I read the BEST blog the other day, it was fun and funny and totally a tongue-in-cheek, laugh at yourself blog — which, by the way, is my specialty! The basic premise was that moms love to judge other moms, we raise ourselves by scoffing at others. It’s true, admit it! It’s not all bad, we can learn a lot from other moms and we can also figure out our own parenting philosophies. It’s also an ingrained character trait … I’m the mom of 6 boys and 5 girls — my girls can be catty, vindictive, grudge holding little b’s. My boys fight, but it’s a punch and then done. Past transgressions are never regurgitated. Maybe boys’ memories just aren’t as good, I dunno, but I know I’m guilty as hell. So, here you go, I’m going to air my dirty laundry out here in public, the raw naked truth — grab a cocktail and sit back — this should prove to be GREAT fun!!
4) I have an explosive temper. I yell when I’m mad; I throw things when I’m mad; I say bad things when I’m mad; I’m not a good Catholic when I’m mad. In my defense (justification), my anger is fleeting.
5) Not proud, but I’ve pretended to be sick, just to get a break! I never ever EVER get sick and so, once or twice, I’ve claimed to be too sick to be a mommy and just gone to bed. Of course the special treatment I get from everybody is awesome too!
I think 5 is enough for now, don’t you? There are countless other things I could list, like the speed I drive, the fact that I talk about our extended family in front of the kids, and the fact that we are still trying to finish up the 2011-2012 school year!!! But, in parenting, balance is key. Perfection is not something I’ve ever strived for … I want to raise happy, fun-loving, carefree kids who grow to be great adults. I want to enjoy being a mom, I want to have fun and if that means I don’t police my every move, then so be it!!
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