What if mama doesn’t want the drama?

Perhaps you are familiar with the saying, “Save the drama for your mama!” Well, that is all well and fine for those folks who aren’t the mama.  But I ask you – what about the mama?  What if mama doesn’t want the drama?  What if mama would like to be able to deflect the drama as well?

I can say as a mama of four that I have been the recipient of plenty of offspring-driven drama and I am tired of all the drama being heaped disproportionately on mamas.  It is time for mamas everywhere to stand up and say, “ENOUGH!”

I mean really….it is one thing to be there for your kids when they need you, but it is quite another for all others to be able to divert their drama burden to you.  Don’t mamas have enough responsibilities without carrying the drama weight of the world?  Don’t mamas deserve better than being designated as the wholesale dump site for drama?

I think they do deserve better.  I propose a new saying…“Spare your mama the drama!” Mamas deserve a break.

So, the next time someone tells you to save the drama for your mama, you tell them politely, “No thank you…I’d like to share it with you.” And if they give you any grief let your mama know and she’ll call them up and tell them what she thinks of their attempt to deflect drama.  Oh yes, that should put this whole mama drama deflection issue to bed in short order…because one adage that I have spoken of time and time again in this blog that rings true again in this instance is, “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” And one thing far worse than drama…is an unhappy mama. ;-)

Day five hundred and fifty of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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2 Responses to What if mama doesn’t want the drama?

  1. Avatar of jimlindlauf jimlindlauf says:

    You could also deflect it by saying “Mama don’t want no drama: Share it with the llama!” Purchasing a pet camelid may well be worth the money if it can keep Mama happy!

  2. Auntie En says:

    The saying, “Save the drama for your Mama” means that Mama is the only authorized person to efficiently (not politely) end the drama. I, as a non-mama, can only deflect or defer drama. Mama is the drama cure.

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