Count the Bad Mommies

Saturday, July 26, 2008

rebel yell & other bad mom doings

The question for the week: What 3 things do you do, as a mother, that goes against all the books?

1. I can be a yeller and have been known to even swear a tad. It's often ineffectual (except in generating fear) and it makes me look like a lunatic, but sometimes it's all I can do to avoid breaking things.

2. Leave my kids home alone for up to an hour after school. They are 9 & 8 and I'm pretty sure it's legal but most moms around here would lose their minds about this. [For the record, I do call to check in and make sure they've locked the door, and usually there is a trustworthy neighbor available]

3. Allow ice cream, cake, pizza, or chocolate chips with breakfast. Usually there is a waffle or oatmeal involved with one of those items, but sometimes we just call it good if any food has been consumed in the morning.

And now I'm going to go do #4 which is take a long hot bath wearing ear plugs...

13 comments:

Lisa Milton said...

Scandalized? Nah.

I love me some good bad mom.

Stu said...

I've been there for all of these.

-Stu

JCK said...

That sounds reasonable to me.

What about going places when you know your child has a cold. Bad, bad, mom.

Your Pal Pinki said...

You kick butt, bad mom. PS- I swear too, but don't tell anyone. It keeps me sane.

[-V-] said...

you are a responsible mom. :)

Trudie said...

I did all of those things you mention - and my son still loves me! He turns 30 in December, so it's not as if he's dependent on me for anything...

dkuroiwa said...

Wait...you're NOT supposed to do all those things?!?! Holy Hell!
Color my butt "bad mom...." (what color do "bad moms" relate to? Purple?)
Now I'm going to call my mom...'cause I learned from her!!

katydidnot said...

i've left the little people at home in the care of the adolescent boy to go to 7-11 to get half and half and doughnuts. and they do not get along. there was some bloodshed, but i had half and half for my coffee, so who cared?

angel said...

lol...
fabulous list!

Mrs. G. said...

Bad Mom, you are so good. In a bad way.

phd in yogurtry said...

1. check.
2. check.
3. check.


I was ranting in my daus' bedroom yesterday, trying to pack for them for vaycay, and I saw that ONCE AGAIN my one dau had stuffed her clothes in the corner of the closet. I yelled, "This is .. just ... just .. just b-ll-sh-t !" My dau calmly replied, "I KNEW you were gonna say that."

So yeah. Big check to numero uno.

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Moxy Jane said...

Oh, my...my cheeks are just burning red from all this naughtiness;-)

I scream. I scream "crap" and "damn" and I think I might have let the "F-word" fly at least once. I'm hoping only once. So far, none have been repeated.

I let my kids ride their bikes without helmets. Which, I think, is actually illegal here in Austin. But I hate wearing a helmet, too. It takes all the "wind-in-my-hair-freedom" fun out of a bike ride!

Thanks for listening. I feel so much better now.

(ps...being a good mom is some damn hard crap to be. Let's all give one another and ourselves a break and just be glad our kids are still alive.)