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Thursday, September 23, 2010

I'm Guilty

Here are my crimes:

*Reading all the super-nice comments from yesterday about what I wonderful teacher I was when really, I was so strict that a lot of my students probably didn't like me very much. I might have made a difference in some of my students' lives, but I was far from perfect.

*Letting my roots get scary and then mocking the girl at the salon who asked "What do you want done to them?" when I called for an appointment to have my roots done.

*Recording two shows at once on the dvr that Hubs had no interest in watching, so that he had to go into the bedroom to watch tv instead of being able to watch on the "big tv." And then laughing at him when he threw the remote in disgust.

*Watching too much tv. Fall shows are back!

*Falling asleep at an hour that allows me to wake up feeling rested, but makes me feel like a preschooler when I tell someone just how early that is.

*Skipping the gym this week. Even though I just started going last week.

*Not paying the crazy amount for express shipping for my brother's wedding present, even though that means that it might not get there until they are on their honeymoon, instead of before the wedding.

*Getting annoyed with my oldest's kindergarten teacher. Especially because I tend to get up on my former-teacher soapbox and talk about how teachers deserve a chance and that we should cut them some slack. I'm still annoyed.

*Not writing the next part of my steamy story from my crazy early twenties.  Oh, and not really thinking that it was that steamy until after reading your comments.

*Not feeling the slightest bit guilty about leaving my kids with my husband for the entire weekend so that I can go to Type A Mom.

*Not actually being a Type A Mom, but going to the conference anyway. Thinking the jeans and yoga pants I packed will probably give me away.

*Hoping that mil can't help Hubs out with the kids during my weekend away so that he can see what it's like to be me.

Completely guilty. Thinking I should be punished. Maybe there's a mom-prison somewhere. On a tropical island. With lots of naps. And drinks. And no laundry to do. And wi-fi.

Oh yes, send me there.

What have you done? Tell me why you deserve to go to that island escape mom-prison with me.

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Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by. I am ready for Asheville if you can pry my arms off my little guy. Thank goodness the big guy will be there to hold on to.

September 23, 2010 at 7:06 AM  
Blogger Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Oh Shell, it's totally different when it's your own child. Try getting annoyed at your child's teacher when not only are you a teacher, but she is your co-worker... AWKWARD! :)

Have fun at Type A mom- is it this weekend?

September 23, 2010 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Goodnight moon said...

I think that we are all guilty of things like this. Here's one from me....my house is a freaking MESS! And realize when I say a mess....I mean like a mess is piled in EVERY room in my house! Yet here I am...typing away on my computer.

I do the same thing with the DVR. Fox gets so mad at me. But I can't help NOT being able to catch up on a show that I recorded.

Have so much fun at Type A mom...your gonna be awesome!! Yoga pants and all:)

September 23, 2010 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

There are very few things here that actually make you guilty. Cut yourself some slack silly. Oh that's right, you are when you get to that prison :D

Wish I could be like you on the sleeping. More people should be like you about sleep.

September 23, 2010 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

My boys were arguing yet again yesterday over the stupid Wii, so I very dramatically unplugged everything and packed it in a box and told them I was going to sell it... although I have no intention on doing so. Nah, I guess that doesn't count 'cause I really don't have any guilt. ;)

8:30 is my preferred bedtime, but the new shows on TV kept me up until 10 last night. :/

September 23, 2010 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger That One Mom said...

I think you know most of my dirty little secrets! Can I go to Mom Jail with you? Pretty Please?

September 23, 2010 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

I think going to the TypeA Mom conference incognito is punishment enough. Have a blast!

September 23, 2010 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

I deserve to go with you. I told my 18-year-old that if he continued to surf porn in the middle of the afternoon and then went upstairs to take care of business one more time while I am aware of it, I would start having sex with his father in the living room during the time he might come down to fix his lunch for the next day. Yep, send me to mom-prison...

September 23, 2010 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I LOVE the last one.

I am guilty of actually wanting to have more Open Houses at my school just so my husband could more often experience the joy of pick up, drop off, make dinner, bathe, pack lunches, lay out clothes for the five kids.
And one those nights I plan to return home and say, "Why are you so tired?"
I kill me.
I need to go to mom prison too.
(Above commenter cracked me the hell up!!)

September 23, 2010 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger singedwingangel said...

Oh wait there is aplace like that for real?? See I am so out of the loop dagnabbit btw what exactly is a Type A mom?? Although if your jeans and yoga pants keep you from being one I am fairly sure my PJs would stop me as well lol

September 23, 2010 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

Your sentence is the Type A Mom conference. Enjoy it! ;-)

I'm so guilty of so much, that I could hijack your blog.

September 23, 2010 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Life Without Pink said...

Oh girl you don't want to see my list of things I am guilty of! And love the one about hoping your MIL can't help out your hubby. I secretly wish that all the time or that the boys would act the way they do when I am home; wild, out of control and exhausting! Have fun at the conference!

September 23, 2010 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Life Without Pink said...

Oh girl you don't want to see my list of things I am guilty of! And love the one about hoping your MIL can't help out your hubby. I secretly wish that all the time or that the boys would act the way they do when I am home; wild, out of control and exhausting! Have fun at the conference!

September 23, 2010 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I also tend to go to bed ridiculously early - emabarrassingly early (by 9pm).

I get up early though (most mornings) at like 5:45am so I figure that is my excuse.

September 23, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Okay, so Mom Prison sounds divine. What do I have to do to get thrown in with you?

My most recent crime? Throwing myself the biggest, bloggin pity party ever on my post yesterday. Wow, I knew I needed to vent, but going back now and reading it just sounds pathetic. Guilty!

September 23, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Cristy said...

TOO funny! those crimes are crimes performed by so many women on a daily basis! haha.

My most recent crime?

Blogging yesterday about what a crappy day I was having and acting like a big 'ol baby about it!

September 23, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Just Another Mom of 2 said...

Ahh, I so wish I could go to Type-A Mom with you!! Have a blast- and agreed, cut yourself some slack girl!

September 23, 2010 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

My list of crimes is anything but short! I am more than willing to add a few more if it means I can go to that prison!

Have fun at the conference!

September 23, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Jules said...

I actually did the same thing with the DVR the other night......

You pretty much sound pretty normal to me...don't be so hard on yourself.

September 23, 2010 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger The Boob Nazi said...

I am soooooooooo excited for TV to be back.

September 23, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Ian said...

Mom-Prison? Um yeah. Not a mom.

Hells Kitchen was off the chain last night. Looking forward to the Office tonight

September 23, 2010 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Man, I wish I was a mom so I could go to that prison - I love tropical drinks and Wi-Fi!

September 23, 2010 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Um I'd like to go to that prison too! And fall TV totally has us wacked at home.... but I'm IN HEAVEN!

September 23, 2010 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Fall TV has been amazing this week. I LOVE new shows. Also, I wish I was goignt o that conference. Or that I was a Type A mom. Actually, just that I was a mom. This week? I ma gulity of cursing at people in my head. A LOT.

September 23, 2010 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

Don't be so hard on yourself! Most of your offenses are ones I commit daily!

September 23, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Venassa said...

I was totally guilty for tying up the DVR on the boyfriend when we first got it. The best part was that I was at work while the shows were taping, so he was stuck home alone with no tv haha.
At least your crimes all seem to be nothing too serious. No jail time yet.

September 23, 2010 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Stasha said...

YES! Yes, I need a life sentence at your Mom prison!

Have fun this weekend!

September 23, 2010 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

How's them roots today? I was in recently...mine are only hilites, but dayum, it sucks to pay for the baby blond i used to have for free.  Not gonna lie, I love when Mr. Kiss has to go somewhere else to watch T.V. Our house has 3 dvr boxes [obsessed much?] and some days 2 of them are 'taken.' He'll always win in ManLand, so there's that. :

September 23, 2010 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger shortmama said...

I want that same punishment!

September 23, 2010 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Di said...

I go on strike every few months so my hubby realizes everything I do. I enjoy watching him run out of clean clothes and eat ramen noodles for dinner and not have anything to drink. I don't feel guilty for doing it either!

September 23, 2010 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Brittney said...

you deserve a break dont feel guilty enjoy :)

September 23, 2010 at 12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! I've always thought the loony bin wouldn't be such a bad place, but I was wrong.

I want your Mom's Prison.

Will you be having a giveaway?

hee hee

September 23, 2010 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Cannonball14 said...

I confess, I'm not a Type A anything but I wish I were going!

Also, I have caught myself several times mulling over the age old question of if we can leave our 1 yr old asleep in our hotel room to take a dip in the hottub this weekend in the mountains. Yep, guilty.

September 23, 2010 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

Have fun at Type A!!

September 23, 2010 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Cheryl D. said...

Have a great time on Type A!

September 23, 2010 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Joann Mannix said...

Just so you know, you have one year after a wedding to send a gift. Good thing you didn't pay the extra.

Have so much fun at Type A and say hello to your roommate, my neighbor, for me.

Let's see, I am guilty of so many things, but for today, I'll say, I am guilty of ignoring my life as I sit on this computer and write and write and write.

September 23, 2010 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

I was mom guilty for sitting on the computer and watching my tv shows on my DVR while my daughter was doing her homework. It should have only taken her 30 minutes to to read her book and it took her 90 minutes.

Have fun at your Type A conference, you might start a trend with your yoga pants!

September 23, 2010 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Yeah, watching waaaayyy too much TV here, too!

And hurry up with the rest of that steamy story, would ya?!

Can I be jealous that you're going to Type A Mom? #doubletrouble

September 23, 2010 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

Do NOT feel guilty at all about Type A! You are going to have the best time! I'm going on a girls weekend tomorrow w/my friend from high school and I don't feel bad about it at all. We deserve some adult time!

September 23, 2010 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Salt said...

No shame in not picking that express shipping! That can be so EXPENSIVE. Plus technically you have a whole year to get him a gift, right? ;)

September 23, 2010 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

can we say dealing with a sick kid for the past two weeks, no make that 9 months of antibiotics and ear infections only to end it with tubes and adnoids removed. i need that island vaca pronto!

September 23, 2010 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

I think my MIL was pulling into our driveway the moment my plane took off for BlogHer. And really? Hubs WON'T know what it's like, b/c dads think non-stop TV and McDonalds for every meal is just fine! lol

September 23, 2010 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Lourie said...

If that is prison send me now! I recorded a whole boat load of shows last night. Tonight it is Grey's and Private Practice. I made cookies instead of exercising. My garbage bins are still sitting at the curb. Those are my minor offenses. :p

September 23, 2010 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger chele said...

I'd love to go to mom prison for refusing to cook dinner when I know I won't be home to eat it. Those kids can fend for themselves.

September 23, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

What do I feel guilty about?

I just woke up from a nap...and I loved it. I never take naps. I don't know what got into me.

My kids are awake upstairs and I seriously want to wait until Husband gets home from work to bring them downstairs...he hasn't left work yet.

I wasn't able to make it to my Aunt's funeral today b/c of my leg and I really want to be with my family.

I admitted to my physical therapist that my exercises are a lot easier after a glass of wine and then joked about showing up schnockered for my morning appointments...only to have her tell me that she never takes a freaking aspirin much less drinks!

I still think you're pretty awesome though. BTW...speaking of giving teachers a chance...have you watched Oprah this week about that education movie? I'd love to see it...wanna go? LOL

September 23, 2010 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

I think you should skip Type A and come visit me instead... we can be Type B together LOL

September 23, 2010 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Simoney said...

You are too funny and I think I need to be sent to "mom Prison" too for sitting here in my PJ's at 9.41am, blog-reading while my toddler watches MORE TV. I am the WORST.
He should be in preschool but he had a fever last night so I let him stay home. To watch TV. that is soooo much better for him. :(
Lock me up I tellya.

September 23, 2010 at 5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your blog. How have I not been living here? This week my biggest crime was probably plotting ways to sic the IRS on my hubs ex-wife. But she deserves it so I don't know if that counts.

September 23, 2010 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger natalee said...

Oh my dear friend I love the taping two shows at once crime...lol... Have fun at type a conference....

September 23, 2010 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Please send me there too.!

September 23, 2010 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger An Imperfect Momma said...

I just wanna go with you cause I dont think I will ever get a vacation ever again. Does that make me qualify? No? Okay...umm how about I watch WAAAAAYYY too much TV? Does that count?

September 23, 2010 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Daffy said...

I deserve mom jail too...for reasons that uh...can't be listed here....and you can't prove *sticks out tongue* Or...well...maybe you can...damn.

I laughed out loud at you skipping the gym your second week into going. That's just priceless....I'm going to giggle all the way to the kitchen about that one.

September 23, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Twincerely,Olga said...

you great Shell!! I am sure I deserve some kind oF punishment!!
wtll be back for my offenses!

September 23, 2010 at 11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have so much fun at the conference girl! Jealous I'm not going.
I'll be joining you on that island. Too many offenses to name LOL

September 23, 2010 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Enjoy the conference Shell!! You will have fun. Can't wait to hear all about it.

...remember the post I wrote for your BFF...yep, Mommy Guilt! and we all experience it one way or another.

September 24, 2010 at 12:14 AM  
Blogger Momma Chantal said...

I was nodding my head going "yup, me too" to almost all of those!

Also, I gave you an award on my blog www.firstcametwins.com. It will be posting up in the morning! :)

September 24, 2010 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I'm totally guilty of watching too much tv too.

September 24, 2010 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger KLZ said...

I'm pretty sure mom prison let's you go to bed at any time you want.

September 24, 2010 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Mommyfriend Lori said...

Guilty as charged!!! Please send me to mom prison, it sounds heavenly!

September 24, 2010 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Sharlene T. said...

I guess I was lucky, in a sense, because I had an accident that put me in the hospital for a month and a half when my children were very small. My husband had to take over the children and getting them off to the babysitter etc. He came in particularly exhausted, one morning, and actually had the nerve to ask me, "Do you have any idea what it's like to get a two-year-old ready for the babysitter in the morning?" I would have answered him, but I was too busy LMAO.

September 25, 2010 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger C.Mom said...

Ha! Love your list---we might end up in a cell together--bc I am guilty of many of the same things. DVR---thursday night is a killer for us- everything is on Thursday. And I insisted that I get to watch my show- on the big tv--hubs had to go down and sit on an exercise ball to watch his show. The teacher stuff---yes, yes, and yes.... and oh right- I am guilty for barely talking with my hubby this week and today wanting to spend it entirely to myself.

September 25, 2010 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Mrs4444 said...

Hope you have/had fun at the conference. I know what you mean about hoping Dad doesn't have too easy of a time when you're gone--I've been there :)

I have also SO been there on the DVR thing, but usually, I lose!

I'll send you a nail file when you're in prison...

September 25, 2010 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger The Empress said...


Somehow, your personality came out so wonderfully with this post.

So liked it...thank you.

and I'm there on the island with you...so there.

September 27, 2010 at 12:01 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Doesn't Fall TV make you wanna die in the best way possible?

If I hadn't lost two of my favorites on USA (Psych and Covert Affairs), it would be perfect.

What is your Autumn lineup?

September 27, 2010 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger annalene said...

The strictest teachers were always my favorite, and I wasn't even a 'teacher's pet'... I must be a weirdo!

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