ALMELUND, Minnesota – 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, April 18thwhen 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."