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 gym membership just for the free babysitting so that she could skip the workout in favour of an uninterrupted shower.
This week 4Mothers will be sharing some of their secret mom confessions. Guest, Sarah Hartell, will be joining the conversation with her post on Friday.
Sarah lives in Ottawa with her husband Dave and three children – six-year old Elliott and 3 1/2 year old twins Adeleine & Isaac. She works on Parliament Hill by day, teaches prenatal classes by night and loves her bike, home renos and her community. She blogs about day-to-day life with her crew at www.anotherlineaday.tumblr.com – a blog that is read mainly (ONLY?!?) by grandparents and relatives living far away.
What are some of your secret mom confessions?