I love being a mom! What fun it is to play Santa, the Easter Bunny, and coordinate fun activities like egg hunts and exciting outings like the zoo or the children's museum. Motherhood also comes with great responsibilities; such as, teaching our kids hygiene and good eating habits. It's important to teach them to get dressed in the morning and how to tie little shoes. Exercise is important, and too much TV and video games is bad! We all do our best for our kids. We want them to be themselves but at the same time, we want them healthy and normal.
But when the kids go to bed...
Out comes the hidden stash of candy, chocolate, and Ho-Ho's. And on goes the TV for our favorite programs! We make sure to get the kids to bed by 7 or 8 -- we tell ourselves it is for their own good, they need the sleep. But face it, inside we just want uninterrupted time to watch House or American Idol with a big bowl of the treat of our choice and a can of forbidden soda.
We lecture the little ones about their computer time, or how long they spend on the Wii. Secretly, we just want little butts off so we can blog, surf the net, or play that new Wii Yoga our husband got us for Christmas.
You want to know what is Ironic, though? Our kids totally know! We think we are so sneaky, but it is only a matter of time that they figure out where that hidden candy is -- my Sam can sniff out chocolate or hear a wrapper open from a mile away. You may think you have them snookered now... but just wait. One day you will be going about your daily business, when you kids walk in with Twinkies on their faces asking about who got voted off last night of American Idol... Then what will you do?
Tell us about your "mommy double standards!"