I chose to make this confession anonymously because I don't want to be judged.  Even T.V. host put shame on people like me.  They say these feelings can't be true.  Even posting this as anonymous, I am sure someone will take offense to this post.  I need to express that there are some of us out there that feel like me.

Here is my confession:

I love spending time with my kids.   

I hate when they go off to school or sleep overs. 

I love to watch them grow. 

I don't want them to grow up too fast. 

I often want to have them skip school and just hang out with me.  I just don't do it because it isn't what is best.

I love to spoil them.

I don't yell at my kids.

I take great pride that the teachers at school fight to have my children in their classes.

I don't think the teen years are terrible.  I think that teens are actually fun.  I am their parent, not their friend, but being their parent is fun.

Toddler fits don't phase me because I enjoy teaching them to communicate properly.  I understand the fits are their inability to express themselves.

I believe parenting with a firm hand means teaching your children to respect you and others but doesn't require smacking, hitting, or spanking.

I love to watch my husband be a great parent to our kids.  I also love that we show our kids how to love and be loved and we make time for each other. 

I don't home school because I am not a great teacher but have great respect for those that do.

I miss nursing my babies. 

I really could have had 10 kids but felt it wouldn't have been fair to my other kids. 

I love staying in shape for my family so I can be around for years. I don't understand parents that say they don't have time for health.  It is a great example for my kids.   I also don't understand parents that dress like their teen. 

Those of us that feel like this are not mom myths.  I think that there are mom of us than there are not, but we keep our mouths shut because it sounds like bragging.

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Apr. 30, 2011 at 2:11 AM

Almost every thing you believe is what is true for me, but I like it when they have sleepovers, it helps them to grow, but I feel like I gain more with them over here. We usually bond more with letting the kids have these nights and it's just so comfy to know they have others to grow and bond and express their thoughts, and play together / learn with.  I don't believe in spanking and recently I have put this to the test, when they are in their ''know it all'' moods.  I just say blah, blah is NOT SAFE !!!  And I love you,!! so thank me and dad right now please. slide

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Apr. 30, 2011 at 3:29 AM I agree with a lot of what you said... I does sound like bragging but oh well...

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Apr. 30, 2011 at 7:33 AM

Agree! And, I think you sound like a GREAT MOM! ;-)

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Apr. 30, 2011 at 7:37 AM

I am actively trying to be more like this!  I'm sorry you thought you'd be bashed by posting this, but kudos to you anyway.  You are an awesome mom!

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Apr. 30, 2011 at 8:32 AM

You sound like an amazing mom

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Apr. 30, 2011 at 9:28 AM

I love what you wrote and i dont think that you needed to hide to share it.

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Apr. 30, 2011 at 12:52 PM

its so sad when people post how fulfilled and content they are and others seem to think that your happiness causes their despair!

i agree with the above statements and not being said b/c they sound like bragging!

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Apr. 30, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Why hide. Your an awesome mom.Anybody that has a problem with the way you are has problems of their own they need to work out.

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Apr. 30, 2011 at 10:43 PM

It sounds like you really enjoy being a mom...some things that other moms struggle with you take in stride. Be proud of that

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May. 1, 2011 at 7:40 AM

O.o Soooo what was the point of hiding to write this? I was expecting the opposite of what you wrote, so much so that by the time I got to your last paragraph (throw in the typos) I was confused. I had to ask myself,WHAT MYTH? is this sarcasm? Reading the other responses, I guess this is how you truly feel. Isn't this the norm in parenting for the most part, with perhaps some differences on common single topic issues such as spanking. Yeah so maybe the needing to say you are doing this anonymously turns what would normally be a post about your liking being a parent into bragging. And even if that is the case, honestly, wth cares? It's how you feel.

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