A mother's confession

Dana - posted on 10/26/2010 ( 32 moms have responded )

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I hate using bubbles in my sons bath because it's a pain in the ass to rinse him off after you've drained the tub and there's a mountain of bubbles left...so most of the time I don't.

Does anyone else have a confession?

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C. - posted on 10/27/2010

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Laura.. Don't feel bad. I do that too when my son gets a bath. He's running low on clothes that he can actually wear out b/c he's growing more, so to cut down on ruined/stained clothes, I sometimes leave him in whatever he slept in the night before as long as it isn't dirty.

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i bring those dum dum lollipops to walmart with me when i shop with my kids so they'll be quiet, even if its 9 in the am, after bath some nights i will keep them in those clothes i dressed them in the night b4 after the bath all the next day, only if they dont have something truely nasty on them....lets see if i think of anymore

C. - posted on 10/27/2010

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Sara B.. I've been letting my son eat peanut butter crackers for dinner, too! Ever since he got sick a few weeks ago and we had to feed him nothing but crackers and dry foods for the first 24 hours, he's been wanting them and usually nothing else. Just last night I made dinner and he didn't want it. We let him sit with the plate for a little bit while we started eating and he just wouldn't have it. Hubby and I just wanted one night with no fussing, so we agreed to give him P.B. crackers for dinner.. Kids :/

C. - posted on 10/27/2010

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I agree with Laura about the banana bread and pizza.. Though I don't do that kind of thing very often with my son (have siblings with diabetes, so I try to be careful about what I give him).. Every so often as a treat, it's not that bad.

Aww, Jenny :( I would do the same thing, too, though.

Jenny - posted on 10/27/2010

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I have told my daughter the tooth fairy was off that night because I didn't have any cash.

Isobel - posted on 10/27/2010

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and what, exactly is wrong with banana bread for breakfast? we do that all the time...sometimes cold pizza though, which is awesome.

There ARE some things in their homework that I don't understand which makes it even worse...cause if I don't get it and they don't get it hair gets pulled out (of my own head of course)

Sal - posted on 10/27/2010

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3 old daughter cut all the lovely blonde curls off my 2 year old girl..(.i am now much better at remembering hats,) and now i don't really want to put pretty ribbons and clips in her hair....and i didn't for about 2 weeks, it didn't occer to me at first thats what i was doing as it was the 2 year old who hated hair in her eyes that made morning hair doings regular, but then i realised i was not doing ingrids and now i make my self do it....i washed and brushed it as usual but just the pretty girly stuff was missing...

Sara - posted on 10/27/2010

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Sometimes I let Rowan eat Ritz Bits peanut butter crackers for dinner because I don't feel like fighting her to make her eat real food for dinner.

Rosie - posted on 10/27/2010

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my kids hair is never brushed-ever, just smoothed down after their baths.
i eat all the good parts of things like chex mix-and give the gross ones (i think they're gross) to my kids and they love it.
sometimes, rather than argue with them about it, i'll lie and tell my kids we're out of something if i don't want them to have it.
there's been multiple days that have gone by where my kids didn't get a bath at all.
adn laura i hate homework for the opposite reason. i can't remember how to do half the stuff anymore, so i feel like an idiot. we ususally end up looking on the computer to find out things. i dread it, lol!
grant recently got a trumpet, rather than listen to him downstairs i make him go upstairs (even if his father is sleeping, lol) and play up there. i just can't take it!!

Julie - posted on 10/27/2010

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Even though he doesn't need it, I get a highchair for my son when we eat out so he stays put in his seat;). My son will be 3 in March.

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Wow Loureen if I were to do that I think I would actually die of hyperthermia, British summers are not hot at all. lol

Sometimes when my son is being picky at what he will eat I just give him a banana for lunch as he eats it.

Quite often during my sons nap I take some me time and come on COM instead of doing my chores, kind of like I am now - oops, and I have to admit I have a list as long as my arm because I have been really nauseus this week and have done the very minimum (better get some stuff done our friends are coming round tonight).

Jenn - posted on 10/27/2010

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My Mommy confession today is that I just let Phillip have banana bread for breakfast. Although seeing as it's made with 6 bananas and whole wheat flour I guess it's not that bad, is it? LOL

Erin - posted on 10/27/2010

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Pfft I'd do that every day if I could! Milla is an early bird (and by that I mean I'm lucky to get past 6am) so if I could manage another hour of dozing on the couch before I had to start my day I would do it lol. Unfortunately, once she's up, she's UP and there's no way she will tolerate me laying down. Believe me, I've tried.

C. - posted on 10/27/2010

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Another mommy confession for me.. There have been times that my son wakes up really early and I've just been able to fall asleep maybe an hour or two before, so I just turn on the TV for him for about an hour or until he says "Mommy, I hungy" (whichever comes first). That mainly happened recently when I had trouble falling asleep due to pain, though. But I still feel bad :(

C. - posted on 10/27/2010

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Haha! Erin, that's my kind of thing, too.. Aside from my husband's dress uniform, if it has to be ironed, I don't buy it. Maybe someday if I get to start the business that I want to.. NAH.. They have nice clothes that you can wash, even if it's just on the delicate cycle..

Erin - posted on 10/27/2010

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haha Loureen I've done that too! Body heat combined with a 40 degree day means it's dry in ten seconds flat.

My mumma confession is that I don't iron. Anything. Ever. I can't think of anything more pointless. If it's not 'wash and wear' it doesn't set foot inside this house.

Charlie - posted on 10/26/2010

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Oh and in summer if i have just washed something and i really , REALLY want to wear it right now i put it on straight out of the washing machine , Aussie summers are really hot so its not so bad and it dries quickly anyway ;)

Charlie - posted on 10/26/2010

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LOL Carol ive got Cooper well trained in the cleaning area , he thinks unpacking the dishwasher , sweeping the floor and wiping up his mess is a super game !

I have all my clean dishes in the dishwasher by the end of the day sometimes i just put the dirty ones back in with the clean ones and re wash .

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 10/26/2010

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This reminds me of the MTV show (If You Really Knew Me)

I am a BOOK WORM!
I get excited when going to the library or bookstore…as someone would who likes to buy shoes, or shop for clothes…

But a serious confession (and I don’t mind saying this)

I was in and out of foster homes from the time I was 5 to fifteen (due to my mother and father) my earliest memory is that of cops coming in our home to take my parents away…
I have been in (2) S.W.A.T raids as well…(those time because of my father)
And yet I love him dearly!

C. - posted on 10/26/2010

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Hehe.. Carol, my son loves to clean, too! I don't even have to ask, he just runs in and grabs the swiffer, dusters or broom and goes to town.. And there's nothing wrong with starting chores at a young age ;)

JuLeah - posted on 10/26/2010

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I pulled a pair of, nearly clean, pants out of the hamper and put my child in them for school on Monday morning.

Johnny - posted on 10/26/2010

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I'm teaching my daughter household chores. Now she dusts, feeds the cats, uses the carpet sweeper, folds towels, clears the table, and wipes up spills from the floor. She's 2 and she's in the "I want to help" phase. I feel it would be wrong not to mercilessly exploit it while it lasts.

C. - posted on 10/26/2010

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I let my son play with a plastic hanger. He thinks it's a musical instrument and blows 'in' it (really he blows on the small plastic hook) like some kind a woodwind. He makes this high-pitched noise and moves his head around like a jazz musician (up and down, side to side).. It's cute.

Jodi - posted on 10/26/2010

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Oh Laura, I can TOTALLY relate to the homework thing, and this year, with Jayden in high school (Year 7) I am starting to think I should go back to work outside the home for no other reason than to avoid it!!!



I also sometimes don't brush my daughters hair. heck, some days, I don't even brush mine, I just run my fingers through the curls, throw a headband on and hope for the best. And on that note I HAVE (only a couple of times) dropped kids off at school still in my PJs (I just threw a jumper over the top)......

Isobel - posted on 10/26/2010

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although to be completely honest...I am starting to wonder if my son might be dyslexic... or does his mother just suck at helping him?



I feel like my son sees all the letters at the same time and just tries to guess at the most logical choice of words. he guessed saw as was the other day, and when I told him to try again, he looked at me like I had two heads.

Isobel - posted on 10/26/2010

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I hate hate hate hate doing homework with my kids...I was one of those kids who found school really easy so when they don't understand the material, I don't understand why...or what to do to help them.

what do you mean WHY does 47-23=24...it just does!

Krista - posted on 10/26/2010

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I sometimes "play" with my son by laying on the couch and dozing while he pokes my bellybutton and laughs.

Kate CP - posted on 10/26/2010

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I don't always comb my daughter's hair. There are days I send her to school and her hair looks okay so I don't bother. Never gets matted or snarled up so I mostly leave it alone.

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