Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I Said "I'll Never" - And I Lied

There have been many things I said I would never do as a parent.  Some of which are small, sometimes even trivial things.  I'm still sticking to many of them.  And I hope that I will continue to do so.  Especially on the more important things.  For example, it's very important to me to keep Andrey away from the TV.  In fact, we don't allow it on while she is awake (unless Nate is watching football...which means I take Andrey into another room).  I know as she gets older I might allow her to watch a short program.  But TV is a big no-no here.  Lots of parents I know let their kids sit in front of it all day and it makes me CRAZY!

I also said I would never let my little one play with my cell phone.  I've thought it was a bad idea from the get-go.  And then one day it just happened.  I slipped and left it within her reach.

I took it away immediately - and she cried.

 Crying because you don't get your way doesn't work for me.  So she didn't get it back.  But then, a few days later it happened again.  And I let her play with it for a few minutes.  She loved it!  So now, if I find I'm desperate to keep her still for a minute, I'll give her my phone.

I'm so ashamed.

I said I'd never leave my kid in her PJ's all day.  This is another thing that makes me crazy.  Get your kid dressed!  Ugh.

 But we had this crazy snow storm.  And she was so comfy...

It seemed wrong of me to take her out of those warm fleece PJ's.  It only happened once.  I swear.

And she was glad to be in them all day long.  Wouldn't you be glad to wear them too?

I'm breaking my own rules.

It feels so wrong.

Consider this my confession.

1 comment:

  1. Love the blog Lisa! Fun reads and I so relate :) Keep them coming Mama!