The following quiz is from Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us. Read an interview with two of the co-authors here.
If you answer yes to three or more questions, you are a Sh*tty Mom. If you answered yes to all of them, you are a hero.
Did you hate kids before you had one?
Do you hate them even more now (except yours)?
When people say, “Being a mom is so exhausting,” do you think, “Not the way I do it”?
Are you willing to sacrifice some of your child’s happiness so you can sleep for another hour?
Do you ignore any pediatrician’s orders that you don’t agree with?
Does your kid have to have a fever about 100 degrees before you’ll keep him home?
If your kid does have a 100-degree fever, do you debate raising the “keep him home” fever calling to 101 degrees?
If you accept the premise that there are two kinds of moms at the park, “Plays with Her Children Mom” and “Texts from the Bench Mom,” then are you the latter?
If you had to choose between a babysitter who:
a) plays with your children but arrives late
b) ignores your children but arrives on time
would you choose b? (No fair saying you’d make “a” come early.)
Did becoming a mom make you realize that your own mother was even worse than you thought?
From Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us.