Does It Make Me a Bad Mom If?

I find that sometimes things come up which make me question my parenting skills.  Now I’m not talking about anything abusive or negligent, like accidentally leaving my kid at the grocery store, although I’m sure that’s happened to some – no judgment!  But, I am talking about things that make me say to myself:

“Does this make me a bad mom?” 

Things like letting the Chiquita sit in a poopy diaper for ten more minutes so I can finish watching my show or the time she got really pissed and threw her baby down which caused her to slip and fall on the hardwood floor and when she started to cry I exploded in laughter.  “Wow, is this my crazy kid?”  

Sure, I helped her up and gave her a hug, but I did continue to laugh at her. 

It’s things like this that make me wonder if I’m scarring my kid in some way; if I’m setting her up to someday make some counselor very rich.

So that’s what I’m dedicating this section to; I’m hoping to share some funny and silly stories of times that I’ve – or I’m hoping other mom’s – have said to themselves, “Does this make me a bad mom?”  I’m going to attempt to make this a weekly post, but we’ll see how it plays out.

If you have any mom stories for me shoot me an email at and check back to see if it appears in the “Does It Make Me a Bad Mom If?” section.