As a parent, I feel I am ridiculously lazy. Or as I like to call it “being smart”.
I’ve put my kids to bed in their clothes for the next day (after a bath of course), made a whole bag of chicken nuggets for dinner (and that’s it); and more often than I like to admit I’ve been to lazy to go and put the washing in the drier, so I’ve had to wash it again (a few times.
So I took to my Parenting View Facebook Group (which you’re welcome to join), and put it to the Mums and Dads out there:
Finish this sentence (about parenting): “I was so lazy, one time I …”
Here are some of the hilarious responses (thank you ladies for allowing me to post these!):
… threw out the sh*t covered singlet (instead of washing it – ain’t nobody got time for that)
… wiped my kid down with a baby wipe because I couldn’t be bothered giving her a bath
… put a box of toys in my room so when they get up at stupid o’clock I just lie here while they play with their “lost” toys.
… some times I give my kids cereal for dinner when I just cannot adult
… finished my sons homework – handwriting and all ? just once when it needed to be finished and he was outside somewhere ??♀️
… over-sprayed myself with perfume before going out so I didn’t have to change the clothes I had been wearing for 2 days.
… moved everything that looked like a mess into the bedrooms, and shut the doors when we had visitors so my house looked tidy
… I rinsed clothing in the shower with me and my child after he was sick on me at a young age
… I let my 10 year old eat a bowl of spaghetti, that she cooked herself in the microwave, for dinner
… watched kids TV because I couldn’t be bothered getting up and changing the channel
… hid all the dirty dishes in the oven when I had visitors coming
… texted my kid, who was in the next room, that dinner was ready
… stayed at my parents (with the kids) for the weekend so they could parent instead of me
… scooped up my daughters dinner she chucked on the floor and gave it back to her
… we all stayed in our pyjamas all day
… put the spare mattress on floor in lounge so kids could use it as a trampoline so I didn’t have to supervise them outside
… put a couple of towels over a wet bed and went back to bed, washed everything the next day
… forgot I had wet clothes in the hamper and when I finally got around to washing them they were al covered in mould so I threw them out
… dropped the kids off at school, came home and crawled back into bed till it was pick up time
… don’t have a shower ever day because I just get so busy with other things
… lay down on the floor and let my kids climb on me while I fell asleep
… just after I changed my child’s nappy, they did a nugget of a poo, so I just tipped it down the toilet and didn’t change the nappy
Let’s be honest, most of these things are SMART, not lazy HAHAH … and hopefully you feel a little less alone after reading that!!! What’s the “laziest” thing you’ve ever done as a parent?
LET ME KNOW BELOW!