HomeParenting10 Signs You Are an Imperfect Parent September 30, 2013 Are you an imperfect parent? I know I am, but realizing this has taken me 10+ years. I’m imperfect, my parenting style is not perfect. But the good news is, we are surviving and we are happy. What more can you ask for? Being a digital mom, who posts about real life and my kids – IRL people often ask me about my parenting and kids. I’ve stopped taking things personally, because I’ve come to the realization that how you run your family and house is up to you. You have to do what’s best for you. I had a neighbor who once told me, everyone is given 100% – how they choose to divide that 100% is up to them. This is so true. Good luck being perfect with your 100%, it isn’t going to happen. Let’s give a lookie and see if i’m the only imperfect parent, perhaps you are too. Signs That You Are an Imperfect Parent Your Walls Have Been Colored Oh no! What is wrong with you for letting your kid color on your walls?? Your Kids Have Left The House Without Shoes We may have made it to pre-school the other day without shoes on a kid. No judging. You Have Forgotten Diapers I can’t count the times that we have forgotten a diaper bag or didn’t have diapers in the car and have had to make an emergency stop at a drug store… Your Car is Filthy Hey, once a month my car looks kid-free (when I take it for it’s monthly clean-out!) You know it’s bad when your car is filthy and you are asking for a car detail for your birthday. You Let Your Kid Sleep In His Clothes Maybe it’s just me, but are PJ’s a requirement? Sure, when we can we change them. Maybe it’s the fact that pajamas = more laundry and this mom is soooo done with laundry. You Have Fed Your Kids McDonalds I SWORE I would NEVER feed my kids McDonalds. While Mickey D’s is NOT on our top 100 list, it’s quick and easy and the kids will gladly eat it if need be. Your Kids Clothes Don’t Match Our toddlers are in the dress yourself phase and I am totally okay with that, I think. Sure, I will change them if it doesn’t mean a knock down drag out fight. These are perfections that I have to release. Your Couch Also Serves as a Make Shift Trampoline/Fort I swear, someday when we can go a week without a spill in the living room and buy a new couch, the pillows WILL be attached! Loose pillows make for great forts and trampolines. Going to Church Feels Like a Vacation While I love me sometime with Jesus, I do admit the 60 minute service also serves as a mommy refuel. Church feels like a vacation knowing that my kids are in good care with someone else, while I can just have an hour alone with my husband and God. You Have Gone to Work With a Goo’ed Shirt Do I even have to go into how many times I have walked in to a meeting with goo from a child on my shirt? Typically this is the should area, and it’s either food or snot. You really don’t know and typically don’t have time to care. Are You an Imperfect Parent? It’s okay if you are, I promise. If more of us embrace this – the world will be a happier place knowing that we are all in good company. Over on Babble today, I’m talking about my toddlers in: My Toddlers Aren’t Perfect – and Neither are Your’s. The post was sparked by questions asking me if my kids really wrote on my walls and if my kids really run around naked. Because the good Lord knows that my kids are the first and only kids to do this, ha! SO What if you aren’t perfect? Join the club. The Imperfect Parent Club. The Laundry is Trying to Kill Me Get Along Shirt for Fighting Kids - Creative Parenting The Best Way to Track Prescriptions Mom Hacks - Creative Parenting for Crazy Kids Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website * Copy This Password * * Type Or Paste Password Here * Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.