Mean Mommy Attack

Girl to MomSo the craziest thing happened last Friday, and this story is probably not very flattering to me, but God knows I’ve never pretended to be perfect here.

I was in a good mood and headed out my front door to walk across the street to pick up my child at school. We literally live right across the street from the elementary school gate.

It’s incredibly convenient, but kind of a problem sometimes because parents will occasionally leave their car illegally blocking our driveway when they go in to pick up their kids.

Since we have writer business meetings during the day and pitches (which are sort of like creative job interviews), we need to have our driveway clear in order to get our car in and out, obviously. To earn a living to support our child.

My husband has had to talk to people about it, both the parents who are causing the infractions and the school Principal, who is very nice about it and routinely sends out emails to ask the other parents to please be courteous to the neighbors.

So I walked out of my door on Friday and past my drive, noticing something out of order and odd: My large trashcans were placed at the end of my driveway, near the street but in the actual driveway itself, smack dab in the middle so a car would not be able to go in and out: blocking our driveway.

At first I just was confused, but then I saw a woman getting out of her car who was parked directly in front of our house. She looked at me and I looked at her and I asked politely, “Hi, you wouldn’t have…moved my trashcans there, would you?”

“Yes, I did,” she said, “They were in the street.”

Friday is our street garbage pick up day, so they were legally in the street, right where they were supposed to be. “That’s where they’re supposed to be.” I said.

“Is that a problem?” she asked unapologetically.

“Well, yes,” I said, “My husband is driving home from a meeting right now and he won’t be able to get into our driveway.”

I had to rush to get my child from Kindergarten and didn’t have time to pull the garbage cans all the way up the drive, but I knew my husband would not expect them to be blocking it- he would pass the tall hedge and try to pull in, possibly damaging the front of our car or much worse, causing an accident with children in other cars in the street.

This is the point where the worm turned. This horrible demon women from hell said “Well, I WISH YOU WOULD COME TO MY HOUSE AND PICK UP MY TRASH!”

It was the tone, bitchy and condescending when she knew she was clearly in the wrong: she had been busted doing something selfish and inconsiderate at best and dangerous at the worst. All she would’ve had to do is say she’s sorry and I would’ve totally let it go.

At this point I knew what I was dealing with, a horrible person. The names flew, she called me a bitch and I called her a bitch. I’m not proud that I cursed even though we both did, that’s the only thing I regret.

bexThen I walked off to pick up my little angel, totally upset and stressed out. Of course she didn’t move the trash cans up our driveway, which would’ve been actually helping with our garbage. Her point held no validity.

And why would I come to her house and pick up her nasty ass trash anyway, in saying trash, I guess she was referring to herself.

But wait, it gets worse.



So I am walking home with my BABY, and I see this demon from my peripheral vision talking to another parent, say, 20 feet behind me. I call my husband as me and Bex walk home and he tells me to take a photo of her car as a record.

I say okay and then notice the demon witch has purposefully rushed to catch up with me and stalk me across the street to yell at me in front of my child!

I try to take the photo of her license plate and she calls me names and announces that she heard I have yelled at every parent who ever parks in front of our house. First of all, why would I yell at people who park legally and don’t block our driveway? Secondly, I have never yelled at a single person about this in the past, not one. My husband has been home and he handled it.

My friends hearing this story have all found it pretty funny, they think this demon was off her meds that day. Imagine the ugly stepsister from Cinderella. But this was the most horrible thing she did of all: right in front of my 5 year old boy who has faced 10 body casts and near fatal scoiloisis, she yells “I feel sorry for your children!”

Oh, really? She feels sorry for my child that I helped save his life and his spine and lovingly sing him to sleep every night as a devoted sober mom, putting on his corrective brace?

Huh. This woman doesn’t know what kind of a mother I am, she doesn’t even know my name.

Oh and she threatened to assault me, I left that part out. The Principal said I should call the police but I decided the police probably have better things to do than deal with this Real Housewife from Hell who’s clearly gone off the rails of sanity and good human conduct.

Whew! Thank you for listening to my rant! I feel better, now. Do you have any Mean Mommy stories? Leave ’em in the comments.

Love ya,

~ H

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14 Responses to Mean Mommy Attack

  1. Dana says:

    Wish I had been there to kick her ass for you. :(

  2. OMG! What a crazy! Don’t listen to her hateful words. You are a loving mom, and Bex knows it not matter if she said it in front of him or not. Should have bitch slapped her! I’m doing it mentally for you! **slap slap**

  3. Meg says:

    You know, I say kudos to you for giving her a piece of your mind! I know that we’re supposed to be responsible adults and ignore the crazy and psychos, but, sometimes it just feels really good to stoop to their level and give them a dose of their own medicine.

    She is 110% in the wrong on so many things, and yelling in front of Bex? Not cool crazy woman. Not cool.

    But at least you know she’s in the wrong, and the 3,000+ people who read your blog do too. Take that crazy, take that!

  4. Kristi D. Jones says:

    Wow! U handled alot better than I probably would have! My inner Alabama red neck would have came out and let’s just say it would not have been good! The police probably for sure would have been called or an ambulance! LOL! JK! What an IDIOT!!!!

  5. Meg Mullendore says:

    Oh, Heidi, I am so sorry, I have found that in this day and age, a lot (notice I didn’t say all) have become so wrapped up in themselves and are simply selfish as a result…Just remember WHO you are and feel sorry for her children and the lessons she is teaching them and always remember, KARMA does come back and bite really hard!!!!

  6. Heidi Ferrer says:

    You guys are the best. THE BEST! If she approaches me again, I’m giving her my business card and telling her she’s famous on the Internet! :-)

  7. Melanie says:

    It is bad enough she acted childish in the first place, but to then wait and do it in front of Bex? Umm, no. I don’t even raise my voice at those kind of folks anymore. I get a huge smirk on my face and say something like, “I wish you could see yourself on video right now. You’d be so proud!” Which isn’t any better, but it sure makes me feel better. :)

  8. Olivia says:

    That’s horrible!! Best thing is to just walk away. I know it is easier said than done, but there is no reasoning with crazy people like that. I’m sorry Bex had to witness it and that she caused you so much drama. Keep fighting the good fight! Big hugs – Olivia

    • Heidi Ferrer says:

      You’re right, walking away would’ve been better in hindsight. The thing I learned most from this is not to resort to cursing, it’s better to take the high road even though you know you’re in the right! Thanks, Olivia.

  9. Sober_mom says:

    I would leave that bitch a rose with your card on it to tell her she’s famous. She may just need a red dress moment, or to get laid. If nothing else just smile and tell her she is clearly jealous of your amazing boobs and the fact that she has to drive to pick her kid (who is probably the damn heathen who keeps messing with Bex.. Like mother like child) instead of having the privilege of walking across the street!

    Then you tell her bitches get stitches. Smile and walk away.

    But, all of that aside, one day she is probably going to need your help and you will be the only one to save her and you will come out the bigger and better person in the end.

  10. Jim says:

    Grrrl, some people just have nothing better to do than make other people’s lives miserable! She’s nasty. I’m glad you kept your cool when Bex was around and I’m even more glad that you called her a bitch when he wasn’t around!

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