So, only days and days after the really funny moms started a mom shaming campaign, I finally was inspired to join. (Click here for the other shaming posters). Basically, a bunch of blogging moms from our atomic reach tribe, Blogging While Mom, are admitting our sins and shaming ourselves for the whole world to see. I am sure it was inspired by this dad’s story and the public out cry because of it. I see it as funny, and I understand that others don’t, but whatever.
Anyway, this week, after thinking really hard, I started feeling like, “Whoa, my mom sins aren’t that bad.” Or “I don’t lie to my kids, yay me!” I was just about to give myself a nonexistent You are an Awesome Mom award when this happened:
After school, I emptied the kids’ backpacks full of worksheets and projects from school this week. After oo-ing and ah-ing over each little star, (they were watching a movie, but I am sure they could feel my pride in them,) I did what I always do with their school papers: Buried them deep into the recycling bin. I continued on with my day.
Later, Ana, seeing that her backpack was opened, said, “Mom, what did you do with all my papers from school.”
(Knowing that she wanted to keep each one, and they would then end up all over her room, creating another fire hazard, until they were ripped to shreds, and then I would have to ask her a million times to pick up her room, where she would cry and whine about hard it is, until all fun activities were threatened, and her room would finally get somewhat clean, and those precious papers of today would end up in the recycling bin in a few short days…) I said, “Hmmmmm, I laid them somewhere. Where have you looked?” We then looked around for a total of 2 minutes when something shiny caught her eye and said papers were forgotten.
See, I don’t lie to my kids, but that doesn’t mean I am completely honest either!
What are your sins as a mom? Come on share them, we ALL have MANY!