I love hearing other moms confess stuff.
It not only makes me feel like I’m not alone in the world, but it reminds me that we are all just trying to do our best to keep our sanity at times.
And sometimes keeping our sanity as moms requires short cuts, or lazy techniques, or mommy brain moments. And today I have one of each.
Check out this mommy brain moment from lazy mom Mariah…
I always knew that deep, deep down, I was a gigantic dunder head. I never knew quite how bad until I realized, that after 2 1/2 years of mother hood…those thingy’s that come with sippy cups are in fact no spill valves and NOT stoppers. Yes, I always threw them in a drawer, thinking the creators of sippy cups were total morons for making a stopper that goes IN the cup. Then a couple weeks ago I actually READ the package.
This next confession is a lazy technique designed by lazy mom Caitlin to catch a few more Zzzz’s… (because mommyhood is exhausting, is it not?)
Every morning I wake up and bring my baby boy downstairs to start our day. Sometimes… more often then not, I force myself to set him up with the works. Cereal and a juice cup filled with milk (fast breakfast easy cleanup), cartoons on and child sitting on the chair all comfy… while mommy lies down on the couch pretending to be awake and aware but mostly sleeping but thanks to baby gates my son cannot escape from the living room and therefore I know he can’t get into any trouble.
Gotta love those baby gates!
And lastly, a parenting short cut that lazy mom Jessica later regretted…
My daughter was newly potty trained over the summer and doing a great job so I let her in her kiddie pool without a diaper on. Well after playing she told me she had to go to the bathroom. This happened a few times and the last time I was done with drying her off and getting her shoes on so she doesn’t step on anything in the yard, so I told her to get out I pulled her bathing suit to the side and had her pee in the yard. Not a huge deal until we went to the town pool and of course after playing she had to pee so I took her out with all intentions of going to the bathroom where she proceeded to walk to the grassy area and start to squat. Now it was just all too fun to pee in the yard.
There. Feel better now?