Forgive me mothers for I have sinned. It has been three years since I last confessed. Really, I have never confessed my deepest, darkest misdeeds as a mother, but suddenly I feel compelled to get a few things off my chest. And I am inspired by another blogger’s book Scary Mommy. This book had me snorting and laughing out loud for hours, because I could relate and I loved this amazing mom’s ability to find humor in her not so proud moments. Because, let’s be honest, if we can’t laugh at ourselves in this all-consuming and maddening role, we will go crazy!
I am a working mother, one who travels on a monthly basis and my first confession is that when I am on the road, I don’t miss my kids! GASP!! I get asked all the time, do you miss the girls and I smile and say, “Of course. It’s hard to be away,” But if I am being totally honest, what do I miss?
I just spent four days in Vegas at a conference and I ate all my meals hot and uninterrupted. I slept through the night and didn’t touch a bottle or diaper for consecutive days. I even had time to shower, do my hair and apply makeup each day. My co-workers almost didn’t recognize me! It was like a mini-vacation from motherhood, and I confess I really enjoyed it.
I feel guilty for feeling this way so I am putting my big hairy confession out there. I have smaller indiscretions as well:
• I forget to brush my 3-year-old’s teeth in the morning at least twice a week. GROSS!
• I microwave my daughter’s bottles sometimes to warm them up because it is way faster than the stupid warmer.
• I never made baby food and my kids have survived so far.
• I negotiate with lollipops to get my three year old to eat dinner, stay quiet in church or allow me to grocery shop in peace!
So if you have something to get off your chest, here is your chance. You can tell me; I won’t judge. I might laugh though, because these things we do to keep sane are often times really funny. Confess away!