“Bad” Moms Share What Parenting Rules They Don’t Follow (11 PICS + 9 GIFS)

Posted in INTERESTING       22 Sep 2020       1955       3 GALLERY VIEW

“My kid’s got a TV in her room solely to watch Bob Ross at bedtime.”




“I let my kids say curse words if they stub their toe or something minor, we all start laughing and they forget they are hurt quickly. Once they are 10+ they get a tiny cocktail or wine on holidays or celebrations. I let them watch movies with nudity and sex, not porn, (natural) but not murder (especially kids murdering each other). I let them dress themselves and choose their own hair cuts/colors. I don’t make them eat anything but if they don’t they can only snack on fruit or veggies.”




“Not me but my mom. Her “bad mom” rule was if I asked why I couldn’t do something and she couldn’t come up with a reason besides “because I said so” I got to do that thing. I got away with some questionable things based on that. Even now at 30 when my mom asks me why I have certain experiences the reason is often “because I couldn’t come up with a good reason not to do it”.”




“I let my kids watch TV. Do I let them watch it for hours on end? No. But sometimes it’s easier to just sit them down in front of Peppa Pig or Daniel Tiger while we get something done. Especially now that daycare is closed and we’re WFH.”




“I let my kid drink juice sometimes. I don’t think juice is inherently bad, but the way some people absolutely FREAK about not giving their kids juice is beyond me. My kid likes apple juice. Big whoop.”




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“I don’t make them share.”




“I let my kid eat fast food. It’s not every day but truthfully it’s probably about once a week that I get her a happy meal or stop by Little Cesar’s and get a $5 pizza. She’s healthy and I cook most of the time so I don’t feel guilty.”




“I’m going to be honest and admit that since working from home alone with my 8 year old 28 days a month, while trying to help him with virtual school – i let him play Minecraft for like 5 hours straight. I have meetings and work to do and I’m stressed and I suck at this. Sometimes I forget to feed him. He yells at me for using the F word. I have zero balance with my bad mom traits.”




“When my kid is really upset, he sleeps in my arms.”




“When I have a weekday off, I still drop my kid off at daycare for a few hours (same daycare she goes to the other days, around the same kids, with the same teachers, same COVID precautions, etc). I use my free time to go grocery shopping, clean the house, and take a nap. I’m a nicer, more patient mom when I’m not completely exhausted, and my time with the kid is more meaningful when I’m only focused on them instead of household chores. Do I feel a bit guilty about it for not spending every waking moment I can with my little one? Yeah, definitely. Am I going to stop? Nope. Call me a bad mom. IDGAF.”





“I also never made them eat their dinner. They could eat all or part of what I made, but if they didn’t like any of it (which was rare) they could go make a sandwich. This was my mother’s hill to die on, and I am STILL pissed that I wasted so much time as a child, crying at the dinner table because I could not stomach canned peas. [email protected]#K YOU MOM.”




“I let my kids decide how to dress and how long their hair should be. Fun fact, both boys had very long hair for years and it drove my father CRAZY. Despite his very scientific theory, neither have yet to turn out gay. (they are both teens now.)”




“Co-sleeping, my son’s 3 and I absolutely don’t care if he still sleeps in my bed and my daughter was just born last month and now she does to lol”




“I let my 2yo have some of my coffee on occasion.”




“I let them run around all day in pajamas if they want to. I usually draw the line at leaving the house like that. I wouldn’t, either, so I feel like that is still a decent boundary, I want them dressed when we leave… After age 2 that is. Before age 2, as long as you don’t have a goose egg jn your pants, and ya know, you’re wearing pants, let’s go.”





“As teenagers I gave them lube and condoms and told them to be safe. I work for the coroner and have picked up TONS of overdose victims. I told my kids that if they ever wanted to get high, to come to me and I would get some from a dispensary. (pot is legal here, but not for minors). One son took me up on it one time. He didn’t really care for the feeling.”




“Not a parent yet, but I’m planning a once a semester/year tradition where my husband and I do whatever it takes to sneak our kid out of school early so we can have a parental play date at the movies or museum, as well as every now and again having a midnight run for ice cream where you “don’t tell dad”. I’ve been dreaming of those moments for 10 years and I’m so excited to introduce some spontaneity I never grew up with to my children.”




“My daughter is grown now but when she was in school, once or twice a year I would call her in sick so she could get extra sleep ( usually for cramps or just general exhaustion from test week).”




“Screen time. So much screen time. And plastic toys! When I was but a naive pregnant woman I swore it’d be all wooden toys that would enrich her mind and very little tv… She watched Frozen twice yesterday and had rice pudding for lunch. Parenting is difficult af.”




“I take breaks from my kid. It doesn’t sound like that would be an issue. But there are quite a few other moms in my friend group that think I’m incredibly selfish for taking a weekend to myself last month. I rented an AirBnB in my city and just posted up for the weekend and left my daughter with her father. 3 days, to just watch a movie uninterrupted, sleep in later than 7AM, have breakfast without having to share. It was wonderful.”





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Sinah 9 month s ago
#2, #12, #15 Letting the kids dress themselves is fine, as long as you check that they are at least dressed properly for weather conditions. Letting them look like a clown is perfectly OK, but letting them get cold and wet because you neglecte the responsibility of guiding them is not.

#13 co-sleeping is bad if either parent in the bed is a heavy sleeper. They might roll over and smother the baby without knowing it. Happens all the time. :-(
Lincoln 9 month s ago
Why was Zuckerberg allowed to breed? 35
Lon 9 month s ago
wow, so many excuses. "Hold on, my ego needs petting."



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