I am joining the horrible mom club, because clearly, I am a horrible mom.
Something that started out as a simple picture over at Life as Levi’s facebook page has gotten completely out of control. Instead of understanding that mom’s come in all different styles, our children are safe and loved, it has turned into something ugly. So, I am here to admit to my faults and that according to some, yes, I may be a horrible mom, but these kids?
They are safe. They are loved. They are my life and everything I do is for them.
So while you may not agree with my parenting techniques (or me yours), I am okay with agreeing to disagree and being civil adults.
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My daughter was only breastfed for one week. And while I tried pumping for a month, she was mostly formula fed.
My son was only breastfed for four months and then formula fed.
I started solids between 4-6 months.
Neither of my first two were cloth diapered. I used disposables.
My son is circumcised.
I cuddle my children every chance I get.
I kiss them morning, noon and night – even when I drop my first grader off at school.
I tell my kids I love them every chance I get.
I vaccinate both of my kids.
They watch television. Sometimes, they even watch television during dinner.
I do not like when my kids cry.
I work outside of the home.
My son used a paci until he was a year and a half.
I shower with both kids.
My kids know the proper names to their body parts.
Both of my kids have a stuffed animal and a blanket that they sleep with both at home and at other people’s homes.
Both of my kids went to bed with sippy cups filled with water until they were potty trained.
My kids would go to bed with formula in their bottle until they transitioned to sippies at one year.
My daughter got her ears pierced when she was three months old.
My bed is always open for them to sleep in.
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My parenting style may be different than yours.
I may be a horrible mom.
But I love my kids and they know it. I am their #1 fan and they know it.
My kids know that mommy loves them. Regardless of what you think.
Are you a horrible mom too? Join our linky with the rest of us horrible moms!