Wednesday, January 26, 2011

never say never

Before I became a mom, I swore I would never do certain things. Well, now that I'm eating my words, I'd thought I would share a few of them with you all.

I swore I would never be that crazy, paranoid mom. Guess what, it comes with the territory. If my child sleeps in half an hour past his normal wake up time, I'm in there checking on him every 5 minutes, sure that he has stopped breathing.

I swore I would never be that mom whose whole life revolves around their baby's sleep schedule. Yep, gave in there too. I realized very early on that I paid for it dearly if it didn't. Being on a schedule made for a much happier baby and consequently, a much happier mama.

I swore I would never let my child have any treats or processed food. I've taken pride in the fact that it took my boy 15 months to even try mac & cheese, however, I have given in and let him have "unhealthy" food a lot more than I ever thought.

I swore I would never talk about my child's bowel movements in public like I was discussing the weather. Somehow, it doesn't seem so disgusting when it comes from a baby. But, in all reality, it is.

I swore I would never let my child crawl around on my dirty kitchen floors. Ha. Who has time to sweep and mop their floors everyday?? Not me.

I swore I would never let my child watch a TV show or DVD over and over. Sure enough, there are times when pushing "play" again buys you just enough time to allow you to finally finish getting ready.

I swore I would never let my child be the kind of kid who cries in the middle of the toy aisle because he wants a certain toy. Hmmm, already been there. What do you do?

So there you have it. This blog wouldn't be very entertaining if we weren't real right? Don't judge too harshly.


  1. I swore I would never take my child to the mall play place.

    Broke that rule last week when it rained for straight days in a row!!!!

  2. I'm glad you posted this...though I am still not "officially" a mommy, I always kept mental notes of all of the things I would do or never do once I became a parent.
    Most of those ideas seem totally crazy to me now that it is a reality!
    Your children will still turn out to be happy and fully functioning little people even though you let them eat mac & cheese every once in awhile.

  3. I swore I'd never be the mom that pinched cheeks (either kind). Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Every stinkin' day!

  4. How true it is! I knew I'd be paranoid, and I knew I'd be planning around sleep because it's so true, you pay dearly if not! Loved this!! Brought a smile to my face about the things I swore I wouldn't do ;)


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