things i have done:

~~ let my kids eat boxed macaroni and cheese

~~ let my kids watch tv.

(my apologies…forgot to rotate before uploading, and i’m pretty sure you can’t rotate in photobucket…drr…)

~~ laughed while one of my children had a tantrum. in public.

~~ let my kids eat hot dogs.

~~ let my kid sleep with a bottle. or a sippy cup.

~~ used "because i said so" as an answer. just to get a child to stop talking.

~~ let my kids go an entire weekend without a bath.

~~ allowed my kids to lick the bowl.

~~ let my child ‘cry it out’

~~ told my kids that certain foods are only for adults and they are diet foods and don’t taste very good because i didn’t want to share.

~~ forgotten to take my child to a birthday party. and then told her it was cancelled.

~~ i’ve forgotten to go to parent-teacher conferences. twice.

~~ i have thrown away a sippy cup or a bottle because i didn’t want to wash it.

~~ i hide toys and books from my kids when i can no longer handle them anymore.

what have you done?

  • http://tobabe.blogspot.com Heidi

    Um, ALL of the above…and
    How yummy is Bella?????

  • http://www.network54.com/forum/526068 LAVENDULA

    aww Ali you always make me laugh.that vid of bella dancing was so cute. i have done too many things to mention here.talking about tantrums in public you should have seen stinkerbells oscar worthy performance last week.over a barbie weddding dress.the child was shrieking ear peircingly loud like a banshee for at least 30 minutes.but as her proud mama- she did keep her hands to herself.and i,good mama that i am let her do that in front of other people.to be fair she DID have the dress first and an older girl took it off her dolly while i took her to go potty.when she came back and her dolly was naked she had her major meltdown.awww kids you have to love them huh?

  • http://www.drowninginlandry.blogspot.com SleepynIta

    -taken the batteries out of toys
    -let my 15 month old eat McDonalds fries to keep him quiet
    -fed him chocolate before bedtime
    -stay up late because he was being cute
    -let him play with the cordless phone to get 10 minutes of peace

  • http://www.urbanmoms.ca Jen

    Yup. Me too. And…
    - bribery. too many times to mention specifics.
    - threatened to leave if behaviour didn’t stop. it didn’t. we stayed anyway ’cause i didn’t want to go.
    - let them watch reality t.v. because i was.
    - skipped 3/4 of the pages in a book.
    - answered a question with “what do you think?” after swearing i would NEVER do this to my kids.
    - turned up the music in the car to drown out the whining/crying.

  • Maria

    Wow! Thank you soooooo much for sharing that!!! I have also done almost all of those things but not many people know. I have also…
    * let my son eat cake for breakfast
    * given a 1 year old chocolate because his older brother was having some and I didn’t want to hear the screaming
    * let my older son stay up way past bedtime because I was watching TV & I didn’t want to stop watching to read him a story & put him to bed
    * bought son toy in the mall as a bribe to let me shop without him complaining every 5 minutes

  • Tova

    ~~i let my son sleep in the baby swing for the first 6 months of his life.

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