Ah, how many of you mothers out there just cringed at that phrase, “Mama’s boy”.
Aw, c’mon, admit it. Let’s face it, the phrase has a negative connotation. Heaven knows I’ve heard plenty a mother tell her daughter that the one thing the daughter wants to ensure is to NOT get a “Mama’s boy”.
Which, being a mother of only boys IS JUST NOT FAIR! (Really, all caps does not do justice to the tantrum I want to throw here.)
I mean, you never hear anything derogatory about a “Mama’s girl”, or even a “Daddy’s girl”. I mean, those might even be considered good qualities in a girl.
But, in a boy. . .
In a boy, it is somehow seen as “weak”.
Well, I’m here to tell you that I apparently raised a “Mama’s boy” and it certainly isn’t in any manner you would imagine.
Because my “Mama’s boy”, isn’t a “Mama’s boy” to his MOTHER.
It turns out he is a “Mama’s boy” to other people’s mothers. Specifically mothers of girls. Mothers of girls who have informed him that he may take their daughter to prom should he so desire. And not by a single mother, but multiple mothers!
And this child of mine has never considered going to prom.
On the way home today he was complaining.
“I can’t seem to get a girl, but man do I attract their mothers. . .Do you realize how DISTURBING that is?”
His feelings are also raw because he was recently told that he was “adorable”.
“Mom, every time I think of that comment I picture the boy in the pink bunny sleeper in ‘A Christmas Story’.”
“What kind of person would tell a teen boy that they are “adorable’?”
Well, certainly not the Mama of this boy!