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Lazy Mom Confessions

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As moms, we have too much to do and not enough time to do it. Here, we confess our sins.

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Radical Mommy: As a mother, have you ever done something in the privacy of your own home that you'd be horrified if other people knew about? Are you afraid they might think you're dirty, careless, lazy, or worst of all ... a bad mother?

Well, even the best moms in the world have dirty little secrets and lazy moments that we hide from the rest of the world for fear of being judged. And because I am sick of feeling guilty all the time, I decided to find out what they were. If anything, I thought it would make me feel better about not washing my son's hair for weeks on end because I can't deal with the "battle" that ensues each and every time he sees a bottle of shampoo.

In order to protect the identities of the moms involved (and to ensure that social services aren't called -- just kidding), I'm not using any names. When you read what these lazy moms have to say, you'll see why.

Lazy Mom Confession #1: "Sometimes, if my baby poops after dinner, I leave him in his diaper because I know in a matter of 10 to 20 minutes, I will be giving him a bath ... I sometimes leave my baby's sheets on his crib for a week or two longer than I should. It's a pain in the ass to change. I'm also sometimes too lazy to cut and peel grapes for him so I bite them in my mouth and hand them to him instead."

Lazy Mom Confession #2: "I'm not really sure where to start. Sometimes if my child pees in the bed and only a little bit gets on the sheets, I won't change them -- gross! Also, I call my dogs over rather than actually pick up fallen food myself. And last, but not least, I NEVER take my kid to the park -- because I can't stand it. So mean."

Lazy Mom Confession #3: "When cleaning up around the house, I sometimes pick up little objects and stray pieces of paper ...and rather than asking if they belong to anyone, I just toss them in the trash. I usually regret doing this, because invariably, they end up being someone's coveted now-missing item and the blame is mine. I am also frequently too lazy to separate recyclables from basic garbage and end up lumping it all together in basic trash. And lastly, rather than saving dinner leftovers that I know I could recreate into a morning omelet or side dish, I just toss them down the garbage disposal."

Lazy Mom Confession #4: "I don't give kids baths every night ... we do every other.
The house is usually a mess unless we're having guests over , because we just don't have time for deep cleaning. The area behind my TV looks like a dust bowl. Can't even begin to deal with that. HORRIBLE!"

Lazy Mom Confession #5: "Sometimes when I don't have enough time to give my 2-year-old a bath, I give her a quick sponge bath with baby wipes."

Are you guilty of being a lazy mom? If so we want to hear from you -- we promise we won't tell.

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51 comments so far | Post a comment now
Alexis August 26, 2009, 4:30 PM

The baby wipe down instead of a bath is disgusting. Come on Moms, does it really take any more than 5 minutes to soap your kid down in the bath? The not changing the pissy sheets confession is nasty too. How would you like to sleep in urine all night? Take 10 seconds and flip the mattress over! I’m am in NO way a perfect mom. But my child is never dirty and if anything is touched by a body fluid it has to be washed ASAP!

Anonymous December 7, 2009, 7:51 PM

I am very much a lazy mom :( I do almost all of these things, I put noggin on and I sleep forever, I never remember playing as a child so I don’t play with the girls 2 and 4 now. I give them a bath every other night but I make sure they eat good lunch and dinner. they ALWAYS eat cereal every morning. Makes me sad though knowing all my other friends play with their kids and stuff. I don’t know what to do

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NOT A LYING MOM June 3, 2010, 8:42 AM

Uh, Hello? Those are confessions? I have done every single one of those things pretty much every day. Bathe my kids every other day? Check. Don’t dust behind my TV? Check. Don’t change sheets for a few days just beause a teeny bit of pee got on them? Check. Don’t change baby’s sheets for 2 or 3 weeks? Check. I could go on, but you get my point. These are not confessions!! These are the realities of motherhood if you have more than one kid. Let’s get some real confessions, people.

Jill November 11, 2010, 12:54 PM

I regularly only empty half the dishwasher and load the dirty dishes with the clean ones and run it again. I think I have things in there for weeks at a time. I should do a better job cycling it. Kids bathe every other night unless really dirty.

sarah  January 10, 2011, 9:30 PM

My confession? I am LAZY. My husband lets me sleep in and he gets up with the kids (15 months and 3) he makes their breakfast and gets them dressed. Then I roll out of bed and pretty much parent from the couch. they will sit with me and read, they will color while on my lap. we will cuddle and laugh but ALL from the comfort of the couch. I am going through depression now, and cant for the life of me get off the couch and go out. It is FREEZING outside, and it is too much work to get their boots, hats, jackets snow pants on. If we dont have to go shopping were playing on the couch. Horrible I know.

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a perfectly normal teen April 13, 2011, 4:45 PM

I remember from when I was a toddler that my dad and sisters (in high school) would leave very early in the morning, around 6:30. My mom got up to see them off, then went back to bed for another 2-3 hours. I got my own cereal and watched Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers until she woke up. Big freaking whoop.

ashamed April 27, 2011, 2:54 PM

i started out motherhood with an A+ but after adding a second child to the mix, i sometimes wonder if i have given up. i am a married sahm. my daughter is 3 1/2 and my son is 16 mo. My husband goes to work at 8 and works hard. while my day consists of the following: oprn breakfast bar wrappers, or pour a bowl of cereal. turn on cartoons. crawl back in bed until i’m awakened by arguing or crying at my bedside. i then yell for my daughter to stop fighting and be nice, she agrees, i console my sn and i go back to sleep. around lunchtime i pull a semi-healthy lunch together and get online to waste away hours on random bs. i sometimes turn off the tv and the kids wander around the house making messes and end up playing together in their room. by the time my husband comes home from work i might have gotten a shower might not… i can’t stand going more than 2 days. i try to follow the same rule for bathing the kids. (when my daughter was the only one i wouldn’t skip Any days) i am embarrased and disgusted by myself

ashamed April 27, 2011, 3:00 PM

continued… i have so many good ideas and activities/ schedules and educational things i want to do with my babies and i hate having a messy house but i just can’t find the “umph” to make it a reality everyday. i exhaust myself with negativity and my kids suffer because of it. i don’t know what to do i don’t even have “girlfriend” relationships, i have tried but i end up giving up on that effort too. i don’t want to be lazy any more i know i have the potential to be a great mom but i can’t find the confidence!

Anonymous April 27, 2011, 3:08 PM


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