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Sometimes…

January 15, 2014

Sometimes I buy  strawberries that aren’t organic.

Sometimes I pull into the driveway and sit there with my kids buckled in so I can make a phone call or read an email.

Sometimes I sit there for an extra minute so I can check Instagram.

Sometimes I skip words in storybooks (most times my kids call me out on this).

Sometimes I count the minutes until nap time.

Sometimes I leave the dishes in the sink.

Sometimes I’d rather do the dishes than play.

Sometimes I lie and say McDonald’s is closed.

Sometimes I let my kids eat McDonalds.

Sometimes I do activities like this:

sensory

And sometimes I think it wasn’t worth the mess.

Sometimes I lose it.

Sometimes I really lose it.

Sometimes I pretend not to see when my kids sneak cookies out of the pantry.

Sometimes I throw in the towel on making dinner and go buy a rotisserie chicken.

Sometimes I pretend to not remember that we forgot to brush the kids’ teeth after they are already tucked in.

Sometimes I let my kids watch an extra show just so I can straighten my hair.

Sometimes I let my kids watch an extra show just because….it’s quiet.

Sometimes I feel guilty about these things.

Sometimes I don’t.

Because, after all, it’s only sometimes.

 

  • Bonnie
    January 15, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Love the new look Linds! But REALLY LOVE this post! You are amazing!

    • Sisters to Sons
      January 15, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      Awh, thanks Bonnie! Something we can all relate to… especially moms of TWINS!! DOn’t know how you do it!

  • Casey Leigh
    January 15, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Great post and great new look!

  • Katie
    January 15, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Loved this post!! I smiled reading each of them!

  • Natalie
    January 15, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    such a cute post. Love the new look on the blog!

  • kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS
    January 16, 2014 at 8:51 am

    We’re all the same, doing the same things. Feels good to hear someone say it out loud!

  • Carrie
    January 16, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Love the new design! And I’m with you on about 92% of these. So glad it’s only sometimes! 🙂

  • Sherry
    January 16, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I love the new look and Sometimes.. yea been there done all.. that is what a makes great mother the sometimes comments.

  • Steph A
    January 16, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    and sometimes?

    YOU ARE NORMAL LIKE ME.

    I love posts like these that make me realize I am so, so, so not alone <3

  • Tina @ Life Without Pink
    January 16, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Love the new look!

  • Kim
    January 18, 2014 at 9:04 am

    In the era of “perfect pinterest parenting” its nice to see a real mom posting REAL thoughts about parenting and how we sometimes fall (very acceptably) short. Reading through your list I was whispering “guilty!” to myself on at least a half dozen… well ahem, almost all of them, and even had a few of my own to add. We are human. We are real, and in the age of photoshop and airbrushing, it seems as though so many are sanitizing and spiffing up their words in the same manner. Thank you for being REAL.

  • Abby
    January 18, 2014 at 9:35 am

    love the re-design so fresh! i love your blog ALWAYS, not sometimes 🙂

  • Tiffany
    January 18, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Love This! I sometimes (ahem…always) do all of these and I think it is perfectly fine…(especially the sit in the car thing and skipping words in a story) LOL

    PS My 6 year old can read and she has officially added at least 10 minutes to story time…LOL…

    • Sisters to Sons
      January 19, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Oh no, Tiffany! I am totally in trouble when they can actually read! Glad to know I’m not alone!! Thanks for reading and for sharing!!

  • Lacy
    January 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Hi Lindsey, I found you through the SITS Girls Tribe Building Challenge. I just stopped by to say hello and take a look around. I’m looking forward to getting to know you, and I think this was the perfect post to land on! As the mother four kids ages 5 and under, I always like hearing that I am not alone in my “imperfect” parenting because let’s face it…we all feel like failures quite often in today’s world. Thanks for sharing, and have a great week!

  • Kristen
    January 20, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    And sometimes you are lucky to find an amazing blogger through SITS! Great post and love your site…happy to be part of our tribe. Looking forward to connecting to you this week.

    BTW…McDonald’s is always closed in my house! 🙂

  • Andrea
    January 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Me, too. Also, sometimes I sneak a cookie from the pantry, too. 😉 stopping in from our SITS tribe – lovely to meet you!

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