Count the Bad Mommies

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Boobah's Moms' Answers to Angels' Homework Questions

1. Do you remember a particular incident or moment from your own childhood that has influenced the way you raise your offspring?

I am quite happy with the way I was brought up, so there's not much I want to change. My mom never just said "No" or "Because I said so". She always gave us a reason for why we weren't allowed to do something. So I'd like to keep that.

One thing I will try change however is the way my mom used to tell us off when we did something wrong. She would fight, fight, fight and then walk away. Now, you'd think she was done, right? Nooo, after a while she'd come back and fight some more cos she had just remembered something else to tell us off about.

2. Have you started some kind of savings plan or investment thingy for when your kidlet(s) wants to go to college or varsity?

Of course, as this is something any good mom would do. Except, I am a Bad Mom, and I used up the money I had saved so far in Boobah's savings account to buy groceries one month when we didn't have money. We didn't have money because being the Bad Mom that I am , I spent it all on Christmas presents without thinking nor planning ahead...

3. Do you think it’s possible to let go of “mommy guilt”, to forgive yourself and move on, to do better?

Besides picking Boobah up by the ankles and swinging him upside down - which makes him laugh like a maniac - I haven't had enough time with him to wish I'd done something different. Maybe when he's older and I'm wiser I can revisit this question and answer it better then.

4. How long after giving birth did you want to have sex?

Sex? Sex! Why would I want to have sex again? Me, who actually used to be a real wild child has since the birth of my babyperson, turned into a complete abstainor as far as is possible. The Dad, on the other hand would want to Do it 3 times a day, every day if he had the chance... I just don't have the drive anymore. It hurts, for some reason, and it's just not fun.

I don't get what the big deal is...


angel said...

fantabulous answers!

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

i also pick The Kid up by the ankles and swing him around.

he adores it.

is this a bad thing to do??

sweets said...

just don't swing them by the arms... my sister has been to the ER twice and fears child welfare will come knocking if it happens again... apparently there is some minute little bone that can click out! ankles... sounds scary and way fun!!

btw~ i sound just like your mom... i come back to jabber... LOL

Bridget said...

Give me your mom over my Dingbat anyday. When my mother tells you off, she likes to wait until she has an audience and I suspect a stomach well lines with brandy too.

As for the sex, I felt exactly the same. Luckily I didn't have a "dad" in the picture.