But sometimes I worry that I am giving a false impression. Many women, especially other moms, have read my blog and proceeded to compliment my parenting. I love compliments, and I think I'm doing a decent job raising B&F, but one of my primary goals is honesty. And I am not supermom. Not even close. So to ensure that this blog doesn't put too glossy of a coat on our lives--to guarantee that no mom ever feels worse about her own parenting because of something I've written--below are my confessions. Some shortcuts I take. Just a few of the things I do that would definitely not qualify me for mother of the year.
- Bath time for two tiny babies can seem like a real hassle. Before B&F were crawling, we simply avoided baths as much as possible. We literally bathed our children twice a week. Twice. Even now that they are walking and eating and sampling dogfood each day, we still try to get away with only doing baths every other night.
- I love Sprout. For those of you better moms that don't ever turn on the TV, Sprout is a 24 hour kids channel from PBS. At least once a day, Sprout comes on in our house. I'm sure that at some point before the birth, I made a comment about "no TV until at least age 2." Yea. Sure.
- And speaking of TV, we bought a DVD player for the car. And it's awesome. We try our best to only use it on long trips, but...
- We don't buy them organic produce. I wish I could say I had some special scientific reason for this, but I don't. We buy them regular, plain fruit. And most of their veggies are actually frozen veggies--gasp! It's easier, faster, and doesn't require me to use a knife. Sign me up.
- I do not "dress" my kids every day. Some days, many days, B&F are in their pajamas until it's time to change into new pajamas for bedtime. Classy.
- Sometimes I know one of the twins has a dirty diaper, yet they are playing so happily. So I just ignore it for a couple of minutes to enjoy a few more moments of bliss before the diaper battle begins.
- I've implemented Verizon time in our house. Not familiar with that? Well, it means that on nights and weekends, Andrew changes all dirty diapers. I highly recommend it.
Do you have any mommy shortcuts that you've always wanted to confess?