I Am a Sh@tty Mom
There’s a new book out that I wish I wrote called Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us
. It’s spelled like that. The chapters titles alone resonate with me on a level that Eat, Pray, Love could never reach.
I try to be the best mom I can but I am a Sh@tty Mom. I am not ashamed. If you say you’re good mom, GREAT. We’re just not going to be friends and that’s okay because you’re a liar.
Sh@tty Moms keep it real. Do you recognize yourself in these chapter titles? I do.
Chapter 37 – Miss Work Without Saying it’s Because of Your Sick Kid
One day my son was sick so I called in. I thought it would be considered a sick day for me but when I returned I discovered the new company policy. If your kid was sick and you called in, you were charged a vacation day. Keep in mind I had taken a total of three sick days in a decade i.e. I always showed up. From that policy change moment on it was miraculous! My children were never sick again!
And neither were any of my parent co-worker friends. I however did have to call in when I had Fifth Disease, pink eye, and complications due to puberty.
Chapter 12 – Organized Sports Might be Great for the Kids, but they Suck for You
One of my most favorite organized sports moments happened in pee wee football…..keep reading.