‘World’s Meanest Mom’ sells daughter’s dream truck on Craigslist

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ALMELUND, Minn. – She calls herself the “World’s Meanest Mom,” but a Minnesota mother says she has a reason for selling her daughter’s dream truck on Craigslist.

Amy Adams said her daughter “decided that her grades don’t matter, that she can disrespect myself and her siblings on a daily basis and that she has the right to skip school and run away from home.”

Adams added that her daughter, who was just about to get her driver’s license, “was on her ‘one more chance and the truck was getting sold.’ And she blew that ‘one more chance’ on Monday when she decided to skip school.”

The ad has generated hundreds of responses, many of them supportive – some even from other parents who aren’t even interested in buying the 1998 Dodge Ram she listed at $2,750, Adams told WFMY.

It wasn’t just the tough parental justice that turned heads, Adams clearly took pleasure in writing the following:

“If the person driving the truck on a daily basis will be attending North Branch high school next year you will get a $300 discount. Why? Because I AM the World’s Meanest Mom, and would love for her to be reminded every day next year of all of the mistakes she made.”

The Craigslist post has since been flagged and taken down – Adams believes her daughter’s high school friends are doing it – but she says she’ll keep on posting it.

Adams says she, too, was a “snippy,” “obnoxious” teenager, but it was her mother – who preferred to be seen as a “mean mom” rather than a friend – whose values kept Adams on the right path.

Adams said she hopes her daughter “realizes that it’s okay to discipline your kids. And it’s okay to have expectations . . . (and) consequences.”

14 comments

  • bob of all bobs

    I’m sorry but people just look ridiculous when they’re driving pick up trucks that big. Especially those who only drive it on city streets.

    • ANOTHERBOB

      Good parents teach their children that there are consequences Chuck, and then enforce their rules. You can’t buy love.

  • anotherbob

    Bravo to the mother, this is tough love at its finest. Kids these days are little self absorbed entitled brats, and you can’t discipline them or smack them around anymore because that’s not PC and you’ll get in trouble for it. Kids need to learn some respect and learn to work hard for what they want.

  • ANOTHERBOB

    @CHUCK ALLAN
    By the way Chuck, the mother should prevent her from getting her get a driver’s license, should take away her cell phone, and stop buying her clothes.

  • Spencer Reid

    I would rather drive a little Prius, than one of those Big Ugly trucks, that makes it look like you are over compensating for something you are lacking. Not to mention the Noxious Fumes and Stupid loud noises made by the Diesel trucks, that make you look like a JackA$$ to begin with

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