Show and Tell Tuesday: Momfessional Moments

Being a mom is hard.  And tiring.  And though I love it more than life itself, there are moments in motherhood that I'm not particularly proud of.  But clearly, I'm not alone.  That's what today's post is all about.  Mommy confessions.  Here are some of my biggest mom-fessions.

At most, bath time only happens two times per week in our house.  And that's at most.  Even though our kids love bathtime (yes, Holden is back to loving it), Craig and I both despise it, and more often than not, we give them quick and easy showers instead.  (Still, showers only happens twice per week.)

I send the boys to daycare during my days off.  It took me over a year to not feel guilty about doing this, but now I realize that those days keep me sane.  And they are glorious.  Sadly, our daycare is going to a teacher's schedule next year, so I won't have that option, but that doesn't mean I can't take advantage for the last time on Thursday and Friday this week...and you better believe that I am!!

Bedtime for the Boys
I look forward to it every day.  By 7pm, I'm exhausted and beyond ready to think about no one but myself.  After the boys are down, Craig and I usually just sit--in silence--and each catch up on our social media for at least 30 minutes.

Speaking of bedtime, I sometimes hide books so I don't have to read them.  Not all books, but the ones with all those flaps or the "Look and Find" books that take fooooooorever to get through.  I also encourage Brantley to choose the shortest, easiest books.  #sorrynotsorry

I can't handle the thought of a major injury.  Especially on my children.  One time, Craig tricked me in the kitchen with ketchup and said he cut himself while slicing an onion.  I screamed, and instead of rushing to his assistance, I ran the opposite direction.  I have no idea what I will do when something major happens to one of the boys and Daddy isn't home.

Toddler T.V./Tunes
I don't have the slightest idea where the Disney Channel is.  Same with Nickelodeon.  Ditto with the Cartoon Network.  We just don't turn on "toddler t.v." in our house.  I'm selfish and would rather watch Good Morning America.  And Live with Kelly and Michael.  And Ellen.  And the nightly news.  The same is true for toddler tunes.  I listen to the same ole radio stations with and without my kids.  That would explain why one of Brantley's favorite songs is Drunk on a Plane.  (Disclaimer: We don't "watch" that much t.v. but it is often on for background noise.)

Time Management
Instead of using naptime to do everyday chores, I selfishly use it to do the things I want to do - nap, blog, scroll through my phone.  I can empty the dishwasher while the kids are awake.  I'm not going to waste that precious naptime doing that!

I know Capri Suns are staples in many of America's refrigerators, but not mine!  I think they are an unnecessary waste of money and I have no plans to buy them for my kids.  Besides, don't kids always squeeze them and make a huge mess anyway? 

I accidentally let Brantley roll off the couch when he was about six months old.  Craig wasn't home and I felt so horrible that I never told him.  To this day, he still doesn't know.  Until now... :)

The Police
Brantley doesn't like his carseat harness to be too tight.  So I tell him it has to be that way or he will get in trouble - by the police.  The same is true for being naked.  If Brantley had his choice, he'd go sans underwear and sans pants all.the.time.  I tell him the police requires that he wear clothes. ;)

This one is all Craig.  But being the good wife that I am, I quickly jumped on board and went with it!  Every time a kid whines, a birdie dies.  Yep, we really do tell our child that.

Linking up with Andrea at Momfessionals



  1. I know you LOVE your daycare lady...but maybe you can change and our kiddos can go together!! (?) wishful thinking I know - but that would be fun and a LOT closer ;) plus you need those mama days!!

  2. Hi Sarah! I ran across your blog through Andrea's momfessionals link up today. The wedding photo of you and your hubby and your babies are adorable, so being the snoop that I am, I clicked on your "the sides clan" link to read more. Then I read that you live in KC - so do I! Guess that was the reason I was meant to click to read more about you!! Anyway, just wanted to stop by and say hi from one KC resident to another. I'm not really a creep, I promise. :) ~Rachel

  3. lol at the every time you whine a bird dies. Sounds legit!

  4. Ok...Ok....the whole birdie dying thing was meant as a joke! Father of the year over here....

  5. HAHAHA!! Every time there's whining a bird dies. I'm rolling! That is hilarious.
    So totally with you on hiding books and picking the short ones. Oh my gosh, by bedtime I just want to put the man to bed and call it a day. Buuuuuut, there's still the books. Oof.
    There are particular parks I hate going to, but of course Marcus loves them. Often, to avoid going to those particular places I tell him they're broken or closed. I'll use that line until he figures it out. :)
    Great post!

  6. I love mommy confessions! I'm cracking up at these! I count down to bedtime too and also hide the really awful or long books. I think that's totally fine!