As we all know, children don't come with an instruction manual, so there is a TON about motherhood that you just learn as you go. That being said, I am starting up a new little series here at Johnathan's Daily Buzz entitled "Mommy Confessions." I figured it would be a fun way to sort of log the funny and/or frustrating experiences & thoughts that I've had as a woman on the road of motherhood. For a lot of you new or not so new mothers, I'm sure that you'll be able to relate, so I am "confessing" to you! Here we go.......
.......I Confess That:
-I sometimes go out in public without taking a shower...and sometimes without a stitch of makeup on! It is just hard to cram all I need to do between nap times, so the shower is usually the first to go! (I do usually get one each day at some point though!)
-I have let my son have a couple of pouches of fruit snacks back to back to keep him happy when we're out and about shopping.
-I have given my son a "no-no" swat on the hand for hitting another kid, and then wondered to myself what kind of mixed message that must be to him...hmm, mommy just told me not to hit, but SHE just "hit" me...I'm confused!
-I have at times (okay, frequently) looked forward to naptime so that I can get some stuff done around the house. Is that bad of me???.......I'm thinking not!
-I sometimes will serve Johnathan a meal that does not include veggies...bad mommy!
-I make burp noises (& real ones!) just to make Johnathan laugh!
-I let Johnathan watch probably at least one of his little DVD's every day...sure does come in handy when I need to prepare a meal.
-I still stick my 18 month old boy in the pack'n'play when I need to run and do something (like go pee!) without him. He hasn't learned to climb out of it yet, so I'm not giving it up until he does!
-I still nurse a child who can actually ask to nurse...at least he always says please! (We're working on the weaning process though!)
-I have let the dog "kiss" Johnathan's face...and I haven't rushed to clean him up right away.
-I have talked to Johnathan a bit too loudly when I was upset...and I felt just AWFUL about it after and asked him to forgive me even though he has no clue what that is right now.
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Okay, that seems like enough for the first edition of Mommy Confessions. Feel free to comment on some confessions of your own! I can't wait to hear some funny stories from some of y'all!