It may come as a shock to some, but mothers aren’t perfect! In the quest to become superhero moms, they sometimes forego some things that would make their life a little easier and run smoother.
From finding excuses to skip school or work to checking if the kids’ are breathing every night, mothers all over the globe try their best to keep their children happy. Until and unless you enter the motherhood club, you’ll find the following list of crazy things just plain weird. Let’s take a look at some of these weird things mothers do but don’t admit it.
1. Using Children as an Excuse
Being a mom is hard. It’s even more difficult if you have multiple children hanging on to you (literally) at every possible second; from every possible body part they can get their hands on. So, it’s quite understandable when you don’t feel up to going to work or participating in a social gathering you’ve been invited to. But the question is: what excuse should you come up with that won’t make you look bad?
Ding, ding, ding! The children! You do so much for them so it’s just fair that you can use them as an excuse to get out of an engagement. Just telling them that your little one is sick can get you out of work, from going to school or even that party. Watch out for that guilt-trip though!
2. You Check for Breathing
Yes, moms do that! From the moment of their birth till they go off to college, when kids are asleep, mothers keep checking if they are breathing or not from time to time. It’s unexplainable as to why we feel the need to do it, but we do it anyway. This is one of the main reasons we, moms, don’t get enough sleep and lose our mind in the end.
3. Telling White Lies
Moms become such good liars that sometimes the lie gets stretched to the extreme. “There’s no more chocolate left, you ate it all!”, “It may look like a vegetable, but it actually is a chicken.”, “This is not ice cream, it’s my medicine.” And the list goes on.
4. Allowing Kids More Screen Time to Extend “Me-Time”
While most mothers won’t admit, they do give extra screen time to their little ones so they can get a lengthier break. And it’s completely okay! Me-times are extremely necessary for mothers and you don’t need to feel guilty about it either. It gives you a chance to rejuvenate yourself and prepare you mentally and physically for the tasks and chores ahead. So let them watch another animated movie while you take a longer break, mama! You deserve it!
5. Forgetting Your Kid’s Friends’ Names
After birth, our brains are rewired to forget things and your kid’s friends’ names are one of them. Especially if you have met them less than 5 times. You know the names of their primary friends and that’s what matters.
6. Skipping Shower
Yes, most moms do skip the shower routine, for themselves and the kids too, every so often. With all that running and yelling, sometimes it feels too much to do. A simple face wash and a dress change is quite enough.
7. Your Bag’s a Grocery Store
Any mom you meet will always carry a big bag that’s possibly full of cookies, pastries, crisps, juice boxes, bread, and all kinds of fruit. You never know what the kids would want to eat for snacks so you carry a little bit of everything.
And if you have young ones, your diaper bag will have a lot more stuff than you can carry just for one trip to the grocery store. Medicines, water bottle, milk bottle, lots of wipes, extra clothes for both the mom and baby, shoes, nail clippers and the list goes on. A coat rack? Sure, that’s in there somewhere too.
8. Wet Wipes Are Your Best Friend
If moms could, they would literally kiss the hands of the inventor who created wet wipes. These are extremely helpful, time-saver, and excellent for a quick clean-up. Bodily fluids on your couch, dust on your car’s dashboard, messy mouth and hands, wet wipes got you all covered.
9. Making Your Own Bed-Time Story
When the kids are all bored out from reading the same books over and over again, this is when supermoms create their own version of a story where the moral is always to respect and listen to their mothers. Children tend to follow the characters from a story. If using this strategy to make them listen to your work, plus it makes your child sleep better, then a gold star for your mom!
10. Obsess Over Poop
Yes, I saved the best for the last! Before being a parent, baby poops grossed us out. But now, from their birth, moms obsess over their baby’s bowel system. Too frequent, not good. Not too frequent, also not good! Plus, they get weirdly excited when their babies poop, especially if they are constipated.
Another weird thing moms do is smell diapers. If it doesn’t smell like poop, the diaper change can wait. With time, smelling tushies becomes a habit and we can’t help doing it, even in public.
When we look at other moms, we think they are doing everything right and that she is absolutely perfect. You could not be more wrong! No one is perfect and mothers are far from it. We secretly wish to be a better mom almost every other day.
We may have different methods of raising children, but in the end, all we want is to raise a decent human being. But that won’t be possible if you, as a mom, don’t take care of yourself first. So take that long break, do crazy dances with your munchkins, skip some routines and just enjoy the time with your kids.