Count the Bad Mommies

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Homework on the first day of school?

1. Do you remember a particular incident or moment from your own childhood that has influenced the way you raise your offspring?
I'm going to have to agree with Kerryn and say, yes. A lot. An extraordinary amount. Basically, I'm going for the exact opposite of my childhood.

2. Have you started some kind of savings plan or investment thingy for when your kidlet(s) wants to go to college or varsity?
We have RESPs in Canada which are eligible for Government grants, depending on the other sorts of Provincial and Federal aide you get. So um, yeah, when I found out about that and that I didn't even have to put money in, myself, I signed my kiddo up for one. Thanks to her being born, I have now leeched another $650 out of the Government of Canada.

3. Do you think it’s possible to let go of “mommy guilt”, to forgive yourself and move on, to do better?
Possible? Maybe. For me? Nope, not going to happen. The guilt keeps me in line. The guilt is the reason I try to do better. Without the guilt, it'd just be this full-time, naked child, Dora the Explorer themed, pizza party up in here. But it's a nice thought, really. *pats hand, sincerely*

4. How long after giving birth did you want to have sex?
Really? Want? Or feel like I had to cuz, well, it was part of my job as housewife? Like Sweets and Kerryn, my baby totally ripped me a new one - I wasn't walking properly upright for a couple of months. It took me about eight weeks to agree and suffer through it, but it really took me about six months to want it. Then the 14-year old boy in me was unleashed, again.

4 comments:

CamiKaos said...

welcome.

angel said...

welcome to the group... and thanx for the giggle!

sweets said...

hello! we are sista's!... ripped sista's that is ;))

Bridget said...

It seems there a lot of candidates for malpractice suits with this ripping business! They are supposed to cut you demmet!

Funny though, how you unleashed the 14-year old boy? Ha!