You're not sure how it happened, but suddenly PG is the new G. And even though you know it won't kill them, you find yourself running like mad to turn off the scene where Darth Vader dies and playing dumb when your toddler asks to hear "that song about the lollipop" by 50 Cent. But you do start to question your parenting skills a little when you let Family Guy pass as a cartoon.
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Omg ppl...really? Can no one find humour in anything anymore? I don't neglect my children but they are exhausting and I'm sure I have done quite a few of things at one point or another. Relax!
It's not saying that these thinks are the norm, it says right on the description "shameful truths". I have forgotten my purse in the house and left my kids in the car to go grab it...I have gone through drive-thru for chicken nuggets after a long day at work...I have encouraged my kids to go watch TV while I finish up the housework or something else I had to do that was important.
I work full-time, take online courses and raise 2 very energetic children. I am not lazy or neglecting my kids at all. Stop being so uptight...this article is to make mothers feel better about themselves and realize that no one is the perfect parent.
The thing I find more disturbing more than this article (and yes everyone has done these things at least once) is the amount of people (14 comments at this time) that think they are the greatest people imaginable. Only one at this time mommyjf is actually being honest and not ignorant. Which if we do the stats 93% of commenter's are more than likely raising children to not see their own faults because the parents believe they are perfect.
93% you'd think crime would be going down right? Being humble and admitting that one is imperfect is better than lying to oneself.
Accurate or not it is critical that mothers are allowed to recognize that they don't have to perfect. Raising children is difficult and we have to stop comparing ourselves, stop judging ourselves and stop judging each other.
Most of these are complete ****. Made up space filler... more like the things Mommy admits to... After all everyone has told a little lie to there kids. it's eaier to say "I can't spin you around again...I've got a bone in my arm." than explain if I do this again for the 26th time odds are good I'll barf and drop you. But no parent I've known has ever squished there kids feet into a size small shoes. that's crap. I can't believe I've even waisted my time posting a comment on this chaffe.
What is the target audience for this? it's not any moms I know. and it's sure as F%£& not me!!!
As for breast-feeding... my son is almost five months old and absolutely refuses a bottle and formula. We've tried various nipple types and two or three formulas (at varying times) but nope! Mother does it best, I guess! LOL!
Ok I have got to say, some of these things are pretty bad, like the seat belt thing, and I admit I have done that a couple times at least, not on purpose of course. But go figure, I do not drive, by choice with no license, so it's always with the hubby. Keep in mind, my hubby is the police officer by profession, and even he has done this, and of course not on purpose!
Some of these things I find outrageous to label mom's (and let's not forget dad's are just as responsible!!) that we're "the worst mom's ever". I understand this is becoming more of a figure of speech than literal term, but some women will take this stuff to heart, especially new mom's, or younger mothers in their teen's or early twenties.
I didn't find anything funny about this article at all. I swear if I rolled my eyes any longer, I would have passed out. I cannot say I've done all 18 of these things, maybe to be fair, less than half, to a very mild degree like on occassion tv watching to get some tidying done, or maybe the crying in a crib (when they were little) to make sure dinner didn't burn or what not. But wow, absurdity at its best.
There was so many silly "guilts" that were obvious that would make me say "Who the hell would do that?" or "Really? that's something I should feel guilty about?"
This article is disgusting. While some of these things are perfectly acceptable actions for parenting - flipping on the tv or DVD so you can shower or cook in peace (I do this daily so I can take a shower without having my daughter harass me throughout). Letting baby cry in his crib for a little while is ok - actually, it's damn good for them since the louder they cry, the more exercise they are giving their heart and lungs. Since babies can't do cardio, crying really helps to strengthen these vital organs. My daughter is nearly 5 years old and if she is crying ( and hasn't been hurt by something), she can go hang out in her bed and wail at the top of her lungs. Momma knows the difference in cries between "I'm mad at you", "I don't want whatever you gave me" and "I'm really hurt!". Too small shoes? Momma should be preparing ahead with Buy One, Get One sales and making sure there are many options for sizing readily available in the house.
Breast feeding shouldn't even be on this list. Breast feeding is such a personal decision for mother and child that to say ANY tactic could qualify as a bad parenting move makes MSN look really bad.
Truthfully, ladies, don't look to this website for what is and what isn't good parents. These Jokers don't have a clue. I'd bet dollars to donuts that the person who wrote this article doesnt even have kids and has no idea what he's talking about.
Also, it was condescending.
p.s. watching Darth Vader die is hardly something to shield your children from.