Last Monday lived up to its reputation and then some.
I seemed to be running at least 15 minutes late for everything all day…
My coffee kept getting cold before I could drink it…
The laundry kept piling up (okay, that one happens every day)…
Oh, there was one other little thing. My mischievous all-white puppy, Baxter, squeezed under a baby gate for the first time and chewed up a red ink pad my Kindergartner left out which turned his face and paws a deep red. (You can read the full post with before/during/after photos here). After scrubbing the carpet in two rooms and a hallway, the bathtub, and my dog, I knew that the ink pads were not washable as advertised and that it was undoubtedly, a Monday.
But by Tuesday things had become a little funnier. My puppy was now stained pink, and he looked something like a four-legged reminder for breast cancer awareness month. I also received a ton of comments and emails about the incident, and many people said I should submit his photo to Dog-Shaming.com (and he made it! You can see him here). Although I thought it was a good idea, I wanted to make sure no one could say I was exploiting the dog or hurting his feelings (seriously, I get this kind of feedback). So I decided what’s fair is fair and I posted a self-shaming / Mom Shaming picture of myself too.
The response from that post was awesome!
I received countless funny stories about epic messes caused by your dogs, you also made me feel better by sharing what-shames you, and perhaps best of all some of my favorite bloggers jumped on board my Mom Shame Train and posted some hilarious pictures of themselves Self Shaming!
Check these shameful Mamas out:
And maybe it was the universe rewarding me for being fair to Baxter by throwing myself under the bus, but I also made it into Huffington Post’s Parenthesis: Best Mom & Dad Blogs of the Week! Either that or it’s the universe’s way of keeping me from sticking my head in an oven. There’s almost a soothing motion the highs and lows of my life; if nothing else it swings pretty consistently.
So who knew Mom Shaming would be enjoyed by so many of my friends, readers and peers?! Now if only I could turn my shame into motivation and motivation into action because those clothes sat in the baskets for another three days…I’m still just happy they were all clean.
Want to follow these other funny self-shaming Mamas? Visit their sites here: Suburban Snapshots, Ninja Mom Blog, MotherhoodWTF, Let Me Start by Saying…, Naps Happen, Mommy Shorts, HouseTalkN, Four Plus Angel, Toulouse and Tonic, My Life and Kids, I’m Still Learning, Honest Mom, Bad Parenting Moments, Frugalista Blog, Paige Kellerman, Hollow Tree Ventures, Binkies and Briefcases, and Kelley’s Break Room!
Find all these photos and dozens more in the Blogging While Mom’s Mom Shaming/Self Shaming Album on Facebook …and submit your own! Go on! Shame yourself…it’s a good thing, I promise!
Want to be featured on my site? I’m starting a “Shame Corner” where you can send me your best Self Shaming / Mom Shaming pictures! I’ll share photos once a week on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest! Email me your pictures at DomesticConsultants@gmail.com and put “SHAME” in the Subject line!