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In the spirit of rising above judginess, let's just put it all out there and see who's the most messed up. I'll go first:

 

  • I'm a single mom. My kids don't have a dad.
  • I'm a working mom. (Full time!)
  • My kids had a nanny.
  • My kids were in daycare.
  • My kids had drop-side cribs.
  • My kids wore coats in their infant car seats.
  • My kids believe in Santa and Jesus.
  • I try to be a free-range mom.
  • My kids hear swear words.
  • I spank.
  • I hardly ever cook. (No need for a crock pot!)
  • My kids attend brick'n'mortar school. (Full time!)
  • I have left grocery carts in the parking lot.
  • My kids had stuff in their cribs and were allowed to sleep on their tummies!
  • I had my kids out of diapers before they could form sentences.
  • My kids go to bed after 9:30 most nights.
  • My kids sleep in their clothes and I hardly ever change their bedding.
  • I exterminate some of God's creatures (ants, to be specific).
  • I usually don't use soap to wash hands or dishes.
  • My Christmas tree is up and decorated year-round.
  • I judge some people anonymously on the internet, but only when I'm in a pissy mood.

 

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No judging, right?

 

I taught my kiddo to swear. She's 7, but she knew a mouthful at age 6. And every time she let one slip in front of polite company, I gasp in horror and tell her to stop mimicking the other kids.

 

 

Awesome! I wish I had a nickel for every time I said "don't say that at school!" My kid was only about 1.5 when she spouted out "I no f*** wif you," after hearing me mutter "I don't have time to f*** with you" (not at her!).

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Lets see

I'm a stay at home mom

Dd goes to Headstart

We have (gasp) food stamps and wic

Dd wore her coat in her car seat

My dd was potty trained before she could speak clearly enough for people to understand her.

Dd s is four and most nights end up sleeping in our bed

Dd usually doesn't go to bed before 10. Infact right now she's not even I'm her pjs.

I drink pop and smoke ( oh yeah I'm evil)

I worked the fist two years of dd's life

Dd has a tv in her room and satellite

I could go on but dd is building a block tower and I wanna help :)

 

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i used to live on a commune . . . free love and everything.

I was really annoyed that public school / DARE taught my kids learned that all drugs are bad

I wasnt married until the ex and I were pregnant with our second child

My daughter seems to take me as a good example of what not to do

I spend every spare moment looking at a screen trying to get over the stress my life brings me

I dropped out of several colleges

I had the third highest SAT score in my graduating class and barely graduated

I have my middle child on 2 anti-psychotics and an SSRI (makes a huge difference, but still feel guilty)

My daughter and I have a really bad relationship even tho she is still living at home

I am SO relieved that she is at my mom's house this week

I dont clean. Seriously dont know the last time I scrubbed a toilet (dh and the kids do it occasionally)

I cant remember to make my teen brush his teeth every day

I've encouraged him to quit robotics

I dont make my boys write much

I dont do any music or art in our homeschool

 

ok, this is actually not fun at all

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Oh yeah, the sleeping arrangement - forget cosleeping, I didn't even use a monitor, and my kids' room is at the opposite corner of the house from mine. If my kids hadn't been good sleepers, I probably would have used CIO.

 

Oh, and my kids were not breastfed.

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LOL!

 

I rarely change sheets also. They don't smell weird, so ...

I wear pajama pants at home, only changing into jeans if I am expecting people are have to go somewhere.

My kids wore coats in the carseat (my 5 year old still does. I'm not even worried about it)

It's very rare my kids brush their teeth in the morning.

I leave my 11 year old in the car with my 5 year old while I run in the store.

I only serve veggies if they are cooked into the meal, almost never as a side dish. They eat carrots raw but that's about it.

I pay my kids to do schoolwork with a good attitude (which they spend at the school store)

I don't have pre-set limits to screen time. I just tell them when to turn the electronics off

My youngest just turned 5, and I still dress/undress him. I JUST started making him wipe himself (but I do it again afterwards. After all, I also do the laundry.)

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~ *I* swear like a sailor. Sometimes even AT my kids. As in; "Get off your lazy A$$e$ and clean your D&MN rooms!" Surprisingly, they don't swear back, and know that they are adult words. If they do want to swear, they'll ask if they can say the A word or S word or whatever first. :D

~ I rarely cook - so we eat a lot of frozen crap, fast food, and drink a lot of pop.

~ I spank(ed). They got too old, it has no effect now.

~ My kids slept on their tummies.

~ I hardly ever cook.

~ I kill ants, too!

~ I don't *like* kids. I LOVE my kids, but I do not care to ever spend time with OTHER people's kids - except for my niece and nephew.

~ My kids usually head to bed anywhere between 9 and midnight. Usually closer to midnight.

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I spend every spare moment looking at a screen trying to get over the stress my life brings me

 

 

I do this a lot too! And of course that causes more stress, since I get behinder and behinder on my work.

 

I also hardly do any academic work with my youngest, because my oldest requires so much help.

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Oh fun!

 

I cuss like a Sailor because both dh and I were Sailors.

 

I really like rum.

 

My dh cooked dinner tonight because I suck at the whole submissive wife thing.

 

He cooked a roast in a crockpot and added a can of Coke to our non-organic roast.

 

I have a tattoo and want more ink.

 

My oldest kid was born 6 months after dh and I were married, and she was not even kinda early.

 

I got married when I was 19 and had dd12 when I was 20.

 

I have never made a pie in my life.

 

About 75% of my family has been to jail and/or prison.

 

I think that's enough sharing for now ;)

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I had my kids unmarried at 17 and 21, still not married.

 

I have a tongue ring.

 

Dd and ds have their ears pierced.

 

It took nearly 12 years for me to get dd on a bedtime routine and we're only 3 nights in.

 

Ds was not toilet trained until just before kindergarten, still sleeps in diapers and i have no intentions of doing more than waiting it out.

 

Both kids spent a lot of time in daycare in their younger years.

 

The kids love the Adams Family Movie and i love the beginning scene.

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Now this is a thread I can support! :hurray:

 

  • Dh and I got married when I was pregnant with our second child. Neither of us remember our anniversary unless MIL calls to remind us.
  • I swear like a drunken sailor. Neither of my kids do, oddly enough, although youngest will sometimes whisper the word in my ear.
  • I routinely call other drivers idiots, or worse.
  • I smoke, outside only though.
  • We have friends over once a week or so for a five hour long video game, pizza and beer marathon. Some of the games are rated "M."
  • I don't strictly enforce bedtime, they just have to be in their rooms by 9 pm. Oldest tends to go right to bed, youngest stays up until midnight or later. To be extra mean, I do enforce a strict 8:30 am wake up.
  • Neither of my kids shared our bed as infants. One slept in a playpen in the living room until he was two because he hated his room and his crib and it wasn't worth the battle.
  • I am tattooed and pierced. We let my oldest get his ear pierced when he was 7 and both of my kids have had mohawks at one time or another.
  • The real kicker? I smoked pot in highschool, had premarital s*x, sported purple hair, and cut school regularly. I was also on the honor roll and ranked in the top 5% of my class. AND, I don't regret any of it. I was the poster child for not judging a book by its cover. I hope I still am.

 

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Different people make different choices. That doesn't make them "bad."

For example, my girls had their 7yo well-child checks Thursday. No, I haven't talked to them about the changes their bodies are going to make. They also sit in 5-pt harnesses. Oh, and I got one of them the flu shot and not the other one.

I didn't co-sleep with oldest dd at all while ds started with us and wasn't "kicked out" until he was 9.

Monkey started potty training last Friday. She turned 18months on Sunday. Of course, my dd trained earlier than that and my ds was 25months (so not particularly late).

My kids are in bed at 7pm five nights per week (On Monday, one has gymnastics AT 7; On Tuesday, we have our Christian Meeting which lasts til 9:15).

 

Then other things are individual due to circumstance.

For example, I tried medication for my ds17 when he was 6, then again at 8.

I graduated a child early (for it to make no difference). I used a correspondence program for another.

I am supposedly really smart (top percentage of people who take the Praxis II test, for example); but now have failed getting my degree twice.

I have spoken to my father once in the last decade. I'm scared to contact my sisters as I expect rejection because they are loyal to my father.

We eat out for supper about half the time. Hubby cooks about half the time. Very rarely do I cook.

 

Other stuff is just...well, wouldn't it be great if we didn't go against our own beliefs?

For example, both my older kids were at our wedding.

Hubby and I are not the same religion.

My kids hear curse words. They also hear yelling <sigh>.

 

And lastly - I didn't know where to file these:

I like praise...a lot. I was terribly upset today that no other patrons came over to our table and gushed about how cute, sweet, well-behaved, etc my children are. Yes, the waitress and manager did; but they don't count. BTW, they were *very* well-behaved.

 

I sometimes expect special allowances. We've had people allow our dog (without an extra deposit) in rental properties when they've said "no pets," for example.

I get frustrated when I cannot get what I want for my children, my family, or myself.

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§ I have ADD

§ My kids hear swear words, but I don't know if they realize that they are 'bad' words.

§ I am addicted to McDonald's French Fries and Dr. Pepper

§ I am extremely lazy and out of shape.

§ I have two large containers of Christmas decorations sitting next to me, and I have no intention of emptying them.

§ I have probably purchased 6 -8 workbooks to replace lost ones. Only to find them the day after the new one comes in the mail, and has been written in.

§ I wish I could sleep 10 hours a day.

§ I love my oldest daughter to death, but there are days when I cannot stand to be in the same room with her. And when she was younger, I probably would have sent her back if I could have.

§ Said child is on prozac and concerta. I hate it, but it makes her life easier. And mine.

§ My husband does most of the laundry and has a MAJOR role in the care of our girls.

§ I live with chronic back pain.

§ We don't have pre-set screen limits. When it's time to turn it off, I will tell them.

§ Dh an I spoil our girls horribly, but justify it with the fact that they have no grandparents, aunts or uncles.

§ I rarely fix vegetables. This is why we juice.

§ I only read brain candy, WHEN I get to read

§ We are currently about 3 mos behind in science and history, and are sprinting over Christmas break.

§ I wear sweats with no underwear until I have to leave the house (unless it’s just a drive by!)

§ I have a really high IQ, (REALLY high) but it means nothing. I barely graduated from High School. (ADD)

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  • The real kicker? I smoked pot in highschool, had premarital s*x, sported purple hair, and cut school regularly. I was also on the honor roll and ranked in the top 5% of my class. AND, I don't regret any of it. I was the poster child for not judging a book by its cover. I hope I still am.

 

 

 

I love this. I had the worst attendance record in the history of my school, yet my graduating GPA (at age 16) was the third highest that year. Ha!

 

30 years later, I still keep a low and humble profile IRL. You would never know by looking that I have several professional degrees etc.

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-I worked until oldest dd was 7 and she was in daycare

-DD went to public school through 2nd grade

-I didn't even know you shouldn't wear coats in carseats-that must make me really bad

-I also spend time online escaping reality (kind of like right now)

-DD3 sleeps in a crib with sides that go down and I know they were all recalled and we didn't get a new one anyway

-the kids believe in Jesus and Santa-and the Easter Bunny and tooth fairy too

-I'm often crabby

-DD3 goes to preschool

-I also spank-though DD 14 is too old

-The house looks like a tornado hit-and I'm online here instead of cleaning it. (who am I kidding.. it looks like this most of the time)

-DS7 drives an adult size go-cart with blocks on the throttle so he can reach-yep he has rolled it too and can do doughnuts really well

-Ds likes to make ramps to jump his bicycle

-I also not a kid person-love my own, but most others not so much. I don't dislike them-just don't want to be around them a lot.

-Most days I enjoy the company of animals more than people

-my first grader can't read

-I often am "in my own head" and completely tune others out when they are talking to me

-I didn't use cloth diapers

-I don't buy organic food

-I will never go no poo or use fabric re-usable toilet paper

 

hmmmmm I'm sure I have a lot of other poor qualities...

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I love this. I had the worst attendance record in the history of my school, yet my graduating GPA (at age 16) was the third highest that year. Ha!

 

30 years later, I still keep a low and humble profile IRL. You would never know by looking that I have several professional degrees etc.

 

 

My high school took points off the final average for missed days. My tests and work i felt like completing were all near perfect, yet my 10th grade report card grades were 55, 6, 6, 6. The lowest you could get in the first semester was 55. This was my entire report card until you get to biology; 98, 100, 97, 99. I liked the class and went.

 

I never went to my 10 grade English regents exam. I did not show, did not put in the effort to cheat, no one took it for me. I got a 90 on that exam.

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Now this is a thread I can support! :hurray:

 

  • Dh and I got married when I was pregnant with our second child. Neither of us remember our anniversary unless MIL calls to remind us.

  • I swear like a drunken sailor. Neither of my kids do, oddly enough, although youngest will sometimes whisper the word in my ear.

  • I routinely call other drivers idiots, or worse.

     

    I call them worse. Much worse. I consider cussing an art form.

     

     

  • I smoke, outside only though.

     

    So do I. Don't tell anyone. It's my dirty secret ;).

     

     

  • We have friends over once a week or so for a five hour long video game, pizza and beer marathon. Some of the games are rated "M."

  • I don't strictly enforce bedtime, they just have to be in their rooms by 9 pm. Oldest tends to go right to bed, youngest stays up until midnight or later. To be extra mean, I do enforce a strict 8:30 am wake up.

  • Neither of my kids shared our bed as infants. One slept in a playpen in the living room until he was two because he hated his room and his crib and it wasn't worth the battle.

  • I am tattooed and pierced. We let my oldest get his ear pierced when he was 7 and both of my kids have had mohawks at one time or another.

  • The real kicker? I smoked pot in highschool, had premarital s*x, sported purple hair, and cut school regularly. I was also on the honor roll and ranked in the top 5% of my class. AND, I don't regret any of it. I was the poster child for not judging a book by its cover. I hope I still am.

     

    Former pot smoker here. It is what it is.

 

 

 

I think we are long-lost sisters! Responses in your quote.

 

 

 

Another thing. I totally just told my dh that it would be much cheaper to buy me new boobs and a tummy tuck than it would be for him to find a firmer hussy. He knows. He just knows.

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i used to live on a commune . . . free love and everything.

I was really annoyed that public school / DARE taught my kids learned that all drugs are bad

I wasnt married until the ex and I were pregnant with our second child

My daughter seems to take me as a good example of what not to do

I spend every spare moment looking at a screen trying to get over the stress my life brings me

I dropped out of several colleges

I had the third highest SAT score in my graduating class and barely graduated

I have my middle child on 2 anti-psychotics and an SSRI (makes a huge difference, but still feel guilty)

My daughter and I have a really bad relationship even tho she is still living at home

I am SO relieved that she is at my mom's house this week

I dont clean. Seriously dont know the last time I scrubbed a toilet (dh and the kids do it occasionally)

I cant remember to make my teen brush his teeth every day

I've encouraged him to quit robotics

I dont make my boys write much

I dont do any music or art in our homeschool

 

ok, this is actually not fun at all

 

 

You are the most interesting person here. I'm picturing the Keaton Family in Family Ties here. Conservative daughter - hippie Mom. :coolgleamA:

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wow this is kinda scary for me to do. No judging...right!

 

I drink 3-4 cans of Diet coke a day. I quit for 13 years, but I like them

I use my crock pot a lot

I like tator tot casserole

I get all offended when people curse around me and my kids, but when my oldest has pushed my last button I have cursed at her. hanging head in shame

I have struggled with depression since puberty

I don't like to exercise

I love french fries

I let my kids CIO

I co-slept, crib, couch slept

I breast and bottle fed my kids

I spanked

I use full fat milk and cream in all of my cooking

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I never send thank you cards.

 

I often just don't respond to people when they call or email, even people I love and who have been so good to me (I have never understood what my problem is here, sigh).

 

My son was in daycare from 11 weeks through kindergarten.

 

I often wish I could spend all day napping and mindlessly searching the Internet. In fact, I'm pretty sure I am the laziest person I know.

 

I buy my kids something at the store almost every time we go even though we are one income. I'm pretty sure they are spoiled. :-)

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I swear and yell.

 

Dh and I married when Ds was 2.

 

I had a donut, icecream, soda and hot chocolate today.

 

I don't scoop the cat box every day.

 

I make Dh clean the bathtub.

 

We've eaten out for 4 consecutive nights.

 

I never leave my house.

 

Ds6 went to bed at 12:30 last night.

 

My toenail polish is over 4 months old. (And seriously chipping)

 

I don't wear makeup or do anything fancy to my hair.

 

My kitchen sink isn't empty every night.

 

I don't follow my own rules.

 

I feed my dog table scraps.

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I swear and yell.

 

Yep

 

Dh and I married when Ds was 2.

 

I had a donut, icecream, soda and hot chocolate today.

 

I don't scoop the cat box every day.

 

Neither do I!!

 

I make Dh clean the bathtub.

 

We've eaten out for 4 consecutive nights.

 

BTDT

 

I never leave my house.

 

Ds6 went to bed at 12:30 last night.

 

Happens quite often around here - well usually midnight, so close enough

 

My toenail polish is over 4 months old. (And seriously chipping)

 

Mine is since MAY!!, when my sister visited last. She'll be here again next week, so I'll let her redo it. There's not much left except on the tip of the big toe. Before May, it was from November.

 

I don't wear makeup or do anything fancy to my hair.

 

Me either

 

My kitchen sink isn't empty every night.

 

Mine is only once in a blue moon.

 

I don't follow my own rules.

 

Right there with ya!

 

I feed my dog table scraps.

 

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Ok, I am not sure how honest I can be about myself to myself, let alone others.

 

*I cook with cream of whatever soup

*we eat out .. a lot

*My kids and I sleep in until at least 10:00 in the morning unless we have somewhere to be. My husband leaves for work at 7 AM.

*I had my first child before I was 20

*He was born 6 months after my wedding and very close to his due date

*I eat lunch out with a friend at least once a week without my children.

*I don't like other people's children

*I haven't had babies for several years, but they all slept in a crib with drop down sides on their tummies and with blankets.

*I don't buy organic food even though I could afford it if I quite eating out.

*I don't wash the sheets every week. Sometimes not every month.

*I read romance novels regularly.

*I taught my kids that all ice cream trucks are driven by child molesting drug dealers.

*I got drunk recently for the first time in about 20 years and when my kids said something to me about it the next day, I totally denied it.

 

That's about all I can confess to right now.

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Ok, I am not sure how honest I can be about myself to myself, let alone others.

 

*I cook with cream of whatever soup

*we eat out .. a lot

*My kids and I sleep in until at least 10:00 in the morning unless we have somewhere to be. My husband leaves for work at 7 AM.

*I had my first child before I was 20

*He was born 6 months after my wedding and very close to his due date

*I eat lunch out with a friend at least once a week without my children.

*I don't like other people's children

*I haven't had babies for several years, but they all slept in a crib with drop down sides on their tummies and with blankets.

*I don't buy organic food even though I could afford it if I quite eating out.

*I don't wash the sheets every week. Sometimes not every month.

*I read romance novels regularly.

*I taught my kids that all ice cream trucks are driven by child molesting drug dealers.

*I got drunk recently for the first time in about 20 years and when my kids said something to me about it the next day, I totally denied it.

 

That's about all I can confess to right now.

 

 

You are my Hero! Why didn't *I* think of that?!?!

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Great thread! I feel like we've all had too much to drink and are playing Truth or....Truth!

 

Here's mine:

 

I have been both punk rock (safety pins through ears and a nose ring) and a hippie (no bra, no razor). I have also been a cutsie soccer mom and now I've moved on to rockabilly.

 

I have tattoos. And I will be getting more. Soon.

 

I pierced my own nose with a piercing gun. My boys can get their ears pierced any time they want. Facial piercings at 16. No labrets because I'm afraid of broken teeth. I realize it's probably not a rational fear.

 

I smoked (among other things) for years. If I found out right now that smoking was somehow okay for you, I'd walk to the store right now for a pack.

 

I drink 3-4 Coke Zeroes a day and don't feel even a little bad about the chemicals.

 

We all eat dinner every night around the TV.

 

My kids are allowed to say any swear that is printed in the Bible....and I'm atheist.

 

My kids know most British swears and use them often. Bloody right, they do!

 

I don't like crockpots because I can't stand smelling cooking food all day long.

 

I leave my cart wherever in the parking lot during the summer months because I'm not spending another second in 120 degree heat. I'm okay with that.

 

I don't agree with the war on drugs and teach my kids my POV.

 

I am on a diet. A 1000 calorie a day diet. 200 of that is wine. I count it as a fruit (and my only carb). I'm fine with that, too. I've lost 15 pounds in 8 weeks.

 

I have a degree in English and almost never pick up a classic. I read 2-3 garbage books a week, mostly from the YA section. I've never used my degree and feel I've wasted my education. I think other people think the same thing.

 

My boys have read all of the Captain Underpants books. And all the Diary of A Wimpy Kid, How to Train your Dragon, and basically anything they want to read.

 

I am a neat/clean freak. I do judge other people when I walk into their houses. I try hard not to, but it never works. But, it's completely inner dialogue and I never tell other people, well, except for my husband, but I don't think that counts. Spouses don't count, right?

 

I think that's all I've got for now. Whew. That's kind of cathartic. I feel better now.

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Oh, how could I forget? I laughed at the flushed flying squirrel. And I wasn't sorry I laughed. I even showed the thread to my sister so she could laugh too.

 

 

 

LOL, OMG, I was just thinking this was my naughty! I thought it was hilarious and fully thought I would either flush the thing or just burn the whole house down. Either way I was leaving my husband and moving to another state if I found a rodent in my toilet. No way I'm living in that house!

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I like to justify my swearing by saying I worked with a bunch of guys at a Police Dept. That was well over 20 years ago and I still have pottty mouth.

 

We didn't get married for three months after our oldest was 'started'.

 

If DH would allow I would let the kids do schoolwork in the afternoon and night and sleep in the mornings unless we had somewhere to be. They seem to have my night owl tendencies.

 

I tend to lose hours of my life on Youtube or immersed in my favorite interest at the moment.

 

I smoked until middle was born and quit the day I had him. Cold turkey.

 

I love Twilight. Seriously. I don't think its that bad. (Consider I grew up reading carp like 'Flowers in the Attic' and Rita Mae Brown's early stuff (My Mom asked me to read them)

 

We co slept until the kids moved to their own beds and still do if one is sick. DH and I sleep in separate beds because we are compatible in every other sense but sleep. He needs one setting on the mattress, me another and his snoring keeps me awake.

 

I am a slob and lazy. Since my mother and then my grandmother died I have been unable to accomplish much of anything but school and appts for the boys. (I am seeing a Dr)

 

In the dictionary under road rage is my picture.

 

I do not scoop the litter box every day. Every other day is sufficent.

 

I loathe cooking. I absolutely HATE folding laundry. Right now two baskets full are calling my name.

 

I hate being sick and when I am I whine incessantly.

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Hmmmm let's see....

 

  • I am Canadian, which means I believe in universal health care, gun control and all those other socialistic things
  • I am a single mom
  • I have 4 kids, from a few different fathers
  • some of the kids were planned when I was already a single mom and not rich
  • 1 was a surprise when I was unwed and not rich
  • 1 was a surprise when I had a "husband" and not rich
  • I am not rich, in fact I am the extreme opposite of rich. Food stamps and wic do not exist in my country(and you call us socialist, yeesh, but if they did I would use them to feed my family)
  • My kids used to attend B'n'M school
  • Now they don't
  • I was expelled from sunday school
  • so I became a pagan and messed around with tarot cards, and oujia boards and other such things as a teen
  • but now I am a Christian again
  • and have to explain my tattoo of Runes all the time when someone new joins bible study
  • it is only 1 of 4 tattooes I have
  • I want more
  • and my kids are allowed to get their first at 16 if they chose following certain stipulations
  • but they have to pay for it
  • I will allow facial peircings, again withing stipulations, now at 13 & 14 if they want
  • they have to pay for that one too
  • my kids eat fast food, and junk food, and ramen noodles, and cream of whatever soup, and kraft dinner and whatever else I can get from the food pantry, the sale bins, and the walmart for cheap.
  • I spank (well not the teens, that's gross)
  • I do not return carts to the corral
  • I make the big kids do it for me while I sit in the car
  • I let my kids go to the post office, library, grocery store and across town without me
  • I let them go to similar places in the big city too before we moved
  • I have not 1 but 2 crockpots that I use often
  • sometimes I let my kids play video games all day so I can watch my favorite shows online instead of actually teaching them
  • I used to use jackets in carseats with my first 3, but not the youngest
  • I bf the youngest until she was 3
  • she still bedshares at age 5
  • I do not know how to tidy
  • my home has 2 states, spotless and trashed. When I clean I *clean* but can not keep that up everyday with my schedule so it becomes a disaster
  • I swear a lot
  • so do my kids
  • I pierced my girl's ears at 3 months old
  • I had the kids vaxed (though the youngest on an extremely delayed schedule due to adverse reaction)
  • I have spent the last 14 years knowing far too much about my children's bowel habits, due to 1 with sensory issues that resulted in 4.5 years of playing in it and now suffering from IBS, 1 with encopresis, and 1 with constipation and delayed bm toilet training
  • no one needs to know that much about their child's toilet habits, and I can not wait until the day comes that I now longer need to have a daily account of their bm complete with 2 of them calling me to come see that they actually made it to the potty
  • I am not a patient mom anymore, I used to be fun, now I am that grumpy mom
  • I yell, more than I would like to
  • Love my kids, but so happy to have a break from them sometimes, and can understand why some animals eat their young
  • I helped my daughter dye her hair purple for her birthday this summer
  • once dance exams are over on monday we are putting in green streaks
  • I don't care what my kids sleep in as long as they are asleep, so it may be clothes, pj's or nekkid, as long as they are not out of bed bugging me and warm enough I don't really care
  • I do nightly rounds through my house, same routine nightly and can not sleep unless I do them(checking doors locked, appliances off, animals safe, kids asleep, windows shut, etc)
  • I often forget to remind my kids to brush their teeth until I realize their breath stinks like zombie. I do mine so early before they wake up that once we get going in the day unless we are gettiing ready to go out I forget
  • They do however go to teh dentist, eye dr and ped for checkups annually
  • They all sleep in if we do not have an appt or ds needs to work until at least 10-1030am, which means we often do not start school before noon and then have dance classes at 5, so don't have a lot of time each day
  • I am a dance mom and push my daughter hard
  • but only as hard as she needs, we have a good balance going, though it seems harsh to others
  • I have been having minor panic attacks over worry about high school for my teens and nightmares of me screwing it up so bad they can never move out
  • I do not want my kids living her forever, love them lots, but I suspect our relationship will be much better once they are moved out on their own.
  • when my kids claim I am mean I tell them I had to sign a contract when I gave birth promising I would be mean to them. I also tell them I will add a dollar to their therapy account so they can whine to someone else about how horrible their mother was.

 

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Here goes:

 

I turned my daughter's car seat around when she was 5 months old because I couldn't stand her screaming.

 

I ate at least one can of funfetti frosting on graham crackers per week when I was breastfeeding, and hid it from my husband.

 

I am a great cook and can cook amazingly gourmet food but I eat out all the time even though I can't afford it.

 

I work late after my daughter goes to bed and let her watch stuff on netflix until I'm ready to get up in the morning, sometimes after 10.

 

I have only been caught up on laundry once in the last year.

 

I am completely addicted to Dr. Pepper but I can't admit it to myself and just buy a 12 pack so I buy 20 oz bottles one at a time wasting tons of money that I don't have.

 

I have tons of guilt about where my daughter could be if I were a more disciplined teacher.

 

I am a total hypocrite. I judge other people at a much higher standard than I live up to.

 

I am not very internally motivated. I can do amazing things but generally don't unless there is someone to impress.

 

I watch tv shows on a free website (probably illegal?) and don't feel a bit bad about it.

 

WOW, that was therapeutic.

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Ok to Finnish my list

I have add

I HATE cleaning but dh works all week so I feel I should keep at least the living room clean

Sink not empty

Dd doesn't brush in the morning and I have a problem remembering at night too.

Cat box gets shifted weekly, usually Tuesday morning while dashing around getting trash gathered to take out for pick up also while getting dd ready for school. Oh and hamster cage

 

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Great thread! I feel like we've all had too much to drink and are playing Truth or....Truth!

 

Here's mine:

 

I have been both punk rock (safety pins through ears and a nose ring) and a hippie (no bra, no razor). I have also been a cutsie soccer mom and now I've moved on to rockabilly.

 

I have tattoos. And I will be getting more. Soon.

 

I pierced my own nose with a piercing gun. My boys can get their ears pierced any time they want. Facial piercings at 16. No labrets because I'm afraid of broken teeth. I realize it's probably not a rational fear.

 

I smoked (among other things) for years. If I found out right now that smoking was somehow okay for you, I'd walk to the store right now for a pack.

 

I drink 3-4 Coke Zeroes a day and don't feel even a little bad about the chemicals.

 

We all eat dinner every night around the TV.

 

My kids are allowed to say any swear that is printed in the Bible....and I'm atheist.

 

My kids know most British swears and use them often. Bloody right, they do!

 

I don't like crockpots because I can't stand smelling cooking food all day long.

 

I leave my cart wherever in the parking lot during the summer months because I'm not spending another second in 120 degree heat. I'm okay with that.

 

I don't agree with the war on drugs and teach my kids my POV.

 

I am on a diet. A 1000 calorie a day diet. 200 of that is wine. I count it as a fruit (and my only carb). I'm fine with that, too. I've lost 15 pounds in 8 weeks.

 

I have a degree in English and almost never pick up a classic. I read 2-3 garbage books a week, mostly from the YA section. I've never used my degree and feel I've wasted my education. I think other people think the same thing.

 

My boys have read all of the Captain Underpants books. And all the Diary of A Wimpy Kid, How to Train your Dragon, and basically anything they want to read.

 

I am a neat/clean freak. I do judge other people when I walk into their houses. I try hard not to, but it never works. But, it's completely inner dialogue and I never tell other people, well, except for my husband, but I don't think that counts. Spouses don't count, right?

 

I think that's all I've got for now. Whew. That's kind of cathartic. I feel better now.

 

 

I'm feeling more normal by the minute. :driving:

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Last month I put the household on a sugar detox. How I purged most of the sugar was to eat it on the sly. This included squirting Reddi Whip onto a spoon and eating it when nobody was looking.

 

I also sometimes sneak chocolate even though I "don't eat chocolate."

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Wow, smokers! My people!!

 

Actually I am currently not smoking, but have no delusions it will last.

 

No one in my real life knows I smoke- seriously, no one but my family. I carry febreeze and a coat in the car and wear the coat when I smoke and febreeze my hair and chew gum. When I quit a few years ago my mom posted something on Facebook about it (poor mom, ever my cheerleader...and I always let her down) I had quite a few friends message me in surprise saying I must have just picked up that terrible habit. Um, no, I smoked the whole time. I'm just sneaky like that.

 

I am also an atheist, a democrat and a vegan. Which I don't find to be related, but when I meet people who find one to be repulsive, the other two are usually also looked down upon. Experience has taught me not to advertise any of these things.

 

And I nursed my youngest to age 4.

 

Now you know all my deep, dark secrets!

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Wow, smokers! My people!!

 

Actually I am currently not smoking, but have no delusions it will last.

 

No one in my real life knows I smoke- seriously, no one but my family. I carry febreeze and a coat in the car and wear the coat when I smoke and febreeze my hair and chew gum. When I quit a few years ago my mom posted something on Facebook about it (poor mom, ever my cheerleader...and I always let her down) I had quite a few friends message me in surprise saying I must have just picked up that terrible habit. Um, no, I smoked the whole time. I'm just sneaky like that.

 

I am also an atheist, a democrat and a vegan. Which I don't find to be related, but when I meet people who find one to be repulsive, the other two are usually also looked down upon. Experience has taught me not to advertise any of these things.

 

And I nursed my youngest to age 4.

 

Now you know all my deep, dark secrets!

 

 

Oh gosh I do the same things! I have a designated smoking jacket that I change before I go in public. I religiously use mouthwash and gum to hide the smell. I have quit at least 1,000,000 times, but someone inevitably pisses me off and to the gas station I go to buy a pack. I really hate the fact that I smoke, but I like the act of smoking. Perhaps I should just move to Colorado.

 

Wendi-who has to teach Sunday School in the morning.

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OK, it is 1:00 AM here and I am sadly awake on an Albuterol high, finding this thread oddly comforting. I'll give it a whirl too.

 

1) I drink Diet Coke. Lots of it. Maybe a 6 pack a day. Shoot me, I don't drink coffee or tea and gotta get that caffeine somewhere.

2) Sheets washed...ummmm....when? (Blushing admitting that one. I do get around to it eventually.)

3) I don't recycle, and am teaching our kids what I feel to be the truth, that much of it is pointless if one looked at the overall picture of the other environmental damage done in transporting, gas usage and exhaust, etc. I find much of the recycling hulabaloo to be more about feeling good. Cloth diapers versus disposables? Energy, water usage, detergents versus landfill.

4) We don't eat organic. We will never eat organic.

5) My kids often have Top Ramen for lunch, or taquitos, or corn dogs. All my friends are the organic type. You can imagine what they are kind enough not to say to us. However, none of our friends are raising more than 2 children, and many are past that stage.

6) I am overweight, moving from moderately to very, and I don't exercise though I really do want to get back to walking.

7) After reading posts on this thread, I feel I should hang my head in shame that I have no piercings, no tattoos, did not have sex before marriage, never smoked, never drank alcohol, never used drugs, and never plan to. Makes me feel sort of out of place on this thread!! However, my Miss GoodyTwoShoes status may have come primarily from counteracting what my brother did as a drug addict, rather than from my own perfect nature...hahaha!

8) My kids do not brush their teeth at night. Every morning, for sure. Tried to do the nightly ritual, but it never "took". I actually feel like a total loser over that one, for some odd reason.

9) I have waaayyyy too many clothes to fit my various Fat Stages. All jeans and tshirts, all staring at me laying on more guilt.

10) We do try and have veggies most nights, Bag iceburg lettuce salad, corn,or carrots mostly, but that's all.

11) I dislike cooking, and am not at all imaginative or creative. If we had money, we'd eat out a lot more, but that ain't happenin' around here.

12) I read more in the bathroom than most people ever would, enough that the kids call it "the Library",and yea,it's my escape.

13) I hate yard work. Really dislike it.

14) I bite my fingernails still

15) I have no sense of fashion or design. I could easily live in a bare walled, Ikea styled home with no knick knacky crap. I need Garanimals for adults to put clothes together.

16) I never were makeup. Never. Not for religious beliefs or anything, but because I just don't like it and don't care. At my age, I certainly ought to.

17) I secretly celebrated when we decided to homeschool and have me stay home, because I LIKE my jeans and Tshirts, and love not having to dress for work. But I have yet to slip all the way to sweats or PJ's all day. Give me time.

18) I do not do classical homeschooling, I refuse to put my kids on the SAT merry-go-round when we can avoid being part of the Big Money Machine that college is these days by approaching post-high school education in other ways with junior college, trade or tech college, etc. I care less about them going to college than I do making sure they can balance a checkbook, understand a loan, and become decent people. They will still be getting a better education than they would have in our local public schools. But sometimes here on the board I feel like a total loser.

19) I have a son, 14, who is only now able to read at a 5th grade level due to special needs. I have another who has dysgraphia but I didn't realize it and really, really got angry with him a few times early on and accused him of rushing and being lazy. I was really wrong, and later his tears made me feel like poop.

20) My car is thrashed all the time, a total mess inside and I hate it but do nothing about it. McDonald's cups can sit in the van for weeks, newspapers and plastic bags on the floor, empty water bottles rolling under my feet. I do not clean it out and send the kids out to do it when I do manage to think about it or finally get too disgusted.

21) I never remember my friends' birthdays. I love them and show it all year long, but I am awful about birthdays.

22) Speaking of birthdays, we don't make a big deal of them here, with the occasional exception. I have someone who thinks I am horrible for not having a party every year for every kid. And...even worse...I have never felt inclined to give out goody bags to our party guests. Yes, I am that mom.

23) I do keep a clean house, especially for a family of 7. But our garage is the bane of my existence, and is the cause of what we have affectionately dubbed, our "Annual Argument" between my hubby and I. And I get really, really mad because he is a Super Pig in there.

24) When I am hungry, I am not nice. Not nice at all.

25) My kids have read all kinds of non-brag-able material.

 

My goodness!! Looking over this list, I realize I have a lot of room for improvement! Someday.

 

Cindy

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LOL Y'all make me feel less weird. Lets see-

1. I am an atheist, so secretly wishes she could believe. I just can't.

2. I still consider myself a cultural Mormon even though I left the church and don't believe at all.

3. I never cook. I can cook, really well, but my husband cooks better so I make him cook me dinner every night. And every meal on the weekends.

4. My husband does more cleaning than I do.

5. My kids don't own pajamas

6. I clean for my blog pictures. Anything outside of the frame is a mess 99 percent of the time.

I'm sure there is more......

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I let Hobbes wander around in the (public) woods on his own and without a mobile phone, and have done for years. One time when he was about ten he got lost and had to knock on a stranger's door so that she could call me to come and fetch him. I was out in the garden without my mobile. It took me ages to come in and check my messages. He played on the trampoline with the stranger's daughter until I arrived.

 

Look: stranger danger, parental neglect and trampolines all in one incident.

 

Laura

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My kids play outside barefoot and unattended.

 

I strongly dislike most dogs.

 

I've killed a cat on purpose.

 

I'm going to read This Country of Ours to my children next year.

 

If food drops on the ground, I feed it to one of my kids.

 

I make pancakes multiple times a week.

 

I require my kids to keep their room clean, but my bedroom is a disgusting mess.

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Fun!

 

I smoke.

I self-medicate my ADD with caffeine and nicotine.

My kids jump on the furniture.

My 9yo dd shares her black nail polish with me.

I only make my bed on sheet changing day. Which is whenever I get to it.

I refuse to take out the garbage unless I absolutely have to. If dh forgets, I make the kids do it.

I almost never make breakfast or lunch.

I don't wear shoes unless the ground is frozen or health codes require it.

 

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Ok round three I had to sleep.

Dd has a trampoline,

Plays outside by herself

Our swing set is not in concrete heck I don't think it's anchored at all.

My car is trashed, but it's not all trash, some of it is dd's stuff that needs to go back in the pockets.

I'm an awful cook, I came from a working poor family so we had lots of quick hamburger helper type stuff. Is there a cooking for dummies book

I spoil dd alot, I didn't have much growing up so I think I'm trying to compensate for what I didn't have growing up.

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