Sunday, February 21, 2010

Supermom is a Myth

It is time for us mothers to be honest. It is time for us to be more forgiving of ourselves and each other. We all agree that the very best and most precious thing in our lives is our children, but let’s face it, there are times when things don’t feel as rosy, and it helps to know that you are not alone. I think there are some moms out there that are not being honest so that they can perpetuate the myth of their Supermom-ness. Let’s end that right now and be bold and honest and have some fun with this! Here’s my list of things I may have been embarrassed to think or say, but SOMEBODY out there must have felt the same way at some point:

1. I’d like to go to work now.
2. My child is a maniac.
3. How terrible would it be if I had a glass of wine with these chicken nuggets and tator tots?
4. Let’s take the child to daycare, take a day off work, and lay around the house all day.
5. How much time do I have left before nap time/bed time?
6. Can’t I just go upstairs for awhile, and my husband can tell Parker I went to the store?
7. I need to have at least one more glass of wine to feel comfortable with my body in anticipation of “intimate relations.”
8. Are we getting close to when Parker can make his own breakfast in the morning and watch cartoons without us?
9. This child has taken YEARS off my life!
10. Oh, man! We don’t have any more batteries for that toy! (blatant lie)

Of course, these are moments, bad-mommy-moments (there I go judging myself again!). I do not feel this way the majority of the time. But I know you mommies are out there that feel or think these things sometimes too. It’s much more fun to laugh together about it then try to pretend you don’t have some of your own “bad-mommy-moments.” So go ahead and spill it! What do you think or feel sometimes that you keep inside because you’re afraid to be judged? This is a JUDGMENT-FREE ZONE!


Katie said...

was it a bad step-momma moment that i had a silent celebration in my head when catherine didn't get her work done, therfore, freeing me of having to drive her to the south par of the springs for a birthday party?

Krista said...

Holy moly, none of those things are bad mommy moments! They are human being moments! LOL!

I don't have kids so can't really comment on the Super Mommy thing... but I have a MOM! She's awesome, and I can pretty much guarantee that she thought all of the above and more in the time before I moved out. And hey... I turned out *not bad* I s'pose. I have a good job, am a productive member of society, love being ME... so she couldn't have done TOO bad of a job right? ;o)

Hang in there. Only 10 hours until bedtime! LOL

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Finding My Weigh said...

I agree with every single item on your list. I actually hid in the bathroom one morning when I heard my 2yr old coming in, so my husband would have to deal with him! This was after a particularly bad night of wake-ups, and unfortunately the hiding was unsuccessful. If I had an upstairs, I would be there!!

kgt100 said...

#2 still comes to mind many times a day!
Love, Mom :)

Zeemaid said...

ahh yes. the realities of parenting... it's good to dispel the June Cleaver myth. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting!

Leslie said...

After two terrible days of temper tantrums, I wondered if it would be wrong to have a glass of wine for breakfast, just to prepare for the day. Oh, and last night I denied Shane ice cream because of another tantrum, but I was the one who was mad and resentful because that meant I couldn't have any ice cream.
Oh, and number 10 was a staple in my house until he realized where the charger was stored and promptly handed it to me and said "Time to charge the batteries."

Kristy said...

This is great! I thought I was the only one that wondered about having a glass of wine at breakfast!

Anonymous said...

I and dreading weening Jack because I don't know when I will clip his fingernails. I've tried it other times besides when he is nursing and I can maybe get one before he goes ballistic. Should I just nurse him till he's old enough to clip 'em himself? :)
Kara B

Cid said...

Great list, just dropping by from SITS.

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