Though but six years on this planet,
though a member of a caring family,
though the youngest of four siblings,
she told her mother in a loud voice:
“You are the meanest mother in the whole world.”
The next day her dad got it:
“You are the meanest dad in the whole wide world.”
Oh, the trials and tribulations of parenting;
oh, the “slings and arrows” from one’s own offspring.
After the double volley,
the meanest mom and dad in the whole world
had an evening drink, chat and a good long laugh.
They were beginning to realize that they had
the meanest little child in the whole wide world.
Bishop Robert Morneau