Yesterday, Jen from Life with Levi posted the picture below on her Facebook page, with the intention that the message at the bottom of the picture would be seen and moms could be more supportive of each other, instead of lashing out at each other for the decisions they make or don’t make.
Unfortunately, the opposite happened. Instead, many people ignored that message and it turned into a war about circumcision, with lots of name calling and judgment.
Check out the comments here, if you’re interested.
This led Jen to start a meme for us moms to let the world know just “how horrible” we are.
So here it goes…
Reasons Why I am a SUPER SUPER Crappy Mom!
I did not take my prenatal vitamins when I was pregnant.
I drank coffee and pop while I was pregnant.
We tell the kids the truth about Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, etc.
I breastfed my first 2 babies for only a couple of months and then quit.
I breastfeed my 3rd & 4th babies longer and also supplemented with formula.
I started my first 4 babies on rice cereal at 4 months.
I will not give my 5th baby solid food until after 6 months of age.
My kids have cell phones.
I kiss my babies feet way too much, I love their feet. Even when my 3.5 year old has stinky feet… I still kiss them all day long.
I am breastfeeding and still drink coffee and pop.
I stopped vaccinating my kids when they were 8, 7, 6 and 1 year old.
I have not vaccinated my baby at all.
I do not give my kids medicine for fever.
I rear-face my 3.5 year olds car seat.
I pick my baby’s booggies.
I do not medicate my son who has ADHD.
I try to use all natural cleaning products in my home, but am still addicted to Clorox wipes.
I cloth diaper. Most of the time.
I use disposables at night because I am too lazy to wake up to change his diaper.
Sometimes I leave my older kids at home by themselves and ‘run errands’ in the evening with Mike and the babies because I need a break from all the chaos… even though I come home empty handed.
I co-sleep until my babies are 7 months old.
I hold my babies way too much.
My 3.5 year old still sleeps in a crib in my room.
My 3.5 year old will not eat much food, so I let her eat yogurt all day long.
I teach my kids about Jesus.
I pop open vitamin D pills and squirt it into my 3 month olds mouth because he has a cold.
I bought sugar cereal all summer long for my older kids.
I make my older kids clean the house every day after school.
I buy all of my families name brand clothes at a resale shop.
I spanked my older kids.
I let my hubby feed Gracie too much sugar foods even though I hate it.
Every so often, I spank my 3.5 year old.
I use fabric softener and regular detergent because my mom gave me a 5 gallon bucket for free.
I wash the baby clothes with my clothes.
I kiss my babies way too much.
When we are out in public, I let my hubby take my daughter to the bathroom even though I know he isn’t careful with her when it comes to germs and the toilet seat or other yucky things in the bathroom.
I let me 3.5 year old sleep in her clothes sometimes because she wants too and I don’t want to hear her throw a fit.
We pray with our kids when they are afraid of monsters or ghosts in the middle of the night.
All of my kids slept with a bottle until they were 1 or 2 years old.
I circumcised my first son.
I did not circumcise my second son.
I pierced all of my girls’ ears when they were all 2 months old.
I let my 3.5 year old bring a sippy cup to bed until she was 3 – even though it was making her leak through her diaper.
I do not potty train. The kids potty train themselves.
I bathed and showered with all of my babies.
Our television is on all day long weather the kids watch it or not.
The kids are eating chips right now, as I sit here typing this.
I am not a super, super crappy mom.
I love my kids with my whole being and I could not function without them, I love them so so much!
You are not a crappy mother either, regardless of how you raise them.
Stop the Mommy Wars!
Thanks for reading!