I don't think I'm exceptionally brave, but I don't care what people think. I think because I know I am not the only one who feels this way. I don't claim to speak for anyone else but myself, but I know I'm not alone in some of these. Other people think that by saying negative things sometimes about your job as a mom or about your children means that you don't like or job or you don't love your children completely. That's ridiculous. So here ya go. The list of things I'm not afraid to say, truly mean (well, depending on the day sometimes), yet still love my job and adore my children. I swear.
- I hate the park. HATE.
- I hate cooking for kids. My kids don't eat and spending an hour in the kitchen when they don't eat pisses me off. They like fish sticks and green beans. What's wrong with that?
- I put too much thought into my Christmas card and the picture I choose. Especially with facebook and this blog, it's no secret who we are. If Drew is kicking William, William is crying, and Lauren is sleeping in our Christmas card nobody would be surprised AT ALL however I feel the need to have a picture where everyone is smiling and showing their fake selves. Well, not that we're not happy, but you know what I mean.
- I hate doing homework with Drew. And I'm a teacher! I LOVE to write with her and to listen to her read, etc. but the sitting and hammering out the homework is painful sometimes. I put on my fake happy face and make it fun but inside I hate it. I think I put on a good show, though.
- Somedays I live for the clock to say eight zero zero so I can just sit and be left alone and watch TV or read.
- Sometimes I put the kids in the after school program just so I can have a quiet house for an extra hour and a half. I spin it by saying it's good for them (which it is) but it actually has absolutely nothing to do with them. It's all about me.
- I love buying boy clothes but am not all that into buying girl clothes. I'm very particular about what I want them to wear, however.
- Sometimes I give the kids granola bars or microwaved frozen pancakes (gasp!) for breakfast because I'm not in the mood to do anything more than that.
- The strict schedule I keep is 20% because it's beneficial for the kids and 80% self-preservation.
The number of things I love about my job and my kids outnumber this ten-fold but... you feel me. It feels good to get it out sometimes. Oh, and this isn't the extent of this list but I'll stop and spare you the rest. What are some things you hate?
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