10 Shocking Confessions About Motherhood

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When was the last time someone asked, "How are you?" I'm guessing it was pretty recently. Yesterday? Today? I'm also guessing that you responded with a "fine" or "good" or, at the most honest, an "OK." Am I right? What if you answered honestly ... what would you say? Would your response echo any of these Scary Mommy Confessions?

1. In the shopping centre today, I nearly dropped my 6-year-old at the lost children point and pretended he wasn't mine. I know how bad that sounds, but his attitude was THAT BAD. And I am THAT TIRED.

2. I wish parenting came with an instruction manual. That's why I sometimes would rather be at work because I already know what's expected of me.

3. I stopped really enjoying motherhood when my kids were around 3. Now, I’m just counting down to the day I become a grandmother.

4. I feel like I got sold a bill of goods with all the talk about how much fun parenting is. Um, compared to what, a root canal? Most days it isn't fun at all. It's a pain in the ass.

5. I bought a bottle of vodka last week at the store. This week I bought three. The clerk remembered me. I shrugged and said, "One for each kid."

6. Having a teenager in the house has been detrimental to my self-esteem. Sometimes, I want to treat her exactly the way she treats me, but that would be child abuse.

7. I fear that in contrast to over involved, hyper anxious helicopter moms, I am a submarine mom. Half the time I'm like, "Has anyone seen DS?"

8. I used to live for weekends. Now, as a stay-at-home mom, I live for them to be over. Get out of my house, people!!!

9. I came home to a beautifully clean house, dishes done, laundry folded and put away, dinner cooked, baby in PJs and bathed. My husband was there with a dozen roses and a bottle of wine ... then I woke up.

10. The real prep for motherhood was the dump I took on the delivery table with my first DD. Haven't gone to the bathroom without an audience since.

So ... how ARE you?


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Bloom... Bloomie79

I love my kids, my husband, and my privileged SAHM life... But I have SO been there. My mother assures me that the grand kids make it all worth while.

EmmaF... EmmaFromEire

Poor mama, everyone gets like this from time to time. I hope it passes soon for you, just remember it's only a life phase!!

nonmember avatar NoWay

I can relate to #10. When my kids were little, they would scream and cry if I closed the bathroom door ... and now that they are older, it's the cat that pushes the door open or meows very loudly at the door every time I try to use the bathroom. LOL

MomLi... MomLily67

It happens, you love them to death, but they are people under construction and sometimes it's hard on everyone. I had a daugher after  15 years, the bonus baby, older ones are boys (man already!), so it's a real adventure sometimes, and a real frustration other times. 

Anne Cardinal Manmiller

I must have been really lucky because up to the time my son was 11 or 12 I can only remember one day when I didn't know what to do and that was pretty early on (infant) when he just wouldn't stop crying no matter what i did. Finally drew a warm bath and got in with him and he finally quit crying. But I only had one child, I have no experience with having several little rug rats all needing me at the same time or fighting with each other - I'm sure thats a world of different!! God bless all you mommies out there.

nonmember avatar cassie

I'm #6 & 10. That is all.

rhian... rhiannonaisling

Oh my have I had days. When people ask that question I can often just stare or laugh until they edge away because I don't know how to answer the question truthfully without sounding crazy/psycho/out of control/etc. Do I tell them that I am ok and lie or do I tell them that today I am not okay because my younger ds (autistic) just beat the shit out of me, again? When they say enjoy your time off do I say what time off or smile and say thanks, I'll try? Or do I make some sarcastic remark that will help alleviate some of the stress of motherhood? I love all of my dear children, but I must have been  beyond insane to take on three children. I handle it and I love them but if I wasn't insane to begin with they have been slowly but surely driving me there since day one.

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