I recently read an article about the "Top Ten Secret Confessions of a Mom" and it got me thinking about my own "confessions". As I read through the article I TOTALLY agreed with some of the things they talked about in the article and others I kind of gasped at! So I thought I would make my own top ten list and share it with all of you cause... there ain't no shame in my game!
- Mom wants to be left alone. This was from the article I read and I thought it needed to be number 1 on my list! I am always saying "Can't I even get a moment to myself to pee without you all banging on the door?" I love spending time with the kids but I NEED that time away from them or I think I would lose my mind.
- Let your kids eat junk. Yep, I feed my kids poptarts, lunchables, corn dogs, candy and TV dinners. It's not that I don't like to cook, I LOVE to cook and do so every chance I get. But most week days I just don't have the time and I would rather spend an hour playing with the kids, reading with them or just getting a moment to myself instead of standing over the stove.
- Sent your kid to school sick. Now if my kid is puking, has a high fever or something major... of course I wouldn't send him to school. But if I kept my kid home for every sniffle, cough or belly ache... I might as well home school him! Not to mention that he/she probably got the cough from someone at school anyways.
- Your kid watches too much TV. OK, so exactly what is too much TV? I've had a mom tell me she only lets her child watch 30 minutes of TV every night. Of course she was a "one child parent" and knows nothing about the benefits of letting your kids watch TV. Like... how it stops them from fighting with each other for a good 30 minutes while Spongebob is on. Or how one can bribe them with a Batman DVD before bed if they behave at the store. And heck, my 3 year old learned all her letters and letter sounds from the box set of leap frog DVDs. Now how could TV be bad for them? :)
- The 5 second rule applies in my house. It's not like I would let my kid pick up a sucker from the ground with dirt, leaves and bugs hanging off of it. But my kids are the most droppingist (yeah, I made that up!) kids you will ever meet and if the 5 second rule wasn't applied at my house my grocery bill would double. And in my defense, I do keep the floors at my home very clean and try to enforce a "no shoes on in the house" policy for this very reason.
To be continued...