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(this really was intended to be a light-hearted thread, about what we do as adults, even though we know better. I just wanted to see what YOU all just can't resist doing, even though you shouldn't do it. or vice versa)<br><br>
It seems that every other thing I hear about kids is that they do something "even though they know not to." So the parents get mad, because obviously, if you know better, then if you are doing it anyways you are being outrightly defiant.<br><br>
But...I do a lot of things, even though I know better. It doesn't mean I'm being defiant to anyone, it means I'm human.<br>
It means the temptation to read "one more post" really is a bigger pull on me than cleaning the house (which desperately needs done). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
It means that when I yell at ds or dp (even though I KNOW that's a sucky thing to do), that I screwed up, and need to work on controlling myself better in the future. It doesn't mean that I have weighed the options, and then consciously and calmly decided "hmmm...I know this is wrong, but I'm going to do it anyways." (thankfully, there is rarely yelling in our house)
 

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Cough...Cough... I have this really bad habit of racing people off the line at a stoplight. I hate to see a car creeping up, revving its engine, etc. I coach myself, "I will not race, I will not race, I have kids now, I am an adult," etc, but I still do it sometimes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br>
Among a great many other things...
 

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Great thread! It's so true that we hold our little children to a much higher expectation that we hold ourselves.<br>
For me, I KNOW I shouldn't have dessert.....but my sweet dh just walked in the door from the Fresh Market (a nice high end specialty grocery) with three of my favorite desserts. I SHOULD get off the computer, and go get dd in her pj's. I SHOULD NOT be eating dessert. But, oh well.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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keep 'em coming!!!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> sometimes I think...man I shouldn't let DS do that, but I'm lazy and not up for the battle. Today it was systematically taking every last item out of my walk in pantry and spraying the floor with febreeze <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: Then I didn't wipe up the floor and DH fell into the metal rack in there and a giant bag of red beans fell all over the floor.<br><br>
I want to think I'm just the most glorious mom that ever existed (which I am LOL), but sometimes I admit, it is sheer and utter laziness.<br><br>
I remember when he was like 12 months or so, I wanted to catch up with a friend on the phone so I plopped him on the counter in front of me and gave him a sleeve of crackers. I was cleaning them up for days
 

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hmmm.... I know there are a million or more things I do that I know I shouldn't, these are the only ones I can think of right now<br><br>
1. I eat way to much junk food<br>
2. Drive way to fast sometimes<br>
3. Spend money I really shouldn't<br>
4. Go to MDC when I should be cleaning (like right now)<br><br>
Thats 4 down and a little under a million to go
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Today it was systematically taking every last item out of my walk in pantry and spraying the floor with febreeze Then I didn't wipe up the floor and DH fell into the metal rack in there and a giant bag of red beans fell all over the floor.<br><br>
I remember when he was like 12 months or so, I wanted to catch up with a friend on the phone so I plopped him on the counter in front of me and gave him a sleeve of crackers. I was cleaning them up for days</div>
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I can SO understand the sentiment of not feeling up to the battle. It's like, "do I want to stop her from making a mess, even though it's not going to hurt anyone, or do I want to finish the dishes/ finish my email/ finish reading this post?"<br>
I would say I shouldn't let my 12 month old watch so many videos. I console myself with the fact that she only watches "<a href="http://www.signingtime.com" target="_blank">Signing Time</a>" or <a href="http://www.muzzyonline.com" target="_blank">Muzzy.</a> There are no product placements or ads and by the age of 12 months she is already using over 40 signs and understands at least 60 (but can't yet form them with her tiny hands). And she's learning French, Spanish, German, and Italian.<br>
But still.... She is watching videos at least once a day<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:....
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I couldn't read this and not post! I loved this one:<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><br>
I can SO understand the sentiment of not feeling up to the battle. It's like, "do I want to stop her from making a mess, even though it's not going to hurt anyone, or do I want to finish the dishes/ finish my email/ finish reading this post?"<br>
I would say I shouldn't let my 12 month old watch so many videos. I console myself with the fact that she only watches "<a href="http://www.signingtime.com" target="_blank">Signing Time</a>" or <a href="http://www.muzzyonline.com" target="_blank">Muzzy.</a> There are no product placements or ads and by the age of 12 months she is already using over 40 signs and understands at least 60 (but can't yet form them with her tiny hands). And she's learning French, Spanish, German, and Italian.<br>
But still.... She is watching videos at least once a day<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:....</div>
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Seriously! Tonight I let me 13 month old DD sit on the kitchen floor with a box of small crackers and feed the dog so that I could finish dinner. I new those crackers would inevitably end up up side down and all over the floor. I was cleaning up crackers for a good 25 minutes and they are still every were!!
 

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I have been known to eat brownies at breakfast time and nutella on a spoon, straight from the jar. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br><br>
I mutter things at the drivers in front of me. (When ds was 2, he was driving a neighbor's push car, and saying something. I said "What?" and he replied "Oh, I'm just muttering at the drivers in front of me.!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)<br><br>
I get mad when I lose things.<br><br>
I wait until I have no clean socks before I do laundry.<br><br>
I don't dust because I hate it.<br><br>
I stay up late playing computer games when I would be better served going to bed and SLEEPING! (Gee, I wonder why dd fights sleep so much?)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have been known to eat brownies at breakfast time and nutella on a spoon, straight from the jar. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:</div>
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OMG! What is with nutella?! when I was pregnant the first time I swear I would sit and polish off a whole stupid jar. I microwaved it and poured it all over everything
 

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i cant resist chocolate or candy......when I see it in a store, I MUST look at it or buy some.<br><br>
I cant resist yelling when I get stressed out, but I'm working on that one.<br><br>
I can't help panicing over the littlest things sometimes, also working on that one.<br><br>
I also cant resist the offer of getting take out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I mutter things at the drivers in front of me. (When ds was 2, he was driving a neighbor's push car, and saying something. I said "What?" and he replied "Oh, I'm just muttering at the drivers in front of me.!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)</div>
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omg I hope I never hear dd say the kind of things I said in the car today when a truck almost ran me off the road!
 

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I just finished off a 9x13" pan of triple berry crisp.. by myself<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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m your killing me, i love digestives! *misses new zealand food*
 

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taking "just a spoonful " of ice cream...all day long<br>
staying up late to surf the net<br>
laughing my butt off when DS says "DAMMIT" when I brake too hard<br>
asking DS in front of my friends what one should say when the brakes don't work and laughing too hard when he says "DAMMIT"
 

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I curse like drunken sailor.<br>
I have been known to let DS have candy for breakfast.<br>
DS has gone to school in the clothes he has worn to bed.<br>
DS often goes to bed in the clothes he has worn all day.<br>
I am a sucker for potty humor and laugh along with DS.<br>
I let DS snack in bed.<br><br>
There are probably a million more!
 

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i forget *everything*<br>
im always late<br>
i procrastinate<br>
i do fun things before work everytime<br>
i spend too much money<br>
i get mad easily and crabby when i misplace things<br>
ect ect ect <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
eta: oh yeah and i curse so incredibly much
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i cant resist chocolate or candy......when I see it in a store, I MUST look at it or buy some.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I laugh, but only because you put in there "look at it", because I ALWAYS look at the candy when I go shopping!!!<br><br>
I can't resist buying $5 lattes every single time I go to Target (we have a Starbucks in our Target). I go to Target at least 3 times a week!<br><br>
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I'm a one-last-post reader. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
Way too much sugary foods. Heck, I have 2 poptarts here right now.<br><br>
~Nay
 
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