I’m that mom who lets her kids eat a few chips in the morning, so I can enjoy my coffee.
I’m that mom who lets her kids wear what they want even if they look ridiculous.
I’m that mom who lets her kids skip a bath for a night or two. (Sometimes three)
I’m that mom who packs the occasional Lunchable in her kid’s lunch box, because I don’t feel like making a sandwich.
I’m that mom who lets her kids watch TV or their tablet, so I can have some peace and quiet.
I’m that mom who tells her kids no three times in a row but still gives in.
I’m that mom who lets her kids drink soda occasionally, because I know they like it.
I’m that mom who sometimes gives her kids sugar right before bed even though I know it will keep them up.
I’m that mom who bribes her kids to sit still and smile so I can get the occasional ‘perfect’ picture.
I’m that mom who spends unnecessary money on toys when I know the kids already have enough, then complains about how much money was spent.
I’m that mom who will leave to go somewhere extra early because I know the kids will fall asleep in the car, and I can too for a little while.
I’m that mom who lets her kids hang in the other room unattended while I go get something.
I’m that mom who let’s her kids get filthy dirty while playing outside. (That’s what play clothes are for!)
I’m that mom who accepts that jumping in the pool is the same as a nightly bath during the summer.
I’m that mom who drops her kids off late to pre-school.
I’m that mom who forgets to sign important forms that need to go back to school.
I’m that mom who promises she’ll do something for her kids ‘tomorrow’ but just hoping they forget.
I’m that mom who occasionally curses in front of her kids, and then tries to hide the laughing when they repeat me.
I’m that mom who tells her kids the police will come get them when they are doing something wrong.
I’m that mom who will take a picture of her kids failing at something before helping them, because it’s just too damn funny.
I’m that mom who eats her sweets after the kids go to bed, so I don’t have to share.
I’m that mom who lets her children sleep in the clothes they had on all day, because they don’t feel like changing into pajama’s.
I’m that mom who occasionally scares her kids, because we get a good laugh out of it afterwards.
I’m that mom who will drive though McDonald’s to get her kids a Happy Meal, because I just don’t feel like cooking dinner.
I’m that mom who will throw some of her kids’ art work away because we already have so many already.
No mom has their sh*t together. No mom has the most perfect well-behaved kids. No mom’s life is perfect. Mom’s screw up, mom’s make mistakes, mom’s just don’t give a sh*t sometimes. It’s life, it’s just how it goes. But when we tuck our kids in at night and hear the words “I love you”, in their eyes you’re doing it all right. I know mine think I am, no matter what kind of mom I am.
Do I think I’m a bad mom because of what I do? No. Do my kids still have manners and respect? Sure do.
I’m still one bad ass mama to my little’s.
What do you mama’s do sometimes, just because? I’d love to hear! We aren’t alone on this one. I honestly find it humorous to see what we all do. It’s a good thing to express because we all know that no mom is perfect!