What's the last selfish thing you did? (Spin off)

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 07/03/2011 ( 45 moms have responded )

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Inspired by another post in here, sorry I'm not more creative but I absolutely couldn't think of a nice thing I'd done ALL week........ except maybe let my boyfriend sleep in a few more hours, which is hard for me because of my pregnancy. But I just haven't had a very giving kind of week apparently.

What about you?
List the evil here, and the good in the other thread lol

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/05/2011

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Got my hair dyed 3 weeks ago, and got a pedicure while I was on vacation.

Jenn - posted on 07/05/2011

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We were at the family lake house all weekend and each morning I got up to make breakfast instead of sleeping in or even drinking one full cup of coffee first. Yesterday, I slept late and avoided eye contact with the aunts as I tossed bowls of cold cereal to my children and sat on the deck with a full cup of coffee and a mag :)

Desiree - posted on 07/05/2011

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Straight back to being selfish. back in bed with Brochitis this time. Oh well hubby going to have to deal with the kids yet again.

Carmina - posted on 07/04/2011

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haha i like this one! im pregnant and have been craving iceypoles everyday. so we went for a walk to the shops which is a long walk for a fat tummy, its winter btw too! i got my iceypole, walking home and my son has some lollies but decided he wanted my icepole. his father made me give it to him and i cracked it like a little child... it was so yummy..and i walked so far to get it.. i found it hard to get over it haha stupid now that i look back lol!

Stifler's - posted on 07/04/2011

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Baha Chrissey I wish I could do that today. But playgroup is at my house :|

Kiara - posted on 07/04/2011

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I cnt honestly think of nethng selfish bt to Toni LMAFO!!!!!!!!!!! Dndt think id find me n sumone else.Oh so funny

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Haha Nichole, I'm healed I just gotta get the sign off from my doctor next week - I had an awful pregnancy so even though I'm tired now I feel fantastic :-) I feel for my hubby when I make him do a lot in the night because he works damn hard so I can stay home with the kids and not have to work.

Desiree - posted on 07/04/2011

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Crawled into bed and stayed there for 3 days while husband delt with the kids. Ok I was sick but still.

Vegemite - posted on 07/04/2011

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Today I sat around the house in my jammies. The only house work I did was pack the dish washer and take the rubbish out.

Sal - posted on 07/04/2011

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today my hubby was home and i told him i was going to buy rolls for lunch......1 1/2 later i came home with the rolls, i bought a new dress (on a super special) a hair dye and new lipstick and foundation, it was delightful...
and yes i did get the rolls as well

Lady Heather - posted on 07/03/2011

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Well, I think getting your hair done would always be a bit of a strange thing to feel bad about. I certainly don't feel bad when I go to my book club meetings. I guess I don't think I would feel bad until I got to two nights away. And probably I will stop feeling bad about that in time. Just not right now. I know she will have fun with her dad and it will be great for them, but I still feel bad for her. It's the mornings that will suck. She doesn't even like it when I sleep in on a Saturday. She just likes to know everyone is there.

Stifler's - posted on 07/03/2011

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Yeah but I don't really care. My kids have 2 parents and dad is just as good as mum bahahah. He's away all week so they love him and don't really care that I'm not home.

Lady Heather - posted on 07/03/2011

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Sure, it's equal to the other things everyone else wants, but in the moment they might prefer you are with them and you choose to go do your thing. Nothing bad about it, but you are thinking of yourself in the moment. In another way you are also thinking of them because you might become a raging lunatic if you never did anything just for you. Hmm...

Stifler's - posted on 07/03/2011

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I hardly ever put my needs AHEAD of anyone, it's usually equally important to me that I get my hair done or eyebrows done or buy a new bra as my husband getting car parts or my kids getting more toys on top of the thousands they already have.

Lady Heather - posted on 07/03/2011

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I guess it all depends on how one looks at selfishness. To me it is just putting my wants/needs ahead of others and it's generally not all negative. I don't tend to do that unless I have good reason to - usually for my own relaxation which is necessary for my sanity. I do feel guilty about this trip because a) I will be leaving the husband with a list of reno stuff that needs to be accomplished. We have a lot to do around here and really no one should be going on holiday right now and b) it's my first time going out of town without Freja and I know it is going to hit her hard. So even though I know I've earned my treat and it will be good for me, knowing that it is going to upset her, upsets me.

Tara - posted on 07/03/2011

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I just wanted to say that from reading a lot of the replies, what I think of as selfish and what most of you do is fairly different.

I don't think I'm being selfish when I leave the house and my son is at home with his dad. Just as he doesn't feel selfish when he leaves the house and goes to a friends to play guitar.

I don't think it's selfish to go to lunch with friends or get your nails done, or go out of town to do a charity walk. I think it shows that you understand the need for balance in your lives.



We are not just moms. We are not being selfish when we do stuff that is not related to work or kids or marriage, we're just being people.

Before we had kids we didn't think we were selfish for getting our hair done or going for martinis after work. Why the change?

Taking time for ourselves is essentially giving not taking away from our relationships.



Okay no more musing philosophically about motherhood and selfishness...

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The last line was List the evil here....



Evil is different than selfish!

Hmmm.....I sprayed the neighbours dog with my hose from behind my fence last week. This damn dog comes in my back yard, actually jumps my gate and then pisses on my flower beds and shits on my stone pathway.



So I happened to spot him, doing nothing wrong actually but decided to try to *deter* him from being around our fence. I set the thingy to "jet" and stuck in through the cracks in the fence boards and let him have it point blank in the ass.

Lady Heather - posted on 07/03/2011

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Oh, I'll be happy to share. Something about the Underwear Affair turns everybody into an exhibitionist. My stepdad wore fishnets last year. So did Freja. Little baby ones. And a purple and black zebra print diaper cover.

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 07/03/2011

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I hereby speak on the behalf of everyone for this sentence when I say POST PHOTOS :P hahaha

Lady Heather - posted on 07/03/2011

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Well I think it will be more like waddling. And it's pretty casual so we might only do half the walk. Or stop for ice cream. In lingerie. Haha. It's worth it though, to show off these awesome tatas I have acquired.

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Ewwwwwwwww walking at 5-6 months pregnant?! -hiss- -hiss- -hair stands up on all ends- :) no way.........

Lady Heather - posted on 07/03/2011

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I went to sleep instead of helping with naptime stories. I don't think that's too bad considering I feel like crap.

On Friday I'm going out of town for three nights by myself. That will probably be the most selfish thing I've done since I got pregnant the first time. It's tied to my non-selfish thing though because Saturday is the charity walk/run that I raised money for. Should be tons of fun. My friend and I are both in the 5-6 months pregnant range, quite fat with baby and we're going to walk in our undies...well with leggings. We don't like our pregnant legs. Anyways, the whole weekend is just going to be fun and I feel kind of bad for leaving my husband behind, but then kind of not because I've done whole week and two week trips out of town with the kid and left him on his own soooo....

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5 weeks means YOU aren't even healed yet so tell your boyfriend to man the F up Toni... get him get him :)

Shannintipton - posted on 07/03/2011

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I have soooo been there. If I can't sleep all be damned if you are. Too funny.

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After doing the night feed with Poppy, she wouldn't settle so I yelled at hubby to help me because I was tired and he was asleep (and that's not fair even though he does have to work) when he suggested I just let her cry (FFS she isn't even 5 weeks old yet) I was so mad and made sure if he wasn't helping he was awake, by hitting him and making so much noise (I know not very mature but what a stupid suggestion).

I also insisted on having the lie in today because I was tired (even though he has to get up at 6am mon-fri to go to work).

But I have been really good today apart from that :-)

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Hmm I got the stomach bug on friday night , made him come straight home after work on saturday..and slept for about five hours..o and I did not cook dinner!!!!!

Joanna - posted on 07/03/2011

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I was taking a bath this morning (I only get to bathe/shower 2-3 times a week), and heard the kids being difficult for my husband... So I got out of the bath and shut the door and got back in for 10 more minutes :P

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It was total revenge evil........ I have been nothing but hopeful and nice to that woman and she's been passe. Couldn't take it. How do you like me nowwwwwwwwwww? :P stupid family.......

Kate CP - posted on 07/03/2011

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I went out yesterday with my girlfriends and had lunch then got my nails done. Left hubby with the kid for four hours. :D

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``No, I got one......... my MIL offered to help pay for the sneek and peek type of ultrasounds because the one at my doctors office didn't go well and they only printed us out one lousy photo that wasn't even a face. But her financial situation changed a little which isn't a big deal so I figured I'd just pay for it. Sucks, but I'll regret not having an ultrasound photo for the rest of my life if I don't get one. I know it. I'm a scrapbooker and huge on picture taking............ anyway. She really wanted to go with us. But I was so mad at her over weird shit she's pulled in the past (like offered to watch our son but was going to take him to her sisters house to show him off instead and we weren't invited...... or me saying I wanted to bake cookies for christmas so she said we could and then she baked them without me...... we both sew and make jewelry yet she never wants to do this with me...... she never invites me anywhere - museums, zoos, nothings) that I just went with my boyfriend and didn't take her with us.

Shannintipton - posted on 07/03/2011

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Oh yeah, when I have to get up with the kids to make them breakfast, I make sure he is up too. tee hee

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I let him sleep in (good) I woke him up to watch the kid so I could go back to sleep one day (selfish) ?! That's about the extent of evil/good this week. Boring

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What's funny about this too........ not sure I can name a truly selfish thing I've done this week either....... uhhhhhhhhhhh?! lmao

Shannintipton - posted on 07/03/2011

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Not nice to hubby because I let two other boys come to our house to play so there was a total of four kids in our house. I made him go break up the fights. They stayed until almost 10:00 pm. tee hee

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My son normally goes to daycare twice a week in the summer, just to play with his friends, hang out, field trips, etc. Well on Friday I sent him for the 3rd day that week cause I had no energy to run all over the place enterntaining him--->library, swimming pool, gym, movies, etc.

Shannintipton - posted on 07/03/2011

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Since he wants to be a single dad (at the moment) I left him in charge of the kids ALL day yesterday. tee hee



He went to bed early. LMFAO





** edit to add. going to bed in our house with summer hours is very late. 10:00 pm is going to bed early. I know........

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