Everyone knows that a mother's place is in the wrong
Two reports last week put country's mothers on the Guilty Step
Published 12/07/2015 | 02:30
Asthma. Autism. Crap Christmas presents. Missing socks. Serial killers. Failing grades. Obesity. Cheeky teenagers. Naomi Campbell's temper. Megalomaniacs. What do they all have in common? Come on, it's easy. Yes, you've guessed, you can blame them all on mammy.
Delinquent child? The mother can't control him. Daughter who suffers from asthma? It's practically proven that the cause is an overbearing mother. And as for autism? That's covered by the false notion of the 'refrigerator mother', so cold and unloving that her child develops severe developmental problems communicating with others.
Seemingly, no matter what the problem, everything is a mother's fault. In my house, I get blamed for so much that I've had a T-shirt printed up with the words "Everything is My Fault" on it (sung to the Lego Movie theme).