another round of mom confessions

This post about mom confessions was pretty well-received last month...so I'm back with another round! Remember, this is a judgement-free zone and feel free to post your own mom (or dad!) confessions in the comments. Let's commiserate together. ;-)

  • My kids have been battling the stomach virus. Poor Isabel has been sick for a full week and Liam is just getting started. Early this morning (after already waking up with Isabel at least three or four times, I lost count) Liam had an explosion...in our bed...as I snoozed next to him. I pulled the sheets off the bed and cleaned him up but there was still a smelly spot on the mattress. Liam was already back to sleep and I didn't want to wake him so I just threw some towels on top and went back to sleep. Yup. I know. Gross. BUT as soon as the kids were up this morning I scrubbed that mattress clean!
  • While we are on the subject of the dreaded stomach virus, I have decided (as if there were any doubt in my mind before) that I really can never ever have another baby ever again. Ever. Going through stuff like this is hard. Really hard. And I just don't have it in me to do it again and again with more children. Two is plenty. 
  • Okay, I admit it, I use the TV and iPad as a babysitter sometimes. Isabel has been going through an extreme clingy phase and Liam has always been a mama's boy. It's tough getting anything done with these two so sometimes I put on some Daniel Tiger so I can clean the kitchen in peace. 
  • I have yet to take Liam to the dentist. He's two and a half and he's had all his teeth since well before he turned two. I'm kind of afraid I will take him and they will tell me he has cavities and his teeth are a mess and I'm a horrible mom. 
  • I am really happy that Isabel is such a daddy's girl. It really doesn't bother me that she prefers him to me. Maybe it's because Liam has always been so attached to me that I can't imagine having two that obsessed with me. Besides, I'm sure when she's older we will have our own girl fun. 
  • I fantasize about what life will be like when Isabel is old enough to go to school so I can go back to work. I love being a stay-at-home mom and wouldn't change it, but I'm looking forward to moving on to a different phase too. 
  • When Liam wakes up in the morning he will usually tell me, "maybe you rest and I go find papi," because I basically trained him to do that. It only buys me about an extra five minutes before I have to actually get up, but I'll take what I can get. 

Don't forget to share your own mom confessions in the comments.