Last weekend I posted this on the facebook page: Tonight is a screw-the-teeth-brushing-get-y
And someone left this comment:
ooookay. What brought that on?
I wasn’t quite sure what to make of that…
That ooookay, with 4 o’s, kind of left me with a feeling of disapproval.
And the “what brought that on?” gave me the impression that, according to the commenter, it should have been something really major to warrant not brushing the teeth.
With 4 a’s.
I was just tired.
Really fucking tired.
Tiiiired. Wiped out. Done.
I know letting the kids skip the teeth brushing at night isn’t the healthiest practice.
But you know what?
Sometimes I just don’t give a shit.
And I know a lot of other people don’t either.
A lot of us have those nights.
AAAA loooot of us.
But we don’t say anything for fear of the disapproval. And judgement. And okay’s.
With 4 O’s.
But sometimes the only goal is just keeping the kids alive.
For me, anyway.
So, just to make you feel better, I thought I’d let you know some of the other things I do.
Or don’t do.
That I’m supposed to do.
Or not supposed to do.
If I’m a good mom.
A gooood mom…
1. I don’t give my kids a bath every night.
Sometimes not even every other night.
If they don’t smell and there is no visible dirt, then they pass the clean test.
Or at least the clean enough test.
2. I don’t brush my girls’ hair every night. Or morning.
There’s a reason why God invented ponytail holders.
3. Most of the kids almost never wear matching socks to school.
I’m happy if they’ve got two socks and underpants on.a
4. My kids have been known to eat stuff off the floor.
Until we have a dog again, I probably won’t stop them.
Actually, even if we do get a dog, I might not even stop them then.
5. I change the sheets way less often than I should.
Like only if there is pee, or poop, or puke on them.
And sometimes I cover up the pee with a towel, and wait until the morning.
6. My kids have eaten Cheez-Its for breakfast.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I gotta go make my kids a bowl of goldfish for breakfast.