Guilty Secrets

Originally posted 10/23/06.  Updated with strikeouts.

Love this idea from Lindsey at Surburban Turmoil.

I’m certainly not a textbook parent.  Here are some of my "guilty secrets" —

1) I bribe my kids with dessert to get them to eat their dinner.

2) I serve Kraft mac-and-chemical several times a week. It’s my daughter’s favorite. I also let them have gum almost every day. And sometimes we have pizza two nights in a row.

3) I still nurse my daughter to sleep for naps and bedtime and then
again in the night sometimes. Yes, she’s one. She usually sleeps thru
the night, but there are still exceptions. I also nurse her during the
day sometimes just to get her to stop fussing.
  I still rock my 2-year-old to sleep for naps and bedtime.

4) We let our 3 4-y/o daughter sleep in our bed when she comes in during the night.

5) I forget to give the kids their vitamins.  In fact, I don’t think I’ve even filled a prescription for them in over a year.

6) Last year I kept my son out of school several times so we could do something fun I wanted to do.

7) Sometimes I let my kids have Coke. Not very often, though. I let
them have chocolate milk for breakfast, and sometimes I make chocolate
chip pancakes too.

8) I only bathe the kids a couple times a week. Actually, Hubby does
the baths. I use scented detangler on the kids’ hair, and that keeps it from
being stinky.

9) My kids hear me cuss way too often. I tell them not to say those
"naughty words", and so far they don’t. I really have been trying to do
better with that.

10) I don’t let my kids paint because the mess sends me to the looney bin.  That’s what I pay preschool for!

Alright!  Let’s hear your guilty secrets!