Every mom has secrets about her parenting that she’d never share with anyone else. But our failures, our unique twists, our brilliant comebacks…they are what makes a mom. Being a mom is not always glamorous. Actually, it’s a hot mess most of the time. But it’s still bloody awesome. If you can relate to any of these, you’re one of the realest moms out there…
Things that make a mom
Feeding your kids baked beans for dinner because everything else takes way too long to cook
Hungry toddlers don’t sit around patiently waiting for food. Also, they kind of love baked beans. This is perfectly okay. So is cereal and 2-minute noodles. If it’s gotta be fast, it won’t be fancy. The great thing here is that toddlers love anything that you didn’t cook. Even if you spent hours slaving away behind the stove, they’d still be much happier with a can of beans than they are with roasted veggies and meat.
Skipping pages of the book when reading to your kids at bedtime
Once 7 p.m. comes around, you’re on a mission to get the kids to bed. If that means rushing through a story and skipping some of the not-so-important pages, then that’s what it is. After all, mom’s gotta have her alone time too, right? A little downtime is what makes a mom even better at her job. #SorryNotSorry
Using your kids to get out of social obligations
“I’m so sorry, but the baby is sick, so we won’t make it.” You’ve used it before. We all have. There’s no shame in the game as long as you’re not using it every week.
Letting your kids eat something in the trolley that you haven’t paid for yet
Because seriously, it keeps them happy and quiet. Yes, you do pay for it at the till, but the number of filthy looks you’ve seen for these acts are way too much to recall.
Telling your husband that the kids were difficult and crying all day just so that you don’t have to cook.
This one is always a winner. Plus, telling him that you were playing dress-up, playing at the park, or binging on Paw Patrol all day is not acceptable.
Having a wine allowance in your weekly shopping budget.
When you’re a mom, wine is an absolute must. It’s always important to take care of your own needs and squeeze in a little TLC whenever possible, and wine covers all your corners. Wine never talks back or complains.