confessions of a mother!! lol - please add!!

Cindy - posted on 09/25/2009 ( 32 moms have responded )

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ok we pretend to be the perfect mothers, but really we know that secertly once in a while we will do things when you know no one else is looking?? come on mum lets confess.. These are my top five things.

1. wiping my babys mouth with his t-shirt when i cant be bothered getting a bib.

2. knowing my toddler has a dirty nappy but waiting a extra 10 mins hoping my hubby will smell it.

so i can finish sex and the city.

3. giving my toddler weetbix for dinner, when i am so stuffed to cook. (he loves it)

4. taking a toy off the shelf while shopping and giving it to my toddler to play with, with no intention

to buy it, and giving it to check out lady on way out.

5. reading a story book to my toddler, but turning from page 3 to 10 hoping he wont notice!!



please feel free to add, so us mothers can see we are all in the same boat!! lol

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Gabrielle - posted on 10/22/2009

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LOL these are mostly just too funny. I have done most of them but I manage a retail store. I think letting your child destroy something because you can't be bothered to watch them is unconscionable! Of course there are items at kid height. You can't lose 1/3 of your space in a store because some moms think it is your job to watch their kids! Shame on you.

Johanne - posted on 10/22/2009

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#1 Always remembering to pack the baby bag with: nappies, wipes, bottle/beaker and a (forbidden) pack of sweets or crisps for THAT tantrum on the bus :)

#2 The 30 second rule - baby dropped biscuit on the floor, tantrum imminent - just pick it up :/

Michelle - posted on 10/22/2009

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im guilty of all the above!!! i have done everything at some point, except give the half eaten sweets bk! i just let him carry on, it was to late to do anything any way lol, just pretended i didnt know he had it!!!

Carolee - posted on 10/20/2009

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I accidently taught my son to wipe his hands and face on his shirts... or MY pants!!! I didn't realize that until he said "no" to a napkin, then wiped sauce all over my jeans!

Toni - posted on 10/20/2009

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oh my i did laugh when i read these.

i put my son is his highchair with chocolate buttons and 'in the night garden' on the tele so i can tidy up without him runing riot in the house.

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This is to funny I'm reading this and saying yep i do that too lol. when my husband says the baby needs changed i tell him whoever smelled it cleans it lol. I'm also guilty of:

1. Telling my daughter mc'ds is closed when we drive by and she yells fries lol

2. we take regular walks at this park on a trail around a lake. she always tries to go in the water I tell her it has fishies that bite lol and if she tries to stray off the trail into the woods i say real loud "EWWWWW bugs" lol she's back on the trail real quick.

3. I'm also guilty of when my daughter doesnt want to leave a friends house i say ok by and go out to start the car. as soon as she hears the car start she runs for the door lol

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Well being the mom to two boys, 3 and 1. I am guilty of all the above offences. I am just trying to retain some of my sanity.

Stephanie - posted on 10/15/2009

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I wait on my husband to smell and change the diaper to LOL....I think he is on to me because he just brings me the baby now :(

Allison - posted on 10/11/2009

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these are all totally awesome. I do the shopping one everytime, in fact that is the first thing we do when getting to the store. I have children so I like another person mentioned got my to youngest to like daddy better and call his name so he would have to tend to them every now and then. I always tell my kids, daddy bought you that, daddy misses you so much, daddy this and daddy that. It works like a charm and my husband loves that the kids just adore him.

Cindy - posted on 10/11/2009

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haha i knew i wasnt the only one out there!! i find the icecream van really funny have not tried it yet but will soon..!! lol and "that lady says you cant do that" i have done that a million times with my oldest. lol

Liv - posted on 10/10/2009

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what about the classics
"when the music is coming from the icecream van, it means he doesnt have any icecream left"
and in shopping centres
" the Bob the Builder/Winnie the Pooh/other irritating Disney affiliation rides only work for Granny and Grandas, not Mammys and Daddys"

Christy - posted on 10/10/2009

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When our oldest would ask for Papaw or someone else we would say he's night-night so we would have to go over there or talk on the phone (mind you it could have been like 2 in the afternoon). We always blame other people like "that lady says you can't go and do that" cause I really don't feel like doing it.Or that sign says you can't do that see (as I point to words on a sign).

Shelly - posted on 10/09/2009

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Ohh, and probably guilty of all the above at some point, especially the loaner toy in the store..

Shelly - posted on 10/09/2009

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I taught my daughter to say Dadda before Mamma so i could make my husband do what ever shes needing...midnite wakings etc...he just felt so guilty i guess but it worked.. a trick my sister recomended to get the husbands to pitch in and he did and still does!. LOL

Amber - posted on 10/09/2009

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I do agree with you that we all do these little things from time to time. I feel that every REAL mother has. and mine would be.
1. Turning on his fav. cartoon (Sponge Bob) which he is not aloud to watch on a reg. day so I can finish my school work.
2. Letting him drink tea once in a while if I don't feel like making juice.
3. I have turned up the music as long as nothing is crazy wrong.
4. I have told him something is broke just so he stops asking.
5. Give him a quick anwser when he has the "why's"lol
I am as well guilty as the rest and it is just a mother thing. We need breaks every now and again to keep our sanity lol

Rose - posted on 10/06/2009

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i'm glad other moms do all these things too, lol......i confess to about ALL of them, especially the diaper thing b/c i have 2 in diapers :)

Tia - posted on 10/01/2009

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I've done just about all those at one point...and the diaper things my husband just says "wyatt stinks. I think he needs his diaper changed." lol...I usually use the baby excuse so I don't have to go somewhere and since I have two it really works...



1. I tell him a soda bottles broke so I don't have to take the lid off and on a million times

2. Ask him to find the truck (he loves watching trucks drive by) to get him to stop screaming about something even if no cars are driving by



That's all I can think of right now but I know I have plenty lol

Cindy - posted on 10/01/2009

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haha, my son is too young to notice the page skipping just yet, but wont be long now :) i feel really guilty when i do it though.

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lol CIndy i remember skipping a few pages in the book at bed time, only my daughter realised and i had to go back and re- read the pages.

Amy - posted on 09/30/2009

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I do all of those! I'm glad that I'm not the only one - I was starting to feel guilty because I didn't do it with my older two kids....guess I felt like I was getting lazy. I've even got my older kids (6 and 7) to change the baby's diaper for me when I don't feel like it. They think its fun so they don't mind.

Katie - posted on 09/30/2009

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Oh my gosh, #1 all the time, it's not like the kid is immaculate anyway. Tried #2 but my husband will outwait me everytime. NFL games last longer than Sex and The City.

Priscilla - posted on 09/28/2009

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Lol you are so true I do some of things 1, definitely 4,5, and 2. What else hmmm! I'll post in a few! lol!

Tina - posted on 09/27/2009

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I do #4 and #5. I also will give her a book off the shelf to read while shopping at Menards then I don't purchasewill it we usually put it back before leaving. Hey it keeps her happy and Mom and Dad can shop

Elisabeth - posted on 09/27/2009

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I think I'm guilty of all the above! I hate that shops put stuff at kids levels, then expect them to be self-controlled. I no longer feel guilty and pay when I find my child with a half-eaten kinder-surprise. I just hand it to the shop keeper and shrug. Or just put it back on the shelf!

I've also used my used tissue to wipe my son's nose when nothing else is available. Yuk, I know.

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That's funny, I did #4 once, actually my son grabbed a red car and walked around the store w/it, I told him I wasn't buying it and he didn't listen... so we go to check out and he puts it up on the counter and I told the checker to put it behind the counter because I was not purchasing it. We got out to the car and he had a FIT when the red car somehow was NOT in our bags!!! But hey, he waited til the car so BFD :)



1. Turn my music up in the car when my child is crying and I can't stop and help right away (after making sure it is nothing TOO serious)

2. I keep my doors closed all day so my child won't get a hankering to play outside. I also will make sure the door is closed when the neighbor kid gets off the bus for the same reason!!! This has at times raised my electric bill by having to use the AC for no good reason if I'd open the doors :)

3. Used my child(ren) as an excuse to leave somewhere early, or not go all together.

4. Tell my son he won a board game well before it is finished just because I'm done playing.

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