Parenting Confessional

1. I still wear my special sexpot lipstick combination (NARS Dolce Vita and Chanel Pagoda Glossimer) when I visit the hot pediatrician.

2. I’ve completely stopped trying to feed Wito vegetables and I don’t feel the slightest bit guilty.

3. I only live 20 minutes away, but I still haven’t taken Wito to Disneyland. (A colossal SoCal parent no-no. Quelle horreur!)

4. The Backyardigans is on my television WAY too much. (Proof.)

5. If I go on one more preschool tour, I’m going to vomit.

I already feel better. Feel free to add your personal confession and you will be absolved completely. Peace be with you.

  1. bethany actually

    May 7, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I let Annalie watch TV pretty much whenever she wants. Luckily, she isn’t a sit-in-front-of-the-TV-24/7 kind of kid, but even if she were I don’t know if I’d be doing much to change it. I’m too lazy.

    Also, she eats cookies and candy all the time. She eats veggies and fruit too, but I rarely limit her sugar intake.

  2. joslyn

    May 7, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    i’d add my own but i’m right there with you on #s 2 and 4, so i’ll just go with those ;-)

    joslyn’s last blog post..The New Dress Three Ways…

  3. hillary

    May 7, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    My parenting confessional is that I’m 50% sure that I never want to have kids so I don’t have to give up fancy things like new cars and tropical vacations and pedicures.
    Don’t tell my mom.

    hillary’s last blog post..Gotta See My Rock’n’Roll Doctor

  4. Lorna

    May 7, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    1. I’m not very good at reminding the kids to brush their teeth. I had good teeth – isn’t it genetic?

    2. My kids exist on a diet of chicken nuggets and coco puffs.

    3. I hate The Wiggles, Barney, Teletubbies and Caillou.

  5. Jenn

    May 7, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I work full time and sometimes I take a day off but still take the kids to daycare because I just need some “me” time.

    I let my 2 year old take a bottle of warm milk to bed until about 2 months ago.

    I don’t enforce teeth brushing on a daily basis. I just don’t have the energy…

    Jenn’s last blog post..On Having Three, Part 2

  6. kate

    May 7, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Oh man. If you’d have asked this when my daughter was 2 or 3? My confessions would be approximately 8 pages long.

    Here’s one from that era: I once put her in her bedroom and stood on the other side of the door, holding it shut, just praying that she would just. pass. out. from shear exhaustion because I was so DONE parenting that day. All I wanted was a glass of wine and a magazine and a few minutes to myself.

    Also? My 8yo does not even KNOW of Disnyland’s existance. Thank the sweet baby jesus that she’s not the kind of kid who would want to go there any way.

    kate’s last blog post..::almost sort of practically not quite famous::

  7. Blythe

    May 7, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    I love to read and used to daydream about wiling away the hours snuggled up with my wee one, reading aloud. And, sure enough, my two-year-old adores books. But by the end of the day I am so damn tired of reading to him that I try to talk him out of reading and into watching television. Sometimes I bribe him with cookies.

    Blythe’s last blog post..The Happiest Place on Earth

  8. samantha jo campen

    May 7, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Theo is 14 months old and is being weaned off his nap bottles. But I never increased the flow like I was supposed to and he still has his newborn nipples ONLY because it takes him so long to suck down a bottle so he passes out.

    He’s also eaten cat food. Um, twice.

    samantha jo campen’s last blog post..Sunnyside up

  9. Deidre

    May 7, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I haven’t cleaned my room since March — it’s finals, yo! But I can’t find one of my shoes.

    Deidre’s last blog post..Living a gluten free vegetarian life…Well, I call it living…Others don’t.

  10. Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah

    May 7, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I use “Pulp Fiction” as a parenting tool.

    If they are about to freak out I say “What is Fonzie like, Yolanda?”

    and they have to answer

    “He’s cool.”

    Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah’s last blog post..Does Gang Rape Make YOU Want to Buy Shoes?

  11. metalia

    May 7, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Sometimes, I want to keep the good snacks for myself, and therefore tell Alex they’re spicy, so he won’t want them. Hands off mama’s cheese puffs, son.

    metalia’s last blog post..I swear, the "punch" segue is entirely coincidental.

  12. tera Stephens

    May 7, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    how bout this one…
    i lie about my work schedule and spend all extra time doing whatever the hell i want to do instead of going home to the chaos of 3 yes that’s 3 children. no one is the wiser and it keeps me sane!! im just fine with it!!
    ps- wine is available at california adventure and hudson and i would be happy to join you anytime you would like.
    pps or is it pss- hold off for as long as you can. it brings so much joy to the under 4 foot crowd but really sucks ass!!!

  13. Kelly

    May 8, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Same for me on the veggies. Last time he willingly ate vegetables was Feb ’08. I abhor prepping food, only to throw it away, so it’s rare that I even attempt to get him to try them. Wait … do green bean fries at TGIFriday’s count?

    Kelly’s last blog post..What’s in a date?

  14. Korinna

    May 8, 2009 at 6:30 am

    While watching Blue’s Clues with E, I sometimes wonder if Steve and Joe ever had a hard time getting any play.

    Korinna’s last blog post..Swap o’ rama

  15. Katia / Crazy for trying

    May 8, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Ditto on #2. I read somewhere the fruits and veggies have the same vitamins/nutrients… so I just feed my kidlets copious amounts of fruit. No guilt!

    Katia / Crazy for trying’s last blog post..hi Disney — get a proofreader