10 Things Kids Would Be Surprised to Learn About Their Mom

10 Things My Kids Would Be Surprised to Learn About Their Mom

September 19, 2011


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10 Things My Kids Would Be Surprised to Learn About Their Mom
Me and my kids at the beach.  Little do they know I hate wearing bathing suits.

1. My real name isn’t Mama, Mom, Ma, Mommy or any version of it.

2. My super-human mom powers don’t include being able to see or hear what they’re doing when they’re not in front of me.  No I don’t have eyes behind my head…I just get lucky at guessing and it keeps them in check.

3. Sometimes I don’t really want to eat my vegetables and want to go straight to dessert.  More cupcakes, please!

4. I sometimes watch iCarly when they’re not home.  That Gibby kid is funny, and I don’t know about you, but Sam is a much better actress than Carly.

5. My feet grew an entire size bigger after having kids.  Yeah, mama’s a freak like that.

6. I sometimes go to the bathroom just to read a magazine or play Sudoku and have “quiet Mommy time”.

7. My hair used to be naturally super-shiny and stick straight before having them.  Now I have a ball of frizz that can only be tamed with a flat iron.

8. Sometimes I listen to Howard Stern when I’m alone in the car.  Yes, naughty, naughty.

9. I stress about math homework.  It’s sad, but even 2nd grade math gives me a headache.

10. After I put them to bed, I’m up working for another six hours…doing posts like this.

Your turn.  What are some things your kids would be surprised to learn about you?  Sound off in the comments below.

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  • Hannah
    September 20, 2011

  • LOVED the first one! When I was little, I thought my mom’s name really WAS “mommy,” and I used to think, “Oh, isn’t that lucky for her that she had a kid? Otherwise, it seems like that would have been awkward for her, with a name like ‘mommy!’”

    Also, I FEAR the growing of the feet! I LOVE some of my shoes, dammit!

  • Diann
    September 22, 2011

  • My little one would be amazed that when I get home from a long day (starting with dropping her off at the babysitter’s at 7am so I can be on time for my 7:30am class and ending with me coming home at 3am from my 11 hour shift, which happens after my classes, of course) I am really not in the mood to play Barbies and watch Dora. All Mama wants is a Captain and Ginger and an episode of House before she passes out.
    Also, I don’t need help with my homework. Really. I’m ok doing it on my own. My teacher doesn’t appreciate your drawings of aliens the way I do, especially when they are on top of the diagram of the brain I was supposed to be working on :-)

  • mumster
    October 15, 2011

  • 1. i eat cookies and popcorn in bed
    2. i listen to rock music, dance erotically, sing off-key, and play air guitar when they arent around