2009-07-28

I Am That Mother

* I let my boys watch too much TV - they are far to young to be watching anyway.

* I lose my temper sometimes, this means I yell sometimes
* Dinner isn't always homemade, sometimes we eat frozen pizza, sometimes we order pizza
* Yes we eat at McDonald's - not often, but sometimes a Happy Meal is just a nice treat
* I don't read to my boys as often as I should
* Sometimes breakfast is a cup of milk for each boy and a big bowl of dry cereal to share, while mommy sleeps a little more on the couch
*My 3 year old is not potty trained and despite my efforts is no where closer to getting there
*I do not make them eat their veggies all of the time
* My laundry piles are larger than my children

I am an awful mom - because worst of all....

*I have taught my boys to be polite and kind, they say please and thank you (in fact they HAVE TO)
*They get put in time out when they disobey (no hitting or biting), we have spanked bottoms
* We expect them to treat us with respect
* They do not get every toy they want and we give their old toys away
*They are expected to be kind to everyone and everything - people and animals, regardless of what they look or sound like, or who they are
* I make them help clean up, pick up their toys, books, puzzles
* I make them figure things out for themselves, no matter how frustrated they get

Yup, I'm terrible....but that's ok I love my boys unconditionally - even on the bad why-did-I-have-kids days. They are my heart and soul, and I make sure that I tell them how much I love them as often as I can.

I'm a horrible mom...you can tell just by looking at how miserable my kids are!!







Yup it sucks to be my boys!!




25 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos. They are so happy! Happy WW :O)

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  2. Well, then I'll have to join your club!!! :)

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  3. They are very fortunate boys and I love this post! Happy WW!

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  4. I think I'm going to disagree her e- Your boys are SO lucky - you are awesome - super awesome!

    and just tonight I gave my kids McDs for dinner (the first time in a looong time though)

    how's your summer going???

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  5. Well, I hope you'll continue to be just that awful then! :)

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  6. Ha, love your post and and have to join you in your horrible mom club, lol. Awesome pics by the way, they boys are getting so big.

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  7. I guess I am a no good very bad mommy! I am GUILTY!

    Your boys are handsome!

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  8. I am that Mom too. Cute pictures.

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  9. Oh good, I'm not alone...I am that Mom, too! Keep being 'awful', it looks like it's working like a charm! ;)

    Happy WW! :)

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  10. I don't trust the "perfect mom". The one who never looses her temper, feeds her children completely healthy meals at all times and doesn't use the TV as an occasional baby sitter. ;o)

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  11. What a great post! It reminded me to remember all of the wonderful things I do when I am being hard on myself. Your boys are blessed and so are you.

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  12. Great photos! Yup! They look pretty miserable! ;-)

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  13. yep, they look miserable. Just about as bad as my boys. lol

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  14. Sounds like I'm a pretty horrible one myself then too! ; )

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  15. LOL! I guess I'm glad to be a bad mommy too!

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  16. You sound like a great mom to me!

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  17. Sounds to me like it is TOTALLY OK to have piles of laundry everywhere and dirty dishes in the sink. We only get one chance to make our boys MEN!!!! ;)

    Tarah

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  18. You and I sound an awful lot alike. Now wonder why I like you! :)

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  19. I don't care if you don't make them eat their veggies as long as you keep making them be polite and respectful! We need more kids like that!

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  20. Haha your boys look pretty miserable!

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    http://nuagemedspa.blogspot.com/

    yall seem to be doing great and i love your bags .... maybe we can work out a deal i would like some to sell in the med spa how much are they ???

    Laci dutra

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  22. okay, so you wrote this ages ago, but I read it for the first time today (just came across your blog today!) and it was EXACTLY what I needed to read today. So thank you. My FOUR year old is not potty trained and I can't even begin to tell you how sick I am of reading about those precious children that sit on the potties while doing craft after craft and then eating an organic lunch followed by a nap in the family bed because that wonderful mama can't BE without her children for even A MINUTE. yeah, i am a little bitter today. ;)

    It's just comforting to know that I am not alone - and therefore must not be THAT big of an ogre! - for my favorite time of day to be bedtime and to sometimes wonder WHY I wanted to have kids at all.....

    so, again - thank you. It's obvious you're doing an amazing job, though... their eyes say it all! :)

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