I got the idea for this post from one of my new favorite blogs, The Meanest Mom. Thank you to Jana for the inspiration.
Guilty As Charged:
1. If we don’t have to go anywhere, we’re usually in our pajamas, most or all of the day.
2. When I’m trying to get something done that requires intense concentration for my writing business, I use the TV and/or computer as a baby-sitter.
3. I throw away toys that keep getting left out, especially if there are teeny pieces involved, even more especially if I keep stepping on said teeny pieces. Annoying toys often mysteriously “go missing.”
4. My attic harbors bags and bags of my girls’ old clothes, some of which have been ruined by a leaky roof, and all of which need to be pitched.
5. Sometimes I hide in my closet so I can talk on the phone without interruption.
6. I almost never make my bed and neither do my kids. Unless we’re changing the sheets or company is coming.
7. I often eat the kids’ holiday candy, and I feel absolutely no guilt or shame.
8. I hide food that I don’t want to share with my kids and eat it when they’re in bed.
9. When I don’t feel like making supper, I institute “Fend For Yourself” night, which means the kids can eat whatever they want.
10. I put the kids to bed way earlier than normal sometimes, just so I can have a breather.
11. I let Logan mix the Play-Doh together until it becomes an unsightly shade of gray.
12. If the girls’ clothes go through the laundry inside-out, I don’t fix them, I fold them up and leave them that way.
13. I never, ever iron.
14. I say, “Hang on, I’ll be right there,” when I’m in the middle of something, hoping that the kid who called me will forget what he/she wanted.
15. The best way to deal with leftovers that have piled up is to have “Refrigerator Regurgitation” night.
Your turn to share! What are your “dirty little secrets” for coping with the kids?