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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Confessions of a Stay at Home Momma

My friend Jennifer posted this on her family blog. I thought it was so funny and really captured what it's like (some days) to be a stay at home mom. Be know what she's talking about!

Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Momma

Confession number 1. Sometimes I don't brush my teeth until right before Chris gets home. There have been many times I've seen him driving up and I run to the bathroom and's that close. In other news, we are thinking of getting rid of our dental insurance. Nice!

Confession number 2. Laundry :( Chris doesn't mind doing the laundry, which is nice, but I am usually left with the folding part. I hate the folding part. As we speak, there are two baskets of laundry sitting in our bedroom, unfolded. We did the laundry Saturday.

Confession number 3. Before I got pregnant, I loved cleaning. I would deep clean the house regularly. I wouldn't stand for dishes to sit in the sink. My closet with organized by color and my jeans and sweaters perfectly folded. When I did fold clothes, I folded them so perfectly that I wouldn't let Chris help because he "did it wrong". I washed our sheets every other week and our pillowcases every week. I was on top of it! My standards have plummeted to non-existant now. I put off cleaning the bathtub way too long. I rarely make our bed any more. The dishes pile up. The dust bunnies take over our floors.

Confession number 4. Since having Lily, I take forever to fall asleep, but once I'm asleep I sleep like a rock. I have the craziest and most realistic dreams. One night about 3 months ago, I was having a dream about peeing. Lily was crying and I woke up and realized that I wasn't dreaming...I actually peed the bed!! I told Chris about it and we laughed so hard. I was totally embarassed that I would do that and a bit concerned that I had lost all bladder control, but to my relief, it was a one night thing.

Confession number 5. I watch America's Funniest Home Videos and The Cosby Show every afternoon while Lily is napping. To my credit, we don't have cable so I would probably choose something else if we did, but these are the shows that are on. But, still, I choose to watch them. And I laugh at the stupid videos of dads getting hit in the crotch by their kids. It's still is!

Confession number 6. I've let Lily watch AFV with me before. Literally laid with her on the couch and watched the whole episode. Am I a bad mom?
Confession number 7. Most nights I don't cook. We don't have a dishwasher or I would...I think. We eat Chick-fil-a at least once a week and sometimes more. I don't do fast food, so Chickfila is the only place I will eat.

Confession number 8. Sometimes I sleep in the shirt I was wearing all day and maybe once or twice I also wore that same shirt the whole next day. I know, I'm disgusting.

Confession number 9. Every day I get up with Lily at 8am and then we both take a nap from 9:15ish to 11am. But, in my defense, I have to stay up to feed her at 11pm, so...that's a good reason, right?

Confession number 10. Almost every day I turn on Beyonce really loud and dance and sing "Single Ladies" or "Bootylicious" to Lily. I've even turned on the Single Ladies video on YouTube and tried to mimic the dance. She loves it!!

So...what are your confessions? This is a safe place ;)


  1. Oh my goodness, I can definitely identify with pretty much all of this. As I'm sitting here I'm questioning whether or not I've brushed my teeth this morning, trying to summon the energy to wash the dishes and I have to admit that since it's raining out I just watched an hour of TV with my daughter... And this morning I totally just got up and threw a shirt on over the tank top that I slept in. :) Glad to know I'm not alone here in my sloth!

  2. That is perfect! I am so glad I am not the only one doesn't feel it is necessary to brush teeth in the morning or change clothes every day. When John was a newborn, my husband told me there was a day or two that when he came home and saw how dishelved I looked, he took a double take and was a little shocked! Good thing that was temporary and I finally got back into the habit of being normal human being again!

  3. It gets harder when your kids are older. You can't just forget to brush your teeth and watch forbidden TV. The good news is, they can do the dishes themselves! :) Cute post. Lisa~

  4. Numerous times this has happened to me. On our route to Nana's/preschool/fill in the blank we listen to some kind of kid music (Little Mermaid, Musikarten, whatever). It is nice for my daughter and I enjoy our time, but I miss MY music. Now here is the kicker, after I drop her off at the designated place and get back in the car solo, I continue to drive with her music on and I usually sing along. Mind you, my daughter is not in the car and I usually don't realize what I am doing! I could of listen to the radio or even my cd's rather than listen to some princess singing about her lost love. The minute I discover that I am kid free I switch to some NPR or a CD of music that usually has bad lyrics init.

  5. Shoot - don't we all do these things? I know I do!

    xo Erin

  6. I LOVE YOU!!!! lol, you are so awesome! I think that we all do that sometimes. I know that I have slept in my shirt that I was wearing and when I had one baby, I slept with her everyday too! Enjoy!

  7. that tooth brush thing...exactly what happens with me!


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