Mom Confessions: I Am Not a Fun Mom


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 am not a fun mom.

The other night, while on a playdate at the park, I watched my sister-in-law play tag with my niece, nephew, and my daughter. She was running all over the place and screaming and laughing. My daughter was having a blast. I just stood there frozen and watching. I felt so awkward. I would never feel natural playing with kids like that. I don't even think I played like that when I was a kid. I'm pretty sure I'm the most un-fun mom on the planet.  -- anonymous


Do you ever feel like you're not a "fun enough" mom?

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

Past Confessions:

I Don't Set Up Play Dates for My Kids

I Wish I Had a Fulfilling Career Outside the Home

I Use My Kid's Flushable Toilet Wipes

I'm Going to Disney Without My Children

I Bribe My Children

I Hate Reading Children's Books

I Sleep Naked With My Toddler

I Hate My Neighbor's Kid

I Don't Like to Play

I Sleep While My Kid Is Up

My Kid Watches TV Up Close

I Let My Toddler Play Outside Alone

I Turn My Kids Over to A Mom I Just Met

My Toddler Wears Crude T-Shirts

I Let My Toddlers Climb Play Equipment Unassisted

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

I Find Excuses to Send My Kids to Bed Early

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Melis... Melissa4o5

Some days I certainly feel funner than others. I think "fun" is different for everyone.

fairy... fairysurreale

I voted other.  It depends on my mood and how my knees are feeling that day.

weeze... weezer_cookie

I am a TOTALLY fun mom! I think the first option fits me perfectly - It's like a second childhood!  I use my toddler as an excuse to act like a total dork all the time!  She loves it and I love being zany and child-like.

LaBel... LaBellaDonna

I prefer quiet activities, sometimes I'm in the mood for doing something active, but not often. I grew up with a brother a year and half apart so there was a child to play with almost my whole life. My dad would run around and play with us like that but not my mom. I feel weird acting like a kid too, so maybe thats why.  I am however willing to color or sing songs or read books. She "helps" me a lot and I try to let her do things she thinks are fun, thats how we spend time. So I wouldn't say I'm a boring mom. But if fun means we run around and play tag then I guess I'm not a fun mom. I also try to find other kids for her to play "actively" with or I make her dad do it  LOL

thegr8se thegr8se

I find it easier to play with my baby boys than with their 8-year-old half-sister. All I have to do is tickle the boys or pick them up and they're satisfied...but the girl actually wants me to "play" with her, and I don't know how to "play." I probably won't be able to "play" with the boys when they get older, either.

bEiNa... bEiNaMoMMyRocKs

im a little of both..depends on the day and what he wants to do..if its running around for hours on end i sit back and watch..he's 2 1/2 so he's quite the active little guy..but i do things such as take him to the hide and seek..draw and to music..take him for a spin on the four with cars and toy animals on the floor..and wrestle around..he gets a great balance of time with me and having to entertain himself..that way when im busy with school or house work he can keep himself busy and out of my hair so i can get things done.."O)

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