Mom Confessions: I Find Excuses to Send My Kids to Bed Early

Cynthia Dermody

mom confessionsIt'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 once made an excuse why my kids were in trouble so they would have to go to bed early that night and I could get a break! -- anonymous

I've told my toddler it was bedtime when it was really an hour earlier so I could put him to sleep and watch my favorite TV show. -- anonymous



Is it wrong for Mom to make up excuses or fib about bedtime if the truth won't work?

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Do you tell little white lies to your toddler for the sake of getting a much needed break or restoring your sanity? Is fibbing about bedtime really that bad?

We all have secrets and opinions -- so thanks to these brave moms for sharing their honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgemental!

Past Confessions:

My Kids Go to Sleep After Midnight

I Let My Toddlers Go Naked in Public

I Throw Away My Kid's Artwork

I Paid $22 for My Son's Haircut

My Toddlers Eat Pizza for Breakfast

I'm Dying My Toddler's Hair

I Leave My Toddler Alone in the Bath

Our Children Aren't Invited to Our Wedding

I Scold Other People's Kids

I'm on Vacation, But My Kid Is Still Going to Day Care

I Favor My Older Child

I Let My Toddler Eat Food Before Paying for It

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