motherhood, Parenting, Stay-at-home-mom

Reasons Why I’m A Bad Mom – Apparently:

Based on my 5 year old’s reactions to certain instructions I give her daily, I can only assume I am a ‘bad mom’.

Yesterday MY behaviour caused HER to have a breakdown and advise me of all the ways in which I am a bad mom.

Here is her list of grievances which she sobbed at me last night:

  1. I make her come to the table to eat her food (instead of letting her starve because she’s so engrossed in the TV she didn’t hear me politely call her to the table 10 times, she only reacted when I lost my sh*t, screamed at her and switched the TV off)!
  2. I always make her wear shoes before leaving the house (instead of letting her roam the streets barefoot and suffer burns under her feet cos this is an African summer, also, mommy has standards believe it or not).
  3. I always have to brush her hair (I’ve suggested we shave it off which she wasn’t very please about; there is no inbetween)
  4. I always make her bath (instead of sleeping in her own dirt).
  5. I always make her get dressed (naked is not an option unfortunately – deal with it).
  6. I always make her brush her teeth (I’m such a b*tch!).
  7. I always make her take her plate to the kitchen after eating (I do everything else surely I should just do that too? – NOT!)
  8. I always make her go to bed (cos mommy needs to sit down and recharge before resuming her slave duties tomorrow and if she (child) is overtired we’ll all want to run away!)

Those are literally the grievances she sobbed at me last night.

Guess what, I’m a bad mom. I’m her bad mom, and there is absolutely nothing she can do about it!

How do I survive the guilt? I self medicate with wine! 😜🍷

Let me know who else is a bad mom and why?

Time I got a job and went back to work I think. Somewhere I’m actually appreciated!


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13 thoughts on “Reasons Why I’m A Bad Mom – Apparently:”

  1. Ha ha, I’m a terrible mother for all of the above, plus I had the audacity to tell my son there would be no tv or computer games till he tidied his room on Saturday, after I’d been asking for three weeks! Such hard lives our children lead.


  2. My (almost) 17 month old son is just starting to realise I’m a bad mum.
    – I won’t let him live off jaffa cakes
    – I won’t let him drink my coffee/energy drink
    – I won’t let him repeatedly bash our standing lamp against the wall
    – I won’t let him play with the oven when it’s on
    – I have the nerve to change his nappy

    Etc etc etc…

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  3. So so true… totally resonated with me this one! I constantly get tantrums for doing things like not letting my son continuously switch switches on and off… or not letting him climb on top of the dining room table and dance around knocking vases… or not letting him play with the litter in the cats litter tray! The best ones, when I feel really like I’m doing a great job, are when we take hm on a lovely ay our and he doesn’t feel like walking along the beautiful seaside and just wants to stay in the car… Im such a silly mummy for getting my child into the fresh air aren’t I!?!? We are such bad parents!! Haha! ❤

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  4. I make mine buy her own beer. SMH.

    When she was younger I made her shower on days that were NOT her birthday.
    I also stopped her having cake for breakfast on days that were NOT her birthday.

    I am a terrible dad. >.>

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  5. I am a bad mom because I won’t let my boys beat the sh*t out of each other, I make them go to school, wear jackets when it’s -4 (today) outside, make them eat the dinner they asked for but still insist on throwing a fit about. And everything on your list! Haha, I also have to self medicate with beer and wine some days. Hang in there! Bad moms make better people (when they grow up!)

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