Love this! I think I have done all those things named in this blog post. We joined the local YMCA so we could have dates with free babysitting (playing racquetball). I’ve even napped in the car because the kid fell asleep on the way home (and made phone calls, and checked the mail, read my new magazine, etc). And Netflix on the ipod is the only way I survived early mornings (not a morning person to begin with here) during pregnancy #2 (hey, if she’s a temporary zombie, she’s not wreaking havoc all over the house, and I get an extra hour of sleep–mindful use of technology, people).
Do you sneak-eat cookies in the pantry while insisting the kids have had their fill? Do you lie to the other moms and tell them that you made the cupcakes for the bake sale while crunching the receipt from the bakery in your pocket? Or maybe you are more like blogger Yoonanimous and hide out in your car reading the mail, doing your nails and listening to music while parked in the driveway?
Over at Huffington Post a feature called Scary Mommy Confessions: Share Your Secrets With the Stress-Less Parenting Club is getting all sorts of attention. The confessions are not of the pity-party variety nor are they a litany of rants about the trials of mothering but more of the quirky things that parents do to get through the days.
Mothers share their “sins” and let go of the guilt. Personally I commend the resourcefulness of the mother who signed up for a…
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