About a week ago I had a confession emailed to me. And I thought it may be one you preggo working mamas can relate to so I figured I’d better share it for your greater good.
And surely more of you out there need to confess your lazy mom shortcomings too, right? It makes all the other moms that read this lazy site feel better about themselves. Like they’re not alone in the day to day raising of kids. So don’t be selfish and keep your mom confessions to yourself! Share them with the rest of us so we can all bond over chocolate and a box of tissues, mkay? Do other moms a favor and send me your confession today!
For now, here’s our latest brave mother’s confession….
My husband and I are both teaching evening classes this semester, so many evenings we don’t get home until 9pm. We’re both so tired by the time we get home, so after spending a little time with the kids, we dread the whole “bedtime ritual.” Lately we’ve stumbled upon an awesome little trick. We tell our kids, “Mommy (or daddy) will put you down for bed right now OR you can stay up 10 more minutes and put yourselves down.” They inevitably go for the 10 more minutes… then all I have to say is “Last one in bed is a rotten egg” and they are off running to their bed…. with barely another peep for the whole night!
I don’t know that this trick will last very long…. and when I have the energy I do love to snuggle and read books before bed with them…. but for a very pregnant, very tired, overworked mom just getting home from work at night…. it’s been awesome!!!!!
I can guarantee you she already feels better for sharing, so I think you should too!
And if you are having a particularly rough mom day today, read some more of our confessions. You’ll start to feel like a super mom again in no time.