girl so I have EVEN MORE bon bons!!!

    • Megan Zander

      June 9, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      Her logic is sound Val ( steps over line to bon bon world aka Kendra’s )

    • Valerie

      June 9, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      You must share!!!

    • chippythehero

      June 9, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      you just brought that to a scary level, man.

    • whiteroses

      June 10, 2014 at 1:34 am

      I have a son- and I want some too.
      Also, I knit. Screw that crocheting noise.

    • MellyG

      June 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      fantastic!

  4. SA

    June 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Gawd! When I see #3 posted in various forms on Facebook I always feel ill. You can love your kid, but don’t be a creeper about it.

    • Megan Zander

      June 9, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      It reminds me of that south park episode where Cartman started the Christian pop group Faith +1 and wrote all these songs about loving Jesus so much he wanted to sleep with him. So funny.

    • JadePanda

      June 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      A favorite!

    • Kendra

      June 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      I LOVE THAT EPISODE. I can’t remember the exact words, but the one where he says “I want to get down on my knees” and something about Jesus….#dying.

    • keelhaulrose

      June 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      “I want to get down on my knees and start pleasing Jesus
      I want to feel his salvation all over my face”

      I’d say I’m going to hell for re-printing that, but I think my ticket has already been punched a few times for leaving my children in the car while I put away the cart.

    • Valerie

      June 9, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Hahahahahaha

    • SunnyD847

      June 10, 2014 at 12:24 am

      Cartman’s mom would totally post shit like this on her Facebook.

    • Megan Zander

      June 10, 2014 at 12:31 am

      I just laughed so I hard I woke up my husband. Worth it.

    • MellyG

      June 9, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      I wan’t “you can love your kid, but don’t be a creeper about it” embroidered on ALL THINGS

    • keelhaulrose

      June 9, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      I think I may start an etsy shop where I screenprint all the bits of sage advice I hear on this site.

    • Spongeworthy

      June 9, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      I would be into that.

  5. JadePanda

    June 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I can’t say much as I have a daughter, and couldn’t speak to the mother-son relationship.

    BUT…if my MIL talked this way about my husband…*shudder*

    • staferny

      June 9, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      My MIL does talk this way, and the shit she posts on FB makes me want to stab her right in the tit.

    • JadePanda

      June 9, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Oh honey…I am seriously *so* sorry. Is he her only boy or are there others to share in that misery?

    • staferny

      June 9, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      Sadly he’s the only boy and she is single with 3 failed marriages under her belt, so he has also been the only male steadily in her life. The only upside is that she lives halfway across Canada so I only have to see her about 3x per year.

    • JadePanda

      June 9, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      Dang, I was hoping for your sake that there were others to decrease the intensity. Thank heaven for out of province/state/town relatives!

    • Valerie

      June 9, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      RIGHT IN THE TIT

    • Effervescent Pheasant

      June 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      Are you me? My MIL is the same.. Hubby is over 35 and she STILL says “Morning Sunshine”! when we stay over for Thanksgiving… and makes him his widdle breakfast with the crust cut off toast… WTF

    • staferny

      June 9, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      I can feel my anxiety kicking in just thinking about these overbearing MILs. I think the creepiest thing she has done (so far) was when she was getting re-married. My H was in University and she gave him a gold band (total wedding band) and told him that even though she was getting remarried he would still come first in her life and the ring symbolized that. I should have just ran while I had the chance.

    • Spongeworthy

      June 9, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      OMG no no no no. I am so sorry you have to deal with that.

    • staferny

      June 9, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks, me too! But he has recently started shutting her down instead of just ignoring her, and I am coping via wine and internet support groups for people with shitty in-laws, and mommyish of course.

    • Spongeworthy

      June 9, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Wine and the internet makes it all better 🙂

    • Rachel Sea

      June 9, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      I just threw up in my mouth a little.

    • staferny

      June 9, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      I should record everything she says and sell it as a new weight loss plan. It’s like the syrup of ipecac that you don’t have to drink.

    • K.

      June 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm

      My MIL also gave me a framed 8 x 10 picture of herself and my DH when he was a baby…for my birthday. And also included a stuffed animal for HIM in the package.

      …We should go out and get drunk together.

    • staferny

      June 10, 2014 at 9:49 am

      Yes! But not so drunk that we can’t stumble over to her house with a few rolls of toilet paper after. We’ll be the tp ninja vigilantes, seeking payback for DILs everywhere.
      P.S – wear black

    • Larkin

      June 9, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      I am so, so sorry.

    • JenH1986

      June 10, 2014 at 9:57 am

      OMG. You need a drink…and hug…and a drink.

    • ted3553

      June 10, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      What the fuckety fuck???

    • Stacy Shain

      June 10, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Best comment of the day.My husbands mother is the devil and calls him every five minutes, and if he dosent answer she screams you are disapointing me on his answering machine. She shows up on our dates without asking, and when I come over with my kids, she takes my baby and locks herself in her room, saying she needs alone time with her. I am in a living hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • staferny

      June 10, 2014 at 9:38 am

      Wow, you have it worse than me. Did you guys having kids up her crazy factor? Just wondering what I’m in for.

    • Stacy Shain

      June 10, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      She was always crazy, like when we dated would call him all day, and when we got out first house that she already saw called him while I was going to see it for the first time and said I want to see it again with both of you, and he said no Stacy and I want to see it together, she cursed at him, and demanded that she go with us, then she would call every night demanding we come over for dinner, then called him randomly demanding he bring her dinner, or fix her computer. he told me he would talk to her, but it never changed. Then my first son came and she tot flipped out! She didnt want me to breastfeed so she could feed him. He got sick and she wanted to come over, and when I said no becasause he needed rest, she freaked and said she deserved to be there. She would just show up, and take him, and pass him around to people I didnt no, and wanted to see him everyday.We went on our first family vacation, and she complained she wasnt invited, and yelled at him, and verbally abused him, and he just takes it. The list goes on and on, we broken up over it, and each time he says its going to get better. It just gets worse….

  6. Kendra

    June 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Also, kinda random…but why does the man get a sweetheart AND a wife?

  7. Youthier

    June 9, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    When I see these, I always think “I love him but I’m not IN love with him.”

    Also, I’m going to try and raise him to not have a wife and a sweetheart. Ideally, those will be the same person.

    • Megan Zander

      June 9, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      Yes, what’s with that?!

    • Momma425

      June 9, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      Um, yes. WTF, and why does my husband love me “best” but not “most”???

  8. MellyG

    June 9, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I think that there’s a double standard too, you don’t see the creepy quotes about dads and daughters. And i doubt that it’s for lack of love, but more of the “eww” factor, like if my dad talked about himself being my first kiss i’d still be in therapy.

    • Valerie

      June 9, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      EXACTLY! That is why this annoys me so much. Like, if my husband is creepy close to our daughter and said this shit people would think there was something wrong with him. But if I say it about my son? Awwwwww. No thanks. Barf-o-rama.

    • MellyG

      June 9, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      that’s why the purity balls creep me out

    • Valerie

      June 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      Precisely! It’s wrong on every level to have that kind of relationship with your child.

    • Guest

      June 9, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      There totally is…it’s called “Purity Balls”, where daughters dress up in formal gowns/wedding-ish gowns, and exchange rings with their dads and promise their sexuality to them. There’s even pictures, in which the fathers place their hands on their daughter’s hips in strangely suggestive embraces…

    • Momma425

      June 9, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      Oh, those are NOT OKAY at all. So weird!

    • Suebee

      June 9, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      Well, and let’s not forget some of the creepier Father-daughter wedding songs…I Loved Her First comes very close to some of these quotes. Lol

    • Williwaw

      June 10, 2014 at 1:06 am

      Purity Balls sound like some sort of rum ball coated in shredded coconut. If only.

    • SunnyD847

      June 10, 2014 at 12:38 am

      These mom/son ones creep me out, but if any dad I knew posted equivalent stuff I probably would not let my girls go over to that house anymore.

    • Ew..

      June 10, 2014 at 11:54 am

      This.

      Am I the only one that gets creeped out whenever I hear the term “daddy-daughter date”?

  9. Maria Guido

    June 9, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Yeah – these are pretty much the worst.

  10. ToastDon'tCare(aka LiteBrite)

    June 9, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    #3: I guess, technically, that’s true, but ewwwwwww.

    Btw, my son went through a phase where he would try and kiss me on the lips. He’d take my face in his hands, and….yuck. I mean, I love that kid to death and give him all the check kisses he can handle, but that was too much.

    • Valerie

      June 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      HAHAHAHAHAHA. My son does it too- I think he watches too much tween Disney channel with my daughter and wants to try out his own romantic moves. I’m like “no thanks, buddy!”

    • Kendra

      June 9, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      This is not just a son thing!! My daughter does this to me.

    • K.

      June 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      My son does it too–although he’s too young to really know how to kiss properly, so it’s pretty much like getting licked by a schnauzer.

    • K.

      June 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      My son does it too–although he’s too young to really know how to kiss properly, so it’s pretty much like getting licked by a schnauzer.

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      June 9, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      Hahaha aww my toddler kisses me (and everyone else too) on the mouth, it’s never felt weird to me.

    • moonie27

      June 9, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      One branch of my family does mouth-kissing, which – ew. Sorry! My immediate family doesn’t kiss at all and every time the other kids (all under 5) try to kiss me on the mouth, I have to act fast and present them the cheek.

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      June 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      My family doesn’t do mouth-kissing either and I gotta say it always made me feel really weird as a child. Like my grandma (who raised me) would always make me kiss her on the cheek or chin, which is whatever, but if I ever accidentally kissed her on the mouth it made her visibly uncomfortable…like kissing and affection were somehow shameful. So that’s partially why I have made an effort to never make my son feel awkward about the way he wants to give us affection. Tbh, I think seeing familial mouth-kissing as weird is way more weird than kissing your parent on the mouth.

    • moonie27

      June 9, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      Ah. I don’t make them kiss or hug me – I ask if they want good-bye or good-night hugs/kisses but if they say no, I’m cool with it. And I’m cool with helping them realize there are places they shouldn’t grab/touch/show me affection – but I’m also not their mother, who doesn’t really care if the baby grabs her boobs or the toddler headbutts her in the bajingo or butt.
      But yeah, mouth kissing is something I reserve for sexual partners only. And so it does squick me out a little to see family members doing it (and I think most people would agree that there is an age where it gets squicky in general) but I try not to display that because intellectually, I know it’s just a way to show familial affection. Still… not for me.

    • whiteroses

      June 9, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      I think it’s different if they’re under the age of three. If they’re old enough to know better? Yeah, no. My two year old kisses me on the lips. I’m ok with that. I’d be distinctly less ok with that if he was five or six.

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      June 9, 2014 at 11:56 pm

      I definitely see what you mean…Guess I’ll have to see how I feel, I just can’t imagine feeling weird about my kid pecking me on the mouth.

    • whiteroses

      June 10, 2014 at 12:01 am

      Makes sense to me, completely.

    • Williwaw

      June 10, 2014 at 1:07 am

      My two year-old kisses his vegetables and then gives them to me. Somehow he thinks this makes up for not eating them himself.

    • whiteroses

      June 10, 2014 at 1:33 am

      That’s adorable.

    • ToastDon'tCare(aka LiteBrite)

      June 9, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      I think it’s the WAY he does it. It feels like he’s practicing, which if that’s the case, oh hell no kid.

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      June 9, 2014 at 11:52 pm

      lollllll I definitely agree that is weird then

    • SunnyD847

      June 9, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      My little sister kissed us all on the lips, no big, but I drew the line when she stuck her tongue in my mouth after she saw people frenching in a movie. Yuck!

    • Kitsune

      June 10, 2014 at 11:54 am

      Yeah, my first thought on #3 was that technically correct but those phrases have romantic connotations so ick. Plus I’m not even sure who kissed our son first, me or my husband. #momofboyscardrevoked

  11. noodlestein

    June 9, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Is this post sponsored by Old Spice? No? It should be!

    • Kendra

      June 9, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      Seriously, those commercials are the CREEPIEST.

    • Momma425

      June 9, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      Bahaha
      My husband was even more creeped out by those commercials than I was! He was like, “That mom just called her son sexy. If my mom did that, I would barf.”

    • noodlestein

      June 9, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      Plus one of the moms SLITHERS out of the couch! Nope, nope, nope!

    • Lilly

      June 10, 2014 at 11:54 am

      I really want to know what happened in their marketing department — first they had the most awesome, memeworthy ads (Isaiah Mustafa stuff) and then went so so weird and creepy

    • G.S.

      June 10, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      I don’t know, I think the ad with the song is hilarious in the sense that I think we’re supposed to be laughing AT the moms instead of WITH them. Like, “Haha, look at all these clingy moms being clingy! That one’s even following him in the sand! Haha, what is UP with these women?! Are they even human with their stalking skills?!”

  12. CRod

    June 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Currently pregnant with a little girl, and I secretly hoped for a girl. Needy, prince-like, momma’s boys bother me. The neediness is annoying. I feel like with a needy, sniveling-like, momma’s boy I would constantly be telling him to man up. Probably wouldn’t be the best thing for the kid. But I guess it all works out, because I get to sit around eating bon bons with my girl.

  13. evilstepmom

    June 9, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Really wish I could figure out a way to send these articles anonymously to someone else…

    • itpainsme2say

      June 9, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      Crate a fake email account called [email protected] or [email protected] or something like that and put the link in an email to them

    • Guest

      June 9, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      There are websites dedicated to sending anonymous emails…just sayin…

    • itpainsme2say

      June 9, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Ya I thought of that after i commented then i was like this would add a personal touch

  14. Daisy

    June 9, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    None of you clearly have sons… All mothers should be able to relate to the intense love and connection they have with their children. I love all of these quotes. My son needs me and he’ll always need me, just the way I need him. And even though my son is only 40 months I know he’ll grow up to know that I trump any other woman he will ever meet. I gave birth to him for gods sake!! His wife/Girlfriend DID NOT!!
    And no I’m not crazy.

    • K2

      June 9, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      Oh my goodness. You do sound crazy. How do you know how he’ll feel later? And 40 months doesn’t exist, pleeeease use years.

    • Kay_Sue

      June 9, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      Psssh, my youngest son is 44.97 months old, and my older son is 89.54 months old….. 😛

    • Jessifer

      June 9, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      You realize it’s not a competition between wife and mother, right? Otherwise, I pity your poor future daughter-in-law!

    • whiteroses

      June 9, 2014 at 11:13 pm

      I don’t think she’ll have to worry about having a daughter in law, to be honest.

    • K.

      June 9, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      You kind of sound crazy.

      (And I AM the mother of a son and I think these quotes are dumb)

    • Kay_Sue

      June 9, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      I too am the mother of a son and I second K. on this so hard.

    • K.

      June 10, 2014 at 12:05 am

      And she sounds hopelessly unaware of this fact:

      MOM = woman the guy’s born to

      WIFE = woman the guy CHOOSES

    • Kay_Sue

      June 10, 2014 at 10:18 am

      And not every guy likes the mother he is born to, but most at least start off liking their wives….

    • The Kez

      June 10, 2014 at 4:23 am

      Another mother with a son here and I’m with you guys. Daisy, you’ve got issues.

    • KarenMS

      June 9, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      I totally thought she was hysterical until I scrolled down and realized how serious she was. I was totally fooled by the “40 months” remark

    • SunnyD847

      June 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

      I REALLY thought this was a joke. It’s just so over-the-top cray-cray-crazy.

    • K.

      June 10, 2014 at 12:08 am

      For some reason, I skipped over the “40 months” and then went, “Oh yeah…kind of weird” after someone else mentioned it.

      And this mother seems to have very optimistic views on her son “needing” her always. Um, if your son “needs” you at age 30 (that’s 360 months)…you didn’t do your job as a mom.

    • Katie

      June 9, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Please tell me this is a joke.

    • Melyssa

      June 9, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      40 months? lol this HAS to be a joke.

    • Daisy

      June 9, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      I can use months for as long as I please! People use months up to at least 3 years.

    • Jayess

      June 9, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      which, btw, you have now passed. #justsayin

    • K2

      June 9, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      And the point is..? To make him sound younger?

    • Daisy

      June 9, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      No because that is my choice and he is my child.

    • whiteroses

      June 9, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      Good luck with that- eventually, he’ll grow up, and though I’m sure you’ll enjoy having a non-functioning 40 year old living in your basement, what happens after you die?

    • SunnyD847

      June 9, 2014 at 11:56 pm

      Don’t you mean 480-month-old?

    • whiteroses

      June 10, 2014 at 12:01 am

      Yes. I mean, how could I be so obtuse?

    • VA Teacher

      June 9, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      “people use months up to at least 3 years”…. which is 36 months. Now, I know I don’t teach math, but I’m pretty sure 40>36.
      Sincerely, a 380 month old.

    • Williwaw

      June 10, 2014 at 1:11 am

      I am 527 months young!

    • candyvines

      June 9, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      I am 435 months TODAY!!!

    • whiteroses

      June 9, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      Happy Birthday 🙂

    • candyvines

      June 10, 2014 at 7:34 am

      Thank you! I celebrated by reading sonnets to my unborn son.

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      June 9, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      lolol I KNOW THIS IS KILLING ME. What is he, like 12 years old? Can’t do math.

    • Spongeworthy

      June 9, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      This 416-month-old is real hoping it’s a joke.

    • noodlestein

      June 9, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      Hmm, tough one!

    • Daisy

      June 9, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Excuse me? Troll?? I’m just stating my opinion! Difference of opinion dosen’t make me a damn troll.

    • itpainsme2say

      June 9, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Only a troll would ignore the fact that Val said she had boys in the beginning of the article

    • Daisy

      June 9, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      I wasn’t referring to Val, I was referring to the commentors.

    • noodlestein

      June 9, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      Plus tone. Tone is very important, and yours had a whiff of superciliousness and condescension often seen in trolls.

    • Daisy

      June 9, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      Or this is just my real attitude, once again I clearly have a different opinion and that dosen’t make me a troll. Pretty hard to believe that they are really moms like this in the world? Oh and where’d you get your degree in internet psychology from?

    • noodlestein

      June 9, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      That’s fine if it’s your attitude/opinion. What I’m saying is that you need to watch your tone. You ignored the fact that many of the commentors stated that they had sons. You ignored what the article was really saying in favor of defensiveness and shrill retort. You also, in one fell swoop, implied that your way was the light and the path of all goodness, and we must be crazy and stupid if we thought otherwise. I don’t have a psychology degree, but I do have one in writing, and you should look at the implications and meanings of your words if you want to escape whiffs of trollishness. Because right now, it stinks!

    • Daisy

      June 9, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      In nowhere do I state nor imply that my way is “the light and the path to all goodness” I said all mothers should know the intense love and connection with a child but I never said my way was the right way. Once again I’m just stating my opinion not giving advice. Even though I came off rude.

    • whiteroses

      June 9, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      I have plenty of love and connection with my son. And while I do call him “sonshine” on occasion I also know that eventually he will grow up and leave. My goal in the intervening years is to provide a good example of the type of woman he’ll marry and to equip him with good life skills. I would also like to have a good relationship with the woman he will hopefully eventually marry. Yeah, I gave birth to him, but that earns me the right to be called “mom”, not the right to have him tied to my apron for life. I want him to grow up, be more successful than I ever dreamed of, and if I’m lucky he’ll let me babysit his kids sometimes.

      The whole point of being a parent is to raise someone who will eventually become an adult and maybe raise their own kids. If you’re planning on infantilizing your child for the rest of his life, congrats, but you’re kind of screwing up the whole parenting gig.

    • itpainsme2say

      June 9, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      Two of which Val also mentioned had boys in her article so my comment is still valid also a lot of the commenters arguing against you also have said the genders of the children but really the sex of the children isn’t the point. The level of disturbing attachment you have for your child however is and most people can see that whether they have children or not

    • staferny

      June 9, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      This may be because I’ve been watching too much tv lately but in my experience, all 398 months of it, the only mother that believes this is Norma Bates. But all the power to you.

    • JadePanda

      June 9, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      [img]http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view2/1158691/norman-bates-smile-o.gif[/img]

    • whiteroses

      June 9, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      So. freaking.creepy.

    • Ashley Austrew

      June 9, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Don’t need your kids. That’s way too much pressure. You nurture your children and give them the tools to thrive, then you let them go, and if you’ve done it right, you earn their friendship in adulthood. Your kids don’t exist to parent you and tend to your needs. Don’t put that on them.

    • JadePanda

      June 9, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      As the adult child of a “smother”, thank you. Perfectly said.

    • Ashley Austrew

      June 9, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      Right there with you! lol

    • whiteroses

      June 9, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      I mean, no pressure, kid, but you’re only my reason for being, breathing and living– but like I said, no pressure.

      Jesus. If I was that kid, I’d be trying to go home with other people as soon as I could walk.

    • Spongeworthy

      June 9, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      This comment is really something.

    • Valerie

      June 9, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      I wish a Eve had been around to feature it. Lol.

    • CMJ

      June 9, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      If you feel that you will “trump any other woman he will ever meet” I feel REALLY, REALLY bad for your son and any woman he comes into contact with….it’s not a competition. Why do you need to trump them?

    • VA Teacher

      June 9, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Yes, you kind of are.

    • Kay_Sue

      June 9, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Uh…what?

    • Williwaw

      June 10, 2014 at 1:09 am

      I have a son I love more than anything on earth but I do not plan to be his first kiss. That’s for his girlfriend (or boyfriend, should be be gay or bisexual). Ew. Talking about your child the way you talk about a lover is creeeeeeeeppy.

      PS He is 30.015 months old.

    • Ursi

      June 10, 2014 at 7:58 am

      Aw, Mom, is that you? There’s a reason my brother (your son) doesn’t call so much anymore you know.

    • Allyson_et_al

      June 10, 2014 at 9:07 am

      Yeah, no. I have a son, and you are crazy.

  15. K2

    June 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Gross, yet happens all around. Mothers who see NOTHING wrong in their son (who is doing plenty wrong), but would definitely see it in the daughter..

  16. K.

    June 9, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    My MIL quoted me, “You have your daughter for life, but your son is yours until he gets a wife.”

    My. Mother. In. Law. said that to me. I was kind of like, “…So…You want him back or something?”

    What was I supposed to say to THAT?

    (And as a mother of a son myself, I love my son dearly, but I resent this sort of ‘mommy-dearest’ crap.)

    • JadePanda

      June 9, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      Ugh, seriously.

      Plus, as a daughter, I’m not too keen on the whole “you’re mine for life” deal.

    • JenH1986

      June 10, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Love my mom. She’s my bestie, my homegirl, she rocks. Hubs would still say I’m his. I agree.

    • Guest

      June 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      This must be an old person thing. My FIL has said something similar about daughters always sticking around and seeing their parents while sons move on and see their wive’s family more. I was like really, jealous much? We saw his parents weekly at the time. Sorry your son doesn’t have the inclination to call his parents five times a day like your crazy daughter.

    • Momma425

      June 9, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      My daughter’s dad’s family actually started a HUGE fight with me about this when our daughter was a baby.
      My mom was a stay at home mom. His family worked full time. So, yeah, my mom came and visited me during the day while I was recovering from surgery and spent more time with me BECAUSE SHE WAS HOME DURING THE DAY AND WAS ABLE TO COME AND DO THAT. Plus my parents drove to our house and visited us. His family expected us to tote our newborn up to their house every single time they wanted to see her as a baby. Then, they got pissed and yelled at me because my family saw my daughter more.
      As a matter of fact, I will never ever forget after he and I broke up, his stepmother sent me this nasty e-mail about how she’d always hated me and how it was all my fault that her relationship with her stepson suffered, and that she blamed me for him drinking and I probably deserved the physical abuse that happened- and in this whole thing she went off about how he didn’t call her for mother’s day and that was all my fault. I responded to that in particular and said, “I didn’t realize he didn’t call you or get you anything for mother’s day. I asked him to call his mom- perhaps he called his (birth mother’s name) instead. I find that very odd because he got both me and MY mother gifts for mother’s day.” She FLIPPED out and it was hilarious.

    • SunnyD847

      June 10, 2014 at 12:36 am

      Yeah, that’s sensible. Treating someone like crap is the PERFECT way to make them want to spend more time with you.

    • Alanna Jorgensen

      June 10, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      My fiance’s dad decided that we weren’t coming over enough for his taste, so his response to that was to act like we didn’t exist on Thanksgiving and Christmas when we WERE there. Yeah, that really makes me want to visit more often…

    • Layla

      June 10, 2014 at 7:09 am

      Also provided you have a good relationship with your own family aren’t you as the mom more likely to have your own family over during the day if you are a SAHM. My mil doesn’t seem to understand this. When my mom comes over during the week I don’t have to entertain her. We hang out, I get opportunity to do some things I need to take care of or she will clean and cook for me (after baby was born and sometimes even now that they are a little older). If my mil were to come I would definitely have to cook, clean and sit and entertain her. No thank you

    • Guets

      June 10, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      Yeah, I loved visiting my inlaws house but honestly having them over made me a wreck. I felt like I had to entertain and that she as judging my home and everything. My mother comes over and I could give two craps.

    • K.

      June 10, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      Yikes. Probably better you are not part of that family!

    • Guets

      June 10, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      That was the perfect response. At least my FIL, I think, was just upset that they only hear from my BIL who is a giant drama queen and mama’s boy. I think both my inlaws know that the only reason they saw their son as much, got called as much, and got any gifts ever was because of me. And regardless of putting both our names on the card they always thank me. I told them though (when they were still living nearby) that we saw them WAY more than we ever saw my family but at this point they can’t complain because they’re out of state 😀

    • JenH1986

      June 10, 2014 at 10:05 am

      I see my MIL WAY more than my own mom. We live 15 minutes from both of them, but my mom and her man are all about the party and the boat and the time doing stuff. Me and the hubs can’t afford that and his parents don’t so…we see them WAY more. And that’s cool. It’s not unhealthy or weird and we are both ok with it (no weird MIL creep factor) But my grandpa still thinks we are closer to my mom. Old people.

    • Spongeworthy

      June 9, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      I hope she kept the receipt!
      Seriously, this is so gross. And it sets up this weird competition between mom and wife. Do these moms not understand the difference between loving a parent and loving a spouse or partner? I just…one thing I want for my son is to find a loving partner and to be a good and loving partner. Who wouldn’t want that for their child?

  17. Effervescent Pheasant

    June 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    GAWD… I can’t stand these, I have two boys and two girls and it all drives me nuts… Sons are the Anchors to… HUH? and I can’t stand “sayings” shirts like “Mommy’s little DUDE” “Daddy’s All Star” “mommy’s little monkey”… To keep things fair, I can’t stand the Diva / Mommy’s Princess junk either for girls. Just no…

    • Williwaw

      June 10, 2014 at 1:17 am

      Absolutely. Any clothes we received along the lines of “Major Hunk” or “Mommy’s Little Man” were mysteriously outgrown in seconds and consigned to the donation box.

  18. LadyClodia

    June 9, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    I have two boys, and these are so, so creepy.

  19. Guest

    June 9, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    #7 doesn’t make sense to me… are you saying that all these husbands have sweethearts that they love more than their wives?

    • JadePanda

      June 9, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      Kind of explains the obsessive son-love, though…

  20. Zettai

    June 9, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    3 made me feel like a perv. And I’m glad that I’m not the only one who realized how fucked up that “Love You Forever” book was as an adult.

  21. Rachel Sea

    June 9, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Love your sons, but don’t love your sons. Because ew. And also prison.

    • itpainsme2say

      June 9, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Now I want to end all my sentences in And also prison.

    • K.

      June 9, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      Iknorite?!

    • JenH1986

      June 10, 2014 at 10:02 am

      Edit: Iknorite?! and also prison.

  22. Ashley Austrew

    June 9, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Yuck. I’m expecting a son in 4 weeks, but I already have a daughter, and I can’t imagine saying or thinking this kind of stuff about either of my kids. That “so there’s this boy…” one is just fucking creepy, and that “he’ll love his wife the best, but his mother the longest” one…wtf? I am not in any sort of competition with my children’s future spouses.

    • BexleyS

      June 10, 2014 at 7:20 am

      I’m due in a few weeks and I don’t know what I’m having but women who behave this way make me hope it’s not a boy! I know sooooo many mothers who say that their boys will NEVER have a girlfriend and that they will NEVER grow up and leave them!!! These people seem totally sane, then a baby boy pops out of their vagina and all sense just goes out of the window. I think there is something between mothers and sons that mustn’t be understood until you’ve got one because I can never understand why many women treat their sons like babies waaaaay into their adult life. My husband could literally do nothing for himself when I met him (it’s ok, I’ve trained him now) and his mum still treats him like a kid. I hope that if I do have a boy I won’t turn into one of these crazies and can raise a boy who is ready for the real world.

  23. LK

    June 9, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Cult of the mama’s boy. Don’t do it ladies. You will turn your boy into a spoiled, lazy problem that some poor person is going to have to fix later, and you will turn yourself into THAT mother-in-law that nobody NOBODY wants. NOT that I’m speaking from experience or anything…

    • whiteroses

      June 9, 2014 at 11:03 pm

      If you make it that far. I dated a guy who is probably the ultimate mama’s boy. His mom actively opposed us getting married- she was okay with us dating but not with a permanent commitment. He proposed, and she refused to speak to him until he broke it off. I haven’t seen him in years, but last I heard he was still living with a bunch of roommates and going home to visit every weekend.

      Biggest bullet I’ve ever dodged. I don’t think I could have put up with her every day for the rest of my life.

  24. Kim B

    June 9, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Mothers who really think these things will end up with messed up sons. I was dating this guy that I thought was great until I heard him speak to his mother on the phone. His part of the conversation was, “Yes, Mommy. I know Mommy. I love you too, Mommy. More than anyone ever, Mommy. You ARE my best friend. I’m yours forever, Mommy.” He was almost 30 years old. After the first Mommy, I was half way out the door. Gave me the willies.

    • JadePanda

      June 9, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      Eek! Smart woman.

    • Allyson_et_al

      June 10, 2014 at 9:02 am

      I learned two important things from dating:
      1. Never date a man who hates his mother. If he hates her, he probably hates women.
      2. Never date a man who loves his mother too much. Sounds like you learned that one, too.

  25. Audrey

    June 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    My boyfriend of 8 years and I have been living with his mother and her husband for about two years. It’s not ideal, but my boyfriend is finishing up his PhD and it’s letting us save up for a place. Normally it’s fine. Except when his mom and I were talking about his eventual postdoc, and she casually mentioned that if he went to Yale (15 minutes from our house) she would sell the house and buy an apartment down the street. Umm…NO. I love her, but cut. the. cord. already.

  26. Jayamama

    June 9, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Funny, I have two girls, and I actually do crochet and eat candy. But only in the evenings, once I go through the hour-long bedtime routine including the three trips back into the room to convince them it is actually bedtime, cleaning up after dinner, picking up toys, and then collapsing on the couch in exhaustion caused by chasing them around all day. Having toddlers is hard, regardless of their gender. Let’s not try to start a war here.

    • SunnyD847

      June 9, 2014 at 11:49 pm

      You know that wasn’t serious right? Of course all parents work hard which is why saying “mothers of sons work son from up ’til son down” is annoying because it implies that mothers of girls don’t work as hard.

    • Jayamama

      June 10, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Sometimes I want to curse the online medium, which does not allow for inflection. Yes, I know the author doesn’t think that. I was responding sarcastically to her sarcasm and commenting on how idiotic that phrase was. Implying that mothers of sons work harder is a pain, because it’s not like my daughter just sits quietly and reads books or does puzzles all day. That’s all I was saying.

    • SunnyD847

      June 10, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      Ooohhhhh! (Upward inflection indicating belated understanding)

  27. Larkin

    June 9, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Oh man, #3… I’ve seen that one pop up on my Facebook feed and it always makes me want to hurl. Seriously? You’re waxing poetic about being your son’s “first love” and “first kiss”???? Ew.

  28. JBK

    June 9, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Have you seen the book I Love You Forever? It will creep you out.

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      June 9, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      I’ve been given this book like 5 fucking times. WHY?!
      Don’t worry, they all ended up in the recycling bin because I didn’t even want to take them to Goodwill.

    • Allyson_et_al

      June 10, 2014 at 8:59 am

      Creepiest. Book. Ever. My 11-year-old son agrees.

  29. Cruelty Cupcake

    June 9, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    You should’ve used a photo of Lysa and Robin because O_O

    • Kay_Sue

      June 9, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      I was thinking that too. Would have been *perfect*.

  30. Kay_Sue

    June 9, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    I feel like I need a shower.

  31. The Actual Devil

    June 9, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I hate the idea that there is some sort of competition between a mother and her son’s wife/girlfriend. It’s so not the same relationship, at all- well, it shouldn’t be, at least. Your son should be grown up and not need a mother. If he is replacing his mother with his wife clearly he has some maturing to do. His wife should be his equal partner.

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  33. keetakat

    June 10, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Yeah, statements like this turn on 2 warning lights for me; either 1, mom’s got nothing else going on in her existence or 2, mom’s working awfully hard to convince someone that she’s a good mom. Either way, it signals a tangled future for the child…in my humble opinion.

  34. Allyson_et_al

    June 10, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Valerie, I think we may be the same person. Not only do I find all these quotes completely squicky/nauseating/insulting to my poor daughter who will apparently never be as special as my Little Man (ick), but I have the exact same response to Love You Forever. My 11-year-old son and I have a running joke about how, as soon as he turns 40, I’m heading out to buy that ladder, and he’s heading out to get a restraining order.

  35. Jennie Blair

    June 10, 2014 at 11:37 am

    These creepy things have me hoping and praying for a daughter so I would get this crap and feel like I need to shower every 20 minutes.

  36. Elisa Probert

    June 10, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Note to self – if you ever have children, remember the goal…to help craft them into adults who can function in society, interact with non-relatives, and can make their own choices without checking with mommy. And hopefully they can be better people than me.

    I’m not asking too much, am I?

  37. Wanene Asura Kurney Grilo

    June 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Occasionally I see my son act out some of my childhood behaviors, at first it was cute when he was much younger when we didn’t speak the same language. Today I would catch him in the act, just in time and my stratagem of all my discipline methods are to explain the issue and why it is wrong. Then give him the understanding why I have to discipline him and what type of a loving mother would do this. With an instant an excuse would be I don’t love him. Hum, the same excuse I have to my mother and immediately I understood what our problem was of the two no communication because lack of maturity and second it is a tool or weapon that a custom child would use to divert from the real issue so to clear both causes I cover them both and each time he uses these stratagems with me I would use mine. When he begin to have a tantrum he is 6yrs now I use both and make sure before he leaves my office he is mentally stable and knows that I love him and right now I am your very best reason to continue to live life the way God intended and a even more reason to love himself even more to stop having these tantrums before he injures himself. Things that are exactly the same patterns from my childhood and can be stressful but as well a good experience to justify that I’ve Matured by what I experience from my upbringing relationship with my mom and how much we have accomplished in building a better relationship between one mother and one mother it is serves a great contribution to the stratagems in my motherhood. Wow did I write that or what cool…

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