I’ll Never Do That #momlife

As moms we all have expectations, don’t we? Expectations about what we will and won’t do as a mom. But the list of things I said I’d never do, but have since done or allowed my kids to do, seems to grow as they do. Often, I don’t even realize it until mid-act. When those #momlife moments happen, those things I catch myself doing that I said I never would- sometimes I cringe, sometimes I laugh, and sometimes I look around to see if anyone is secretly videotaping the debacle. 

Here are some #momlife moments of things I said I’d never do (but might have done anyway):

  • Watch my child drink out of a milk carton and do nothing but make a mental note not to drink out of it myself. 
  • Hide in the closet and eat a snack because I don’t want to share.
  • Spit on a napkin to wipe my child’s face in a desperate attempt to be presentable when going out of the house.  
  • Feed my kids ice cream for breakfast.
  • Hide an obnoxious toy and then help them search for it later. Sometimes it’s because I can’t remember where I put it and sometimes because I’m just playing along.
  • Use the iPad as a means of bringing quiet and calm, even in public. (Hello peaceful meal at a restaurant!)
  • Clean their rooms for them.  I’m a firm believer that they should take responsibility for their room and stuff but I admit I have snuck in to pick up after them when I just can’t stand the mess any longer.  
  • Pretend to forget about a punishment I previously gave. Because sometimes a punishment doesn’t always fit the crime, but you don’t realize it until later.
  • Apologize so many times.  I didn’t think motherhood would be so hard and that I would be so bad at it some days.  I never imagined needing to apologize to them so frequently.

What about you?  What are your best #momlife moments that you thought you’d never do? Let’s add to this list! 


  1. Let my toddler a atch shows almost all day while we are both stuck at home with fevers/illness because I just can’t today. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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