There are many, many, many mornings where I leave Makayla in her crib for at least 30 minutes after she woke up. I just cannot get up at 7:30am! Especially after going to bed so late the night before. Not gonna happen.
There have been countless times where I let her run around and play while I am on the computer for hours at a time. Yes, hours. Why don't I wait until she naps? I don't know. It's awful.
I don't make her eat fruits and vegetables every day. There was a time where I gave her peanut butter and jelly every day for lunch for probably a month straight.
I don't always follow through if she's doing something I know she shouldn't be. If it gives me a few moments peace, I'm okay with that as long as she's not in danger.
I yell at her when she's crying sometimes.
I am not always a good mother.
BUT, there are some things that other mothers do that I will NEVER do. I honestly mean never. (Also, if you are a mother that does any of these with her child, I'm sorry. I am not judging you, but you will never see this crap in my house.)
I will never let my child drink pop before the age of 2. Most likely probably before the age of 3, but I'll go with 2 just to be nice. Now beer on the other hand? She had that at 6 months. What can I say, she likes it!
I will never, ever, ever let my child have a pacifier after the age of 1. Makayla never really took a pacifier so it wasn't a really big deal in our house anyway, but man, those kids that have them until 3! What are you thinking??
I will never let my child have a bottle after 14 months. We didn't have to deal with this either because M was breastfed until she was 13 months and took sippy cups at 8 months, but wow. I just won't do it.
I will not breastfeed my child longer than 14 months, either. I say 14 months because I don't know what our next (non-existent) child is going to be like and I like to have a buffer. But those moms that breastfeed their kids until they're 2?? Crazy.
I don't understand how people don't have set bedtimes for their kids, either. You HAVE to have consistency in your child's life. Plus bedtime is my sanity time.
What do other moms do that drive you crazy?