Do you ever catch yourself?

December 19, 2009 by Rieshy
Hello, my name is Susan and I'm a uber-hypocrite-Mom.

Yesterday, I saw in my calendar that my 10 yo, Bekah, had a pediatrician's re-check appointment at 9:00.  It was 8:15 when I read the entry.  Panic and running and guilt ensued as the doctor is 30 minutes away and we were both still in our jammies. Guilt because it's easy to forget about my healthy kids medical needs when Jack's needs are so much more obvious.

As we ran out the door I grabbed a bag of frozen peanut M&M's and threw them to Bekah.  Breakfast of champions.  We munched chocolate goodness all the way to the pediatrician.

Of course the flow of time stopped completely in the waiting room.  I had the opportunity to amaze myself with my own hypocrisy:  In the waiting room there was girl about Bekah's age who was eating breakfast out of a baggy.

"Look at that baggy of full of some sort of crappo-sugary cereal complete with dyes of the rainbow variety. Poor child, what a horrid breakfast," I thought to myself.

Yes, I had fed my daughter M&M's for breakfast yet I had the temerity to mentally scoff at another mother who had planned ahead,  purchased, and packed cereal for her daughter.

A hypocrite's motto: It doesn't matter what your children eat as long as no one sees.
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5 comments:

Leah said...

I have fed my girls french fries from Sonic (which is WAY too close to our house before) when we've been in a hurry. Sign. Such is life.

Melanie said...

Unfortunately, that is often my motto...it is SO easy to find fault with others and yet justify our own "shortcomings". I love your blog, I've just been a lazy commenter lately :)

~Shelley~ said...

Love it!! Yes...sometimes my kids will eat brownies, that I made the evening before, for breakfast! No one has to know ;P

Visiting from FFF @ MBC! I'm a new follower! I'd love for you to come visit me!

~Shelley @ www.shelleysswag.blogspot.com

Inglesidemom said...

So glad I am not alone! That was hysterical.

Jen (THL)

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Your post was really funny and really true. I have done that too and I bet everyone has to some extent.

I have gotten much better to the point where now I try to overcompensate and make excuses for complete strangers just so I don't find myself "judging" That drives my husband nuts!

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