Moms break rules too. Before kids entered the picture, there was this image that played in our heads of what parenthood would be like, how we were going to do things and the things we swore we would never, ever, ever do. That was before we knew what it was all about. And while motherhood is a blessing, obviously, reality sets in on what having a child really means, how it affects our lives and all those idealistic thoughts and dreams are vanquished from those initial plans.
We reached out on social media to real Canadian moms to find out what pre-kid rules they’ve broken and how they quickly learned that being a parent is so damn easy — until you become one. Basically? If you’re a mom, you can totally relate.
Broken rule: my baby will sleep on their own
I'll be going back to our room soon. And then he'll snore, and I'll be the one trudging to the guest room. But if we can at least fall asleep together again, maybe even READ together again...I’d be so happy.
— Sherri, mom of one
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Broken rule: washrooms privacy
— Nicki, mom of three
Broken rule: no fast food
— Crystal, mom of one
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Broken rule: no screens at restaurants
— Laura Lynn, mom of four
Broken rule: kid friendly music only zone
— Mellie, mom of one
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Broken rule: kids will eat what they get
— Tina, mom of two
Broken rule: I will never lie to my child
"Mama, can we go to Chuck E. Cheese?' 'Sorry, bud, it's closed for renovations."
"Mama, can I have a sip of your Coke Zero?' 'OMG, no, it's so spicy!"
"Mama, what's that building?' 'It's jail school, buddy. If you don't behave at school, that's where you have to go."
— Sadaf, mom of one
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Broken rule: children will have my undivided attention
— Lisa, mom of three
Broken rule: no leaky children here
— Karen, mom of one
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Broken rule: keeping the car immaculate
— Lauren, mom of one
Broken rule: cars are for adults not children
— Tiffany, mom of three
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