My 5 Mummy Confessions

My 5 Mummy Confessions

I watched Aby at You Baby Me Mummy’s vlog on this topic a while ago and it really made me laugh so I thought I’d have a go at writing my 5 Mummy confessions too!

Ok, here goes:

1.  Sometimes motherhood is boring

It can just be so mundane to do the same thing day in day out. Of course my two children are not boring themselves but the daily menial tasks of parenthood can be.

For example, I never thought it possible to have to do a load of washing every day for possibly the rest of my life.

I confess, I find some aspects of parenting very very very boring.

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2.  Sometimes I don’t share

Yes, sometimes I eat my food in another room to the kids so that I don’t have to share it with them. Yes, I’m talking about chocolate.

That’s not to say I don’t feed my kids. Trust me, they are both very well fed and occasionally have chocolate themselves. But they are NOT welcome to my chocolate. Not all the time anyway.

3.  Sometimes I do share

Um, by eating their chocolate. I promise this is when they’ve had too much though or the treat isn’t appropriate for them!

Yes, sometimes I eat chocolate or treats that people have bought for my daughter.

I hope our friends aren’t reading this.

4.  Sometimes I tell white lies at dinner time

For example, when my daughter won’t eat the dinner I have lovingly prepared for her, I pretend to call her best friend’s mum and then I tell my daughter that her little friend is eating the same thing and loves it. For some reason that does the trick and she’s soon munching away!

At some point, she’s going to be old enough to ask her friend the next day what she had for dinner but this is working for me now!

5.  Sometimes I tell white lies before bedtime

Sometimes, if she’s clearly over tired but won’t go to bed because she wants to watch telly, as soon as Ben & Holly is finished at 6.45pm I quickly grab the remote and turn the telly off, saying that was the last program on until tomorrow.

Who watches Sean the stupid Sheep anyway?!

Another example: if she refuses to clean her teeth, I tell her they’ll turn yellow.  But this is kind of true? Right?

I mean, I don’t think the above makes me a bad Mum? Just a slightly crafty one perhaps!

Have you got any parenting confessions to make?

Or, um, any tips?!

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  1. 22nd March 2016 / 7:39 pm

    Ha! This made me laugh! I too will partake in the occasional secret binge eating in a different room..usually putting my head in the cupboard “looking for something” while stuffing my face with as much chocolate that will fit. We’re saving the children from having sugar rushes and the inevitable breakdown, right? Twist my arm because someone has to do it!

    • 22nd March 2016 / 7:42 pm

      I eat in the cupboard door too hee hee, I’m so glad I’m not alone!

  2. 22nd March 2016 / 10:23 pm

    I tell my son that the chocolate in the fridge is mine and no he can’t have any. I usually buy him his own chocolate bar too, but if I’ve been given something then I don’t think being a parent means I automatically have to share it with my child.

    • 22nd March 2016 / 10:43 pm

      Oh good, I’m so glad it isn’t just me :)

  3. 22nd March 2016 / 11:27 pm

    Haha this did make me laugh! I totally relate to all of them as well! Especially the sharing thing, it’s bad for them to have too much junk food right? ;)

  4. 23rd March 2016 / 12:58 am

    Haha this made laugh. I have been known to hide in the toilet stuffing chocolate in my face whilst shouting between mouthfuls “Mummy will out in a minute, nothing to see in here”. I also convinced my oldest daughter when she was 4 that I had been a hairstylist to the stars so that she would let me cut her hair. She ended up with a fringe like a ski-slope. I am a bad Mummy! x

    • 23rd March 2016 / 11:17 am

      Hee hee that’s so funny about the hair – I would have loved to see the pic of that! x

  5. 23rd March 2016 / 9:27 pm

    My mummy confession would be that I don’t like many of my children’s friends… I mean most of them are just plain nasty, especially the girls. They upset my daughter, and I just don’t like them, I can’t see this ever changing. Does this make me a horrible person?

    • 24th March 2016 / 10:38 am

      Oh no that must be so hard for her :( No it doesn’t make you horrible at all, you just want her to be happy.

  6. 24th March 2016 / 12:52 am

    that dinner white lie is genius! I’m so doing that next time. if it makes you feel better I seldom share my chocolate and hide it in my dressing gown pocket

    • 24th March 2016 / 10:34 am

      Hee hee I use it nearly every night! x

  7. 24th March 2016 / 6:38 pm

    I can assure you none of these are solely mummy confessions! With minor variations I have done them all myself! #brilliantblogposts

    • 24th March 2016 / 7:05 pm

      Ha ha brilliant – yes, Dads have confessions too :)

    • 25th March 2016 / 11:29 am

      Oh that’s awesome, I’m going to check that out! x

  8. 25th March 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Hahaha. I like to say that things are over for the day. I’m pretty sure the kids don’t realize TV still goes on if it’s not switched on. And snacks are all gone until we go to the shop another day, regardless of whether or not they really are!

    • 25th March 2016 / 3:54 pm

      Ha ha! I wonder what age they’re realise the truth! x

  9. 25th March 2016 / 11:26 pm

    I love these Mim! You’ll have to link these up on Monday for my #imustconfess linkup – I love having new confessors join in!

    • 26th March 2016 / 6:42 pm

      Oh I will thanks lovely! x x

  10. 26th March 2016 / 3:31 am

    I hide eating chocolate from most people including my mum and partner. My little one is still too young to know what is going on!! #thelist

    • 26th March 2016 / 10:00 am

      Ha ha me too – secret chocolate eaters :) x

  11. 26th March 2016 / 6:19 am

    Ha ha brilliant definitely agree. My children are 5 & 9 now so can’t get away with the white lies so much now ???? #thelist Lifeinthemumslane

    • 26th March 2016 / 10:00 am

      Oh no, I don’t have long to get away with it then :) x

  12. 26th March 2016 / 7:36 am

    Haha this made me laugh! This is me, all of them and more! I am a terrible liar, mainly when I have eaten all of their chocolate (currently totalling three easter eggs….). Thanks for sharing! #brilliantblogposts

    • 26th March 2016 / 9:58 am

      Hee hee MAY have dipped in to the Easter Eggs too :) x

  13. 26th March 2016 / 8:45 am

    I tell not just white lies but big fat lies all the time!! #thelist

    • 26th March 2016 / 9:55 am

      Ha ha excellent, I’m glad you do too! x

  14. 26th March 2016 / 10:28 am

    Haha love this, we all need manipulation and our own chocolate stash right?! I told the boys they are both going to boarding school like their Papou (Grandad) did if they don’t start getting along! Mean but at my limit with the fighting! x

    • 26th March 2016 / 6:37 pm

      Oh yeees! Oh my parents used to threaten boarding school too and I can tell you, it works! x

    • 27th March 2016 / 10:27 am

      The things we say! x

  15. 27th March 2016 / 8:04 am

    Ha ha! I tell Baby her teeth will fall out! (Well it’s not a lie!) I also tell her certain programmes have finished when I can’t bear to watch them again or that the playground it shut! We are so horrible! :) xxxxx

    • 27th March 2016 / 10:25 am

      Ha ha oh I’ve said things are shut too and I know she can tell I’m lying argh! x x

  16. 28th March 2016 / 5:57 am

    I agree – motherhood can definitely be boring at times. I sometimes feel bad for being bored, like I should be enjoying every minute with my daughter, but watching her walk around and around the coffee table gets old pretty quickly (she’s learning to walk, so this is her new favourite thing to do).

    • 28th March 2016 / 6:47 pm

      I know I feel that guilt too – but some of it IS a bit boring! x

  17. 29th March 2016 / 7:22 pm

    Love this! I am definitely guilty of some of these – especially the not sharing my chocolate! Parenting is boring at times and beautiful at others. My mummy confession is that I have been known to tell the children that the ice cream van plays music when it has run out of ice-cream!

    • 30th March 2016 / 3:25 pm

      I LOVE that ice cream van lie – I only heard of it recently and it’s BRILLIANT!

  18. 31st March 2016 / 5:08 am

    Ah love the dinner time white lie! Quite often my parenting veers between over excited coaching to bribery to white lies.

    • 1st April 2016 / 2:44 pm

      Ha ha I’m glad I’m not alone – I always try to have a bribe up my sleeve too! x

    • 14th April 2016 / 11:31 am

      Oh thank you and I LOVED your post – it had me laughing out loud! x

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