Are you a bad mom?
Let’s face it, society judges us for everything we do. Every decision we make, on either end of the spectrum, will leave someone shaking her head and wonder what’s wrong with us. Since we can’t (and shouldn’t) please everyone, let’s keep doing our thing because our kids are still alive and healthy. Here are some signs you might be a bad mom- jokingly, of course. I won’t say how many apply to me, but it’s pretty much all of them. Can you relate to any of these?
1.) You look back on the day and realize your child’s eaten nothing but sugar all day. Cereal, cookies, a piece of candy… did one vegetable even touch her lips?
2.) You let your child walk out of the house with a backwards tank top, a lacy headband that does nothing to keep her hair back, and carrying a magic wand. Because she’s a fairy princess.
3.) You decide to stop having children after one. That child will never have any playmates or be social in any way.
4.) After having your fourth child, you decide to try for number 5. Don’t you know how expensive that is?
5.) Your child watches 2 hours of TV. And then plays games on her tablet for an hour while you cook dinner. Her brain’s going to rot, you know!
6.) You walk right past the $5.00 organic broccoli to buy the non-organic that’s on sale for $1.00.
7.) You buy cookies or cupcakes from the store for your child’s school event rather than baking them yourself.
8.) You try to skip as many sentences as possible in the 10-minute long book your child insisted you read at bedtime. Sometimes it takes longer to decide what to skip than it does to actually read the book.
9.) My Little Pony is your current babysitter as you try to close your eyes for just a few minutes.
10.) You know you should start putting your child to bed later… but then you’ll lose all your free time.
11.) Your child wakes up bright and early at 6:15, but you pretend she’s still asleep and wait until 7:00 to get her up.
12.) You let your child drink your coffee with you. A little caffeine never hurt anyone.
13.) When your child gets stuck in an awkward situation, your first instinct is to get out your phone and take a picture rather than, you know, help.
Do you have any to add to the list? Share your bad mom moments below!
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.