Friday, November 22, 2013

sometimes I'm not the greatest mumma.

When I was pregnant (before we knew Odin was Odin!), I had made a promise to myself to avoid screen time for at least the first 5 years. We don't have a TV and Zak and I will watch our fair share of movies on the computer, but always after Odin falls asleep. In the past few months, I have found myself on more than one occasion putting a movie on for little O or handing him my phone to play with. It usually happens when I'm beyond exhausted and have tried my best to keep up with my wild boy. 

Sometimes I lay in bed and try with all my might to keep Odin in bed with me so that I don't have to chase. Piles of books and other distractions to keep him occupied so I can lay there with my eyes closed for just a few more moments.

Now, I realize that these things really aren't so bad, but it just makes me think about how differently I thought I would be pre-baby! Parenting is hard work and being a stay at home mom is so physically and emotionally exhausting. Giving your all to another little human being is tiring! What are some of the things you swore you wouldn't do, but now give a little leeway to?


  1. Amen! been there, done that. It's SO fun to laugh to ourselves as we hear new parents SWEAR this and PROMISE that. Until you do it for yourself and find YOUR groove - you aint know shit!

  2. So timely you bring this up! I actually thought I would be more relaxed with the TV, but about a week ago my daughter's behavior was really flaring up. We used to let he watch one show every morning. W turned it off and she hasn't watched anything in a week. The change in behavior has been night and day! I use TV as a break for myself too, so we will see how long we can keep this up!

  3. You're not alone! We do our best to avoid as much "screen time" and/or "technology" as possible, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do to get through the day. Especially with my older kids, needing to do school work on computers (which then leads to "but I finished my homework so I started playing minecraft..." lol). I always like to think people without kids are the most amazing selfless parents... until they actually have the kids ;)