Before I was a mom it would’ve sounded weird. Now I’m a mom and this is normal life.
Hiding in closets to eat foods. Baked lay’s potato chips and Hershey hugs. Lol! I don’t want to have to share every single thing I eat every time I want to eat it. I will wait that the thought of having to share is a deterrent and it helped me when I was on my weight loss plan.
Peeing with the door open. Very practical reason for this: If you close the door they hurry to find the worst possible thing to get into and wreak havoc! At least if the door is open you can see, hear and yell.
Watching TV on mute with captions on. During nap-time or bedtime the worst thing you can do is make noise. Sometimes I want to watch stuff without someone getting up to ask if they can see too. And some of the stuff I want to watch isn’t rated PG or TV-Y. If the volume is on, they will hear it and repeat. When they repeat they say it at the worst possible time to the most pious person in earshot. You don’t want them screaming out “Shit” at church or calling grandma “stupid.” They can’t say it if they haven’t ever heard it.
Cooking 3 meals everyday and eating cereal from a snack baggie. This honestly I never planned to do. Mister-mini has a dairy allergy. He is supposed to grow out of it and we will continue to hope that he does but until then it limits what we all can eat while we are home. Most frozen foods or easy box prep foods have some kind of dairy in it. I’ve gotten good at recreating stuff we like to eat without dairy thanks to help from other moms, Pinterest and my dad who I consider to be an amateur chef. But I feel safer and we have had fewer reactions since I started making everything at home. Also since Mister-mini is allergic to milk and Mini-sir is lactose intolerant they don’t eat cereal in a bowl so we put it in snack baggies and eat it like that. Me-Mini will rarely ask for a bowl of cereal and milk so it’s a non-issue. Hubby and I just don’t eat cereal anymore and we don’t seem to miss it too much.
Not listening to the radio or watching live TV. There are certain things I don’t want to hear my kids say ever. Great examples are those old club songs I used to love. I don’t want my kid singin “lick it like a lollipop” or “from the window to wall…” So most kids bop songs are okay. I made a playlist on my ipod and we Netflix/Amazon Prime/Hulu-and- chill. Plus I HATE commercials on the radio and on TV, so it’s a win win for me while they are all in the car or awake. At night time or when they are asleep it’s whatever hubby and I want. Mostly though, I am too tired to care. Eventually I’m sure that will change. When they are old enough to understand that they can’t watch, say and do everything we can as adults then we can start exposing them to more. I also don’t have a problem with explaining things within reason. The goals are to protect their innocence and my sanity.