I'm a mean mommy--at least, that's my kiddo's opinion half the time. She is 5 and I do things and make her do things that are totally unreasonable! I brush her curly hair! I make her pick up her toys! I don't let her watch TV all day or eat tons of candy! Clearly, I take my job seriously. She is either going to be a total rebel or join the Army and become a drill sergeant. As long as she is happy, healthy, kind, and responsible, my "meanness" will have served a purpose.