I let my kids watch TV for hours on end on Sunday mornings, just so I can do things like actually take a shower without someone banging on the bathroom door. My husband usually goes to the gym. The TV thing is surely not doing much for our children’s brains, given that their favorite programs are Good Luck Charlie and iCarly. But I refuse to feel guilty about this.
I’m a working mom of two kids, one with special needs. I also blog, manage our household, blah, blah, blah. Some days, getting dressed is the only me-time I have (and some days, I have a kid watching me put on my bra). Using the TV as a babysitter on weekends is pure self-preservation. I’m a better mom because I get those precious few hours to myself.
Like many mothers, I have parenting things I feel guilty about, including school trips I can’t go on because I’m working or those times when I space out on stuff like buying the poster board my daughter needed for a class project and now it’s Sunday night and OMG I’m just going to have to tape together construction paper and pretend that is just as good.
But there are also plenty of so-called fails that I refuse to feel badly about, too. And I am so not alone here, as I discovered when I asked around.
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