When I first had Jack I was convinced I was the only one making mistakes. That I was the only one who wasn’t a perfect Mom. That I was the only Mom whose life wasn’t Pinterest perfect. Then I started a blog and through the comments on my posts I learned that I’m not the only one who is sometimes a hot-mess, that I’m not the only one who is constantly convinced she is getting it wrong and that I’m not the only one who has a few mom confessions.
I was recently sent a fun new game for moms, called Moms Confess. It’s a simple card game filled with fun questions that give moms a chance to confess. The game would be a great ice-breaker at a Moms Club meeting, a fun activity for Moms Night In or just a great chance to get to know your friends a little better. The game was “created by a mom whose secret to surviving motherhood is venting, laughing and – other moms” In the spirit of that, I thought I would share some of my mom confessions.
So here are my Moms Confess Confessions:
The family sitcom that most closely resembles my family is? The Heck family on The Middle, they don’t have it all together but they have a lot of love.
The celebrity mom I’d trade places with is? I love Chrissy Tiegen because she keeps it so real.
I never knew being a mom would be this… exhausting, all-consuming, emotional, anxiety-inducing…I could go on.
I confess, I’ve used my kids as an excuse to get out of doing? Jury duty.
I confess, sometimes I (blank) just to have a few minutes alone. Lock my bedroom door.
I dread going to kids birthday parties because I …hate making small talk.
When I’m sick… the show must go on-no sick days for mommy.
The thing I miss most from B. C (before children) is…sleeping in. I would add to that sleeping in, staying in my pajamas, ordering take-out and watching movies all day. Or as I use to call it, Sunday.
“Me time” is… a must.
I prefer to spend Mother’s Day…alone. Or with my Mom.
If I could have a continuous IV drip of any beverage, it would be… coffee. It’s much more fun to taste the wine as it’s going in.
When Jack was 3 I joined a Moms Club and one of the things I learned from the other Moms is that we’ve all been there but having each other along for the ride makes motherhood a lot more fun.
Moms Confess is $12 and would make a great baby shower gift, along with the promise to stop by and play it together.