Dear Snarky – Mean Moms Are Taking Over the Pool!

Dear Snarky,

 There are a group of mean moms that have taken over the pool. They have one mom stay after morning swim practice and save 16 pool lounge chairs. Then when the rest of the moms show up they hang out for hours at the pool gossiping and judging all the other moms that aren’t them.

 I’m so sick of it! They don’t even care if anyone else can hear them making comments about so and so’s swimsuit or cellulite. It’s making me not want to take my kids swimming and we paid for a pool membership that was sort of expensive so please don’t tell me to go somewhere else to swim.

 How can I get these women to back off and shut up?

 Signed, Sad Summer Mom

Dear Sad Summer,

 Sigh, It seems like I get a letter like this every summer. So, here comes some vintage advice. As in any hostile situation with enemy combatants you need to take a direct attack. No wishy-washy maneuvers will get this job done.

I strongly suggest you begin a campaign of cannon balls off the side of the pool that will create a tidal wave worthy splash back on these moms. Then make sure to invest in some XL Super Soakers and engage in a very robust game that results in all of you accidentally on purpose hitting the not so charming ladies with water. Finally, enjoy teaching your children and their friends how to master their flutter and butterfly kicks and smile proudly as they joyfully churn epic amounts of water out of the pool and onto these catty lounge lizards.

 Will all this make the mean pool moms cease and desist? Probably not, but you’ll be happy and that’s exactly what I was going for.

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7 thoughts on “Dear Snarky – Mean Moms Are Taking Over the Pool!

  1. Not A Size 0 Mom says:

    Good advice! The letter writer should just ignore the drama and enjoy her children and her summer at the pool. The best revenge is just being happy with who you are.

  2. Jeanine says:

    They should not be allowed to “save” 16 chairs! Doesn’t the management have any rules about that? If not, apparently they should.

  3. Camille McFalls-McGinnis says:

    I thought I was leaving all this mean girl behavior behind when I graduated from high school. I am married and childless by choice but I am thinking that raising kids so that they don’t grow up into serial killers or assholes is tough enough without ripping on other moms about their child rearing choices. This group of awful moms must feel so bad about themselves that they have to tear down other moms to feel better about their sad pathetic lives.

  4. livinginsnarkysuburbs says:

    They don’t feel bad about themselves. We’d like to think it’s so. They think they are the superior beings in that age level (with kids) of all Moms. It’s Mom Cliques. Thankful to be so over that stage of life.

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