Monday, March 23, 2009

Things I Thought I Would Never Do as a Mom

Before you have children, you have probably watched friends and relatives raise their kids and think to yourself, “I’ll never do that when I become a mom.” If you are anything like me, you have probably already eaten those words! That’s where the quote, “Judge not that ye be not judged” comes into play!

Here are some “rules” I said I would never do as a mother that I have already broken!

I will never bribe my kids to get them to do what I ask of them.
All I can say to this is, “HA!” Whoever said they would not bribe their kids has obviously not gone through potty training. And who can get through grocery shopping trip with a toddler without a little bribing?

I will always get dressed every morning and be presentable.
I stay at home with my daughter and I also work from home. I promised myself when I decided to work for myself that I would always get up in the mornings and get dressed as though I was going into an office. That rule got broken very quickly! Some days, I am lucky to make it out of my sweat pants or even get a shower!

I will never lick my fingers to wipe off my child’s face or fix their hair.
GUILTY! I think I do this on an almost daily basis. You would, too, if you saw my child’s bedhead.

I will never say, “Because I said so.”
As my child gets older, and the “why” question is asked often, I can already see where it is easy to break this one. I am on the verge of using this as a response when asked “why” for the 30th time.

I will never say, “I’m going to count to three!" to get my child to obey me.
I honestly don’t know how a mother can survive without the “count to three” method. If you know of a way, let me know.

What are some things you said you would never do as a mother, but find yourself already doing? Post it in the comments section below.


Sweet Serendipity said...

Have to agree with all of the above! It is scary when we realize we've become our parents!
Love your site! Adorable stuff :)

Caleb and Adrienne said...

Hilarious! I can relate!!

Great Blog!