Mom Confessions: My Dog Licks My Son Clean

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It's time for a Mom Confession -- because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.

This Week's Confession:

I let my dog "clean" my three-year-old. Sometimes when my son has food on himself after eating -- spaghetti sauce on his hands, raspberries on his face, something stuck to his foot -- I let my dog lick it clean instead of using a wash cloth. I don't do it all the time and a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's. Plus, it makes my son laugh.  -- anonymous

We all have secrets -- so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgmental!

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jeann... jeannesager

My daughter now calls the dog in when she spills something - so she'll lick it straight off the floor.

Cafe Amy Cafe Amy

Haha ... I don't have a dog - but if I did - I would let her lick spaghetti sauce off my kids! However, I would use a washcloth on them sometime soon after!

ethan... ethans_momma06

Ummm the 'dogs mouth is cleaner then mine is' would only work if you were cleaning your kid by licking them down. A dogs mouth is NOT cleaner then fresh water and soap.

I don't have a problem with letting the dog lick the kid (whether it's to clean up a little extra lunch/dinner or just to give 'kisses') but... that isn't getting the kid clean, use a washcloth after, don't make it an either or moment.

momof... momoflilangel

I think that is being ridiculously lazy. I think it's alright for a dog to lick a kid but not to "clean" them off.

nagyo... nagyordog

Ehh saves on water, very eco-friendly.

mamaw... mamawiddison

i applaud this mom for having the courage to confess something to the world. KUDOS!!! that takes alot. I let the kids get licked by the dogs, but i wash them with a wet washcloth after. However, im not in judgement at all. I think it takes alot to openly confess something and take whatever criticism may come your way.

Cupca... Cupcakeluvr

Depends on the dog i guess lol

stron... strongerthanB4

That is the most disgusting, unsanitary, putrid thing I have ever heard of!!! Dogs eat their own crap, vomit, lick their balls anything thing else. people are freakin sick as hell. YUK!!! damn disgusting. however does this is stupid!!!

jessle jessle

sorry for all the mean comments... i didnt write them. i thought it was very funny, i had tears running down my face,sorry all!!!

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