Thursday, August 4, 2016

10 Ways I'm A Bad Mom




I saw the movie Bad Moms and found it to be hilarious. If you haven't seen it yet, you should. Unless you don't like cursing. There is a lot of cursing in the movie. I don't mind cursing as I do it on a daily basis, but I know some people aren't fans of the f-bomb.

Anyway, the movie inspired me to write this post. There are multiple reasons why I'm a Bad Mom. Here are only 10 of them.







1. We eat McDonalds--and other fast food--multiple times during the month.



2. I automatically think someone is joking if they say they only eat organic foods. I once tried to feed my children kale and my daughter cried thinking it was dragon scales.


3. My kids both watched TV before they were 2. They most likely started watching at 2 days old.


4. Sometimes I listen to inappropriate music in the car. I've written about how I won't play kid music while driving. Most of the time I listen to musicals. But sometimes I will jam to Green Day. I had Basket Case on and my daughter was like, "What's being stoned mean?" I answered, "Oh, it's when people throw stones." Now I have to hope she doesn't randomly bring it up to her friends. "Do you know what being stoned means? I do!"


5. I really don't enjoy playing games with my kids. Someone either cries or cheats. Maybe when they're older.


6. I don't want to join the PTA. The thought makes me want to shave off my hair and set it on fire in my living room.


7. I don't limit screen time. I probably should. But for my sanity, I don't.


8. I yell. Sometimes I worry the entire neighborhood will hear me.


9. I hated breastfeeding. I felt trapped. I only did it because I'm cheap. Also, I was sort of hoping my kids might be geniuses because the experts said it might add some IQ points. Then maybe they could explain math to me. It didn't work.


10. I let my kids watch shows and movies that most people wouldn't. For example, my teenager watched Deadpool even though people were like, "But the sex and strippers!" And my daughter went to see Jurassic World even though some mothers were like, "But the s-word is used!" I'm all, "Shit? Oh my kids hear it often when I'm driving, we're good."


So how are you a Bad Mom?

80 comments:

  1. You're the coolest mom ever for letting your kids listen to Green Day. Legit. I bow down to that! PS Please include Nirvana, My Chemical Romance and Foo Fighters on the playlist.

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  2. Love it! I am so much this too. On the PTA I might do something this year but if I go and hate it I know it wasn't for me. We will see.

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  3. Hahaha. I let my kids have a ton of screen time too. It helps me survive.

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  4. Hahah oh I'm bad in all the same ways, except the PTA somehow I got roped into being president. I don't mind too much I have a good group of moms and we refuse to do catalog fundraisers so basically we plan dances

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  5. I saw this movie with my sister on Sunday. She's a mom and I'm pending motherhood (I'm 37 weeks pregnant). We died laughing at this movie and felt like it was soooo real. I mean, of course moms aren't really going to have a giant PTA party at their house complete with drinking vodka from the bottle (or maybe that's the attraction?!) but we talked about ways we are bad moms...Her 3 yr old daughter has eaten pizza every night for dinner for probably 2 months. I haven't packed my hospital bags. We also let my niece watch TV nearly whenever she wants. She likes it and we don't have to "pay wit" her if she does...

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  6. My kids eat fast food and watch TV, too. Glad to know I'm not the only mom out there ruining her kids! ;)

    I laughed when you said you curse in the car. My husband says every bad word in the book while driving and he doesn't think he does - that's what makes it so funny.

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    1. Nope, we can ruin our kids together!

      Ha, I know I curse because Natalie is all, "Those words are inappropriate."

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  7. Did it all. McDonalds, inappropriate movies, swearing, only had two rules and let them make their own decisions (good choices = good consequences, bad choices = bad consequences) we drank a lot of soda when they were teens....but I did it all with love!!!

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  8. I don't think any of these make you a bad mom!!

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  9. I am in complete agreement, sat here nodding my head, as I read this!!!

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    1. Awesome :) We can be bad moms together.

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  10. Dragon scales! That's what I figured it was.
    I did breastfeed but didn't always love it.
    I do yell.. oops.. and I'm bad at limiting screen time when I just want to read. I hate playing.

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  11. You just listed me to a Tee! It's like my kids don't hear me until I loose my shit and drop some bad words. Then they look at me like jeez.. What's your problem. Lol

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  12. You just listed me to a Tee! It's like my kids don't hear me until I loose my shit and drop some bad words. Then they look at me like jeez.. What's your problem. Lol

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    1. Yup! And then the kids are like, "Why are you yelling?" Um? You weren't listening.

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  13. I'm not a Mom, but I wouldn't call you a Bad Mom!! I'd say you're being practical and realistic!! You can be my Mom any day! HA

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  14. Ha! This is awesome. Almost all of them apply to me, too.

    I remember someone asking me if I was sad when my last baby got done breastfeeding. NO. I was relieved to be done. (Yes, I know it's good for babies and I was cheap, too- I bf all 3 of mine for over a year- but it was exhausting)

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  15. I love this! You are clearly not a bad mom, but I hate how there is a model of what a "good mom" is. I'm currently breastfeeding and the only things I actually like about it is the lack of extra work like washing bottles or pump parts.

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  16. I love how real this post is. And I can't wait to see the Bad Moms movie!

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  17. If you're a bad mom, I'm a shitty dad. �� we do the best we can. I'm sure you love your kids to death!!

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  18. You gotta admit kale does, indeed, look like dragon scales. I can see the point there!
    I watched Bad Moms in theater the other day. Comedies usually irritate me but I LOLed a lot. That movie is so freakin' hilarious, and so freakin' relatable.

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  19. You crack me up! And as a LLL leader, your breastfeeding reasons really made me laugh! And they are totally valid :)

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  20. Haha, nah you you rock. I want to be part of your club. I think if we were listing my bad mom tendencies there would probably be way more than just 10 bullet points!

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    1. Ha, I had more, but I didn't want to overwhelm anyone.

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  21. There's nothing you do that we don't do. Although we've had mixed results with our children I don't atribute our actions to my eldest's path.

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  22. I'm the worst bad mom now. No bed times. Feed yourself. No need for outside time. Alternating between video games and Youtube. All day long. I'm acing this type of parenting. I promise to get my act together when school starts. And I really need to see that movie!

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  23. Haha i love reading your posts!! I guess you are the coolest,and i am pretty sure you are bringing them up perfect.I wish my mom was this cool when i was born.. :P
    Xo,
    Shreya!
    https://mymagicaltrunk.com/

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  24. Oh my word I love reading your posts! This is hilarious! I'm pretty certain that if I become a Mum one day I'll be doing some of these things too! I do need to see that movie!

    Ellie
    Www.Maplesyrupandteacups.blogspot.com

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  25. Love your honesty about this! I don't think this makes you a bad mom at all! :) More like a real cool mom. At the end of the day as long as your kids are loved, safe, and not starving, you are doing your job well :)

    KatrinaJeanCarter.wordpress.com

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  26. I must be an awful mom because I totally do this and so much more. I bribe my kids to rub my back for thirty minutes in exchange for unlimited candy almost daily. They don't even care about Halloween because they get so much from me!

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  27. huh...I'm with you on #9 They make bottles for a reason.

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  28. Great post! I love your funny, insightful, and honest approach to motherhood.

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  29. Hahaha I'm not a mom but I can totally see my sister saying hell yeah to everything on here. She planned on not letting my niece near an iPad before she was older but now it's considered holy in the house! They cannot live without it.

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  30. We live at Chick-fil-A, but I never thought that meant that I was a bad mom. At least they are eating!

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  31. I've been dying to see that movie! But awesome post - you're hilarious! I keep telling myself I'm going to be the perfect, organic "pinterest mom" one day but I know my future kids are going to inherit my Chick-fil-A addiction.

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  32. I am not yet a mum so I can not even comment luv lol but I think so what's best and works for you and your family.

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  33. I bet your kids find all of these points the things that make you one of the best moms! It's a great read. I don't have kids but I hope I an be as cool as you;-)

    Aishah
    Www.grainsandgains.com

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  34. A very funny post! Just because you do the above things, doesn't mean you are a bad mom. Whomever would consider you a bad mom is just their meaningless opinion that will not affect your life or change your methods.

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  35. Playing games with my kids isn't fun when my son wants to cheat and my daughter throws things. I also listen to regular music in the car and yell too much.

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  36. for me extending screen is just fine for as long as what they are watching are educational :)

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  37. Lol, I'm with you sister! When I watched Bad Moms, I thought finally, truth about mommyhood! I am a bad mom too, for sure! Loved this post!

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  38. Loved your honesty.Even I don't enjoy limiting screen time.It makes me mad.I am not fond of playing too
    That's hubby's department. This was liberating

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  39. I'm totally cracking up. This is so funny and so very true.

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  40. If these things make you a bad mom then, I guess I'm the worst! I think it's okay, we're not all perfect and we parent the best way that we can.

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  41. If eating at McDonald's makes you a bad mom, add me to the list. And let's split some fries while we are there.

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  42. Don't think these make you a bad mom, more a human! Completely agree on the games things, I'm too competitive to play with kids.

    Sophie | MapleTreeBlog

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  43. I don;t think any of these make you a bad mom. No one can be perfect xx

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  44. Such a honest post! Love it! I think you´re a great mom
    www.livanies.com

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  45. Hahahaha! For every single one of your reasons is the reason I don't want kids lol. I think I would be a terrible mother mostly because of all of this lol.

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  46. Awesome Mom! My son would love you for eating out a couple times a month.

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  47. I'm super picky about what my son watches, and how much he watches. I hated breastfeeding too! I made it all of 2 months before we switched to formula and my son is just fine!

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  48. Love this post! We are all "bad" moms in our own ways... But at the same time they are what make us unique moms in our own way. Being a mom is hard and as long as the kids are happy, growing, and being loved, we are good moms!

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  49. Hahaha! I think Kale looks like dragon scales, too. These days the standards for a "good mom" is ridiculous and I believe that when it comes to parenting each of us has our own style. Loved your honest post :)

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  50. I loved the Bad Moms! While I'm not a mom yet, I love your honesty. Frankly, I would be a 'bad' mom too because PTA sucks, I've been with my friend who has kids and i don't know how people do it sober.

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  51. I haven't seen the movie but after this post I ll make sure I will.
    I yell in my head when she bites me while breastfeeding. Ok sometimes I yell out loud too. And honestly I do feed her only organic and no sugar at all. In my defence her favorite song is Fear of the dark. She's only 12 months, lol

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  52. Ha ha, it is really great to be a bad mom then;). Dragon scales was too funny & I guess in lot many things, I'm myself a "BAD MOM" Then..

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  53. I am not a bad mom since I am not a mom yet. And not any time soon. I don't think there is bad moms. I mean, being a parent is so hard! you're all amazing! xx corinne

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  54. Looking forward to be a mom and see more of the dramas it involves. Even though it's not an easy task to be a mother. I believe with all you allow your kids to do, you still have way to educate/train them.

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  55. I was reading this and ticking so many of the boxes - Macdonalds - tick, no kid music in the car - tick, watching tv before 2 - tick...

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  56. Love this post! We're all bad moms in our own way. I can totally relate to #8.

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  57. I saw this movie with my brother on Monday, and laughed my butt off. while I'm no mom, i think all moms are doing a great job and we have to remember you are humans at the end of the day.

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  58. I totally want to see Bad Moms. I am also a yeller sometimes. Why won't kids just listen before we're yelling?

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  59. I have done most of these while my kids were growing up. I think we are all guilty of at least one of these at some point.

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  60. I don't think those stuff make you a bad mom. As long as your kids are healthy and happy I would say you are a great mom. And from what I read on your blog I can say they are.

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  61. Your post are so funny, love it! You might be a bad mom, but your are a badass Mom! Thumbs up!

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  62. I'm not a mum. I do like that movie though!

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  63. Just wait for your daughter to come home saying she got stoned at school ;) You sound like a great mum, keep up the good posts!

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  64. Never seen this movie, but seems funny! You sure are the coolest mum ever, your sons are lucky!

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  65. Hahahaha loved reading this, I managed to watch bad mum's this year and I found it hilarious

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  66. I enjoyed reading your post! I liked Bad Moms and Mila Kunis has nailed her character!

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  67. I love green day!!!! So you are the coolest mom ever!! My mom had a hard time accepting i listen to them

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  68. I loved the movie. It showed that mom's don't have to do all the work alone (kids can help) and we don't have to be 100% perfect. It was really funny!
    However, I can't agree with you... I am sorry. I am actually concern whenever I see kids eating fast food. It hurts them. In a long term. I used to eat junk food and got into allergies, skin rashes and so many other peoblems.. and no, it wasn't worth the taste. Of course they won't eat kale if they've never tried it before, but there are other healthy and yummy things kids love. I would rather be a bad mom kids hate because she makes them eat healthy than ruin their health. Please, just think about it from this perspective of a girl who went through some health trouble.

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  69. Hahaha dragon scales, that really made me laugh. Im a bad mum too, we definitely have too many takeaways and I also don't limit screen time so that I can get half an hour of piece and quiet lol love how honest you are

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  70. Haha what a fun read. Literally I am smiling right now. Loved it!
    Now I need to watch 'Bad Mom' as early as possible.

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  71. None of these make you a bad mom ! :) Things happen, sometimes we wonder if we are doing the right thing or right decision. You sound like a fabulous mom .

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  72. Love your honesty! I can relate to screentime,tv, and listening to explicit music. One time, I was exercising to Britney's Work B*tch song. Suddenly my toddler sang along! I made a mental note to not play it again!

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