Kendra Wilkinson Is Putting Partying Before Parenthood & That's OK

kendraKendra Wilkinson is known for telling it like it is. Now that she's a mom to adorable Hank IV, the former Playboy Playmate doesn't hold her tongue about parenthood either. Her latest confession, however, may surprise a lot of other mothers.

Kendra is having too much fun going out to mess things up with baby #2, and the reality TV star values her social life. She says that if she has another one, her nights of club hopping will definitely come to an end and she isn't ready to make that sacrifice just yet. While some may call her reasons selfish, I totally get it.

Motherhood is the toughest job there is as far as I am concerned. It's exhausting, often thankless, and never-ending. That said, I wouldn't trade it for the world. It's as rewarding as it is draining. I am sure Kendra would agree with that. But I understand the reluctance to start all over again with a newborn. I have no idea what it's like to take care of two, but it sure looks hard. It's especially hard to imagine once your child is on his way to the big kid stage. At that point, they are more self-sufficient and easier to communicate with. It's amazing how effortless parenting becomes in certain ways. When we are rushing in the morning, it helps so much he can go potty by himself, brush his teeth, put on his socks and pants.

I have to say, those moms who had their kids close together are smart. I used to think it was crazy to have two in diapers -- but they got through those exhausting early stages in one big chunk. There was no fear of starting from scratch because they never had that big break. But as nervous as I am about it, I wouldn't mind taking the baby plunge again. Ultimately, it's just too great of an experience not to do again if you can.

Are you reluctant to have baby #2? Why?

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nonmember avatar Trish

Um, she already IS a mother. Her partying days should already be behind her.

bills... billsfan1104

I get that's why she says that if she wasn't already a mother

Rosas... RosasMummy

I get what she means, my daughter gets babysat by grandparents probably 2-3 nights a month so that me n my so can go out, if we had two I would not feel comfortable asking someone to have them both for a full night

SIMom... SIMomSays

I totally understand what she is saying too. Two is a whole new ball game, especially when it comes to getting babysitters and such. There is no reason why you can't be a mom (and a good one at that) and still maintain a social life. A few nights out a month is not a big deal, she isn't saying she wants to hold out on having a second kid because she wants to booze it up every night. Its healthy to live a balanced life, we are social creaters and there needs to be some adult interation beyond Gymboree. I think its better to admit when your not ready, or that you are satisfied with your life, then it is to have another kid you just cant handle. 

Candy... CandyLife

Love Kendra. There is nothing wrong in having just one kid. Besides from unplanned pregnancies, many people end up having more than one child just because they feel the need for the kid to have a sibling. The kid doesn't really care. It's better to have one child and be happy than tons of kids and be miserable. 

there... theresaphilly

I had all mines close together, people talking about two, I have five and I like it like that. Friends have 15, 9 and newborn. Not Happening here!!!!!!!!!

tuffy... tuffymama

Maybe I'm just not self-centered, but partying doesn't even enter my realm since I had kids. There comes a time where you grow up and have kids, or you don't and you don't.

nonmember avatar HS

I'm going to send this comments section to STFU Parents lol! I'm a single mom who works full time. My son goes to his father 3 weekends out of the month so there are times I call up my single friends and we go out to clubs or bars. Do any of you sanctimommies ever have a night out with ur other mom friends. Where u just sit around and have a bottle of wine and grown up convo? I just did that last weekend. Is that wrong too? What's the difference? Or do y'all have sucky husbands who refuse to be left alone with ur kids and u chalk it up to "I'm over that life" as an excuse when really all u want is ONE evening to disconnect for a few hours. My married mom friends all enjoy having a night out on occasion and joke about living vicariously through me when I rehash my dating drama and crazy club nights lol! But I'm sure the sanctimommies don't think I'm a "real" mom and just shake their hands and tsk as they read thru stir articles during nap time while they wait for their husbands to come home from hanging out with their buddies >_

climb... climbz4coffee

Ohhhh I have 7 month old twins so I didn't get a choice! Lol. I'm 26 and hubby and I have been married 5 years. He is military so we are nowhere near family who could watch over them. Therefore we have no nights out! We're just grateful that they sleep through the night for the most part and are finally starting to act like happy babies after 6 months of being incredibly fussy! 

Coles... Coles_mom

HS - you sound like a jerk. I don't consider myself a sanctimommy by any standards, but no- I don't choose my friends over my children. Sounds like you don't have a choice. I guess if a judge took my kid(s) away at least three weekend a month, I'd be drowning my sorrows too...since you're not really being a mom.

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