Before I had kids I used to judge others moms, and let’s be honest we all did it. We had this picture of what a perfect parent we would be. How our kids would be these perfect never throw a tantrum in public kids. There were things I said I would never do as a mom and here I am today doing just about every. Single. One of them.
10 Things I said I would never do as a mom
1. Take my kid to the store if I didn’t have the money to buy them something.
Yes. I really did say this. I couldn’t understand why people took their kids in stores and didn’t buy their child something. Why didn’t they leave them at home? Why didn’t they get a sitter? It was mind boggling.
2. No fast food
My baby was going to eat healthy and organic. I was going to make homemade baby food, and they would have a hot homemade dinner every night. They would never eat fast food. Ever.
Now… I literally just did a happy dance because Wendy’s had $1.99 happy meals. I’m not joking it was like Christmas in July.
3. Tantrum in public
Not my precious itty bitty. Nope. It will never happen. How could you let your child act like that? Why not make him hush or take him home? Why should we all have to suffer because you can’t get your child under control?
Now.. I’ve never taken all three of my kids to the store. I’d rather starve. Nope, not gonna happen. If it did I’d be lucky to get two things off my list before making the dash back to the car because one of the munchkins would surely be hitting, kicking, picking, or talking about the other. Not even gonna waste my time. Wendy’s anyone?
4. Kids in my bed
Nope. Never. Not going to happen. My kids will never sleep in my bed. They have cribs and beds for a reason. My bed is my space and I’m not sharing.
Yea right. Who wants to wake up in the middle of the night to take a kid back to their bed? Who wants to have to get up and walk across the house to check a temp every few hours. Not me! I don’t make it a habit but if they come to my bed in the middle of the night or their sick I’m not going to fuss. Just sleep I don’t care where you sleep. Just sleep somewhere.
5. Bribe them
I was never going to bribe them. That is outrageous. I’m their mother and they better listen. Of course, my kids would be perfect and obey me. This was the one the things I said I would never do as a parent that I felt was being a lazy parent.
Yea right. If you clean your room, I’ll give you ice cream. If you sit down for 5 minutes and let make this call I’ll give you an extra snack. Having three kids under 5 is hard. Having 3 kids and running a business is hard. I’m not too good for a bribe everyone in a while.
6 Drive a minivan
I was never ever going to drive one of those god awful ugly things. I wanted to be the cool mom.
HA! With three kids I’ve never loved anything more than double sliding doors, two-row seats, and space.OMG, the space was life changing. Do you know how much easier life is being able to separate the kids from each other? No more constant fighting and it makes it easier when I’m trying to vacuum the 10 bags of goldfish in there.
I think it’s safe to say I’m not a perfect mother. Sometimes I scream, sometimes I lose my mind, sometimes dinner is fast food, they watch a little too much tv, and sometimes I even bribe them. I love my kids more than life itself though. I wouldn’t change them or my life for anything in the world. I do just about every one of the Things I said I would never do as a mom.