In honor of Fall break and the fact that some of us have had kids home for a whole week now, I’d like to take a moment to be honest and tell you something… I can’t wait for my kids to go back to school.
Please don’t get me wrong I LOVE my kids dearly, but is it too much to ask to be able to go to the bathroom alone? Put me on the stand if you’d like but I know you know what I’m talking about. So I thought to make myself feel better about my confession I would ask some other Wellements Baby Moms for their secret Mom confessions. Please feel free to leave yours below, this is a safe place so let it out and TRUST ME…you are NOT ALONE!
“Even though I’m a mom of an almost 2 year old who doesn’t believe there are many benefits to kids under 2 of watching TV and try to impose a “no TV until 2 rule”, sometimes when my son doesn’t want to eat for a few meals in a row I stick him in front of the TV or play videos while feeding him myself…”
“My kids hate to brush their teeth so I told them if they didn’t sugar bugs would grow in their mouth. Worked like a charm.”
“I told my daughter if she stepped in those oil puddles in parking lots that her feet would burn off. I just didn’t want oil on my carpets.”
“I don’t like breakfast in bed; that was some of the kids favorite thing to do on mother’s day for me…..now my husband does it….I must have been good at pretending. “
“If I’m being completely honest about life with my toddlers then I have to tell you about my latest trip to the supermarket. I decided that I needed to stock up for the week since we were beginning Monday with slim pickings from the cupboards. I loaded up the crazy two year olds that I spend each marvelous day with and headed out to Walmart. Not my usual shopping destination as I’m normally a Super Target gal, but what the hey?! I figured it would be a nice change of scenery and maybe I could save a few bucks on our weekly food bill. So…..it’s no later than 8:30 am and we are wheeling our half broken buggy up to the ever so cheerful (insert sarcasm) deli counter lady. My children begin to scream and whine about cookies and cakes. I cannot even fathom giving them a treat so early in the morning with such bad behavior coming at me but what choice do I have? A) succumb to the brattiness?? B) pack them back in the car and go home grocery-less?! In that instant I decide to take the easy road….ughhhhhh! Why do I let them win today?! I wheel over to the bakery woman and ask if I may have two free cookies (so my naughty twins can be rewarded for hysterically screaming at me). She hands them over two bright orange frosted sugar cookies covered in Halloween sprinkles and they start to devour them in an instant. Breakfast of champions, right?! I felt like the worst Walmart mother of the year. I know I got plenty of stares but the moral of the story is: do what you must to survive life with toddlers. I finished my morning shopping trip with two happy kiddos and returned home with a car full of groceries thinking tomorrow they’ll have broccoli and eggs for breakfast.”
“I take extra long showers in the morning as it’s the only time during the day that I have the time and space away to just be, think through life, and have some ‘me’ time.”
“I go through the Starbucks drive thru so much that one day when I was giving my order, my 3 year-old was saying it with me.”
“I drive to the park that is only 4 blocks from my house because I’m too tired to walk.”
“I get excited when I see certain kids shows are on (few favorites: Bubble Guppies, Electric Company).”
“My daughter was never a big nap taker, but sometimes I just had to get stuff done and needed a break, so there were days I would just put her in the crib and let her cry herself to sleep just so I could have an hour by myself. When she would wake up so happy to see me I would just feel so completely guilty but I still did it anyways!”
“Even when the kids were driving me crazy and I would escape for an hour or two I would always miss them and couldn’t wait to get back to see them. “
“I used to play the game with my kids called brush mommy’s hair. It was an easy way to get 5 minutes to close my eyes and still play a game.”
“My child is the WORST on planes. I’m the mom that people hate to sit next to cause he screams basically the whole time. It gives me major anxiety to travel with him so I broke down and gave him a little Benadryl…I had to…and it worked! He was way calm and even fell asleep. I felt really guilty but relieved at the same time.”
“My kids bring home so many art projects and drawings that I can’t fit them all on the fridge so I secretly throw some of them away. When they ask me where I put them I tell them I hung them up at my office.”