Friday, May 05, 2006

Next Up: Stealing Shopping Carts From Homeless People.

Continuing my homage to PostSecret, here is my latest shameful parental transgression, from my series which I have dubbed "MomSecret":

MomSecrets from my past:
Bad Mommy

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67 comments:

  1. Only 4 bucks? Pshaw.

    What? Did I say tht out loud?

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  2. I took $5 to pay the pizza man. I love this postsecret, like confession without the Hail Marys.

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  3. I have taken more for less. I am loving MomSecrets.

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  4. this hilarious! love it, and i won't tell :)
    ~mindy

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  5. We must have our priorities. And technically, it's YOUR bling till they hit 18, right? RIGHT?!? Ok, maybe not, but cappuccino is cappuccino.

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  6. Dude. You are so onto something.

    That is freaking hilarious. If you lived in the south, you could have written a check for it. Like I did the other day. ahem.

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  7. I love this idea! Where did you get that graphic?? Oh and my latest - I told my daughter it was raining 2 days ago because I didn't feel like going outside. The sun was shining!

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  8. it's like that commercial where the girl opens her piggy bank to find it full of IOU's from her mom! HA!
    HAPPY FRIDAY!

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  9. Oh, that's not so bad. It's not like you bought heroin ;-)

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  10. GREAT post card! As you know, I can completely relate since I took (note I did not use the S-word) from the birthday envelope for a Diet Dr. Pepper!

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  11. Well yaaah! It was an emergency!

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  12. oh we've done that. we've bought pizza with the money from the baby's piggy bank. how sad! but i figure all the batman's we've bought him since make up for it. let's just say two of those were from the pizza money.

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  13. OMG, sadly, I can relate to this post all too well. I borrow money from my daughter's piggy bank all the time. The good news is that it makes me feel guilty so I always end up paying her interest.

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  14. great! can't you spot me $1.50?

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  15. NorCal Sistah5/05/2006 9:43 AM

    I think that it is in the girls best interest to make sure that you don't miss your "cappuccino" fix. In fact, I think that a certain percentage of their piggy bank funds should be given to you regularly to allow for future purchases -- kind of like a Cappuccino Tax -- to help mom (& her kids) to survive the day.

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  16. Hey, she took all the energy out of your energy bank. What were you supposed to do?

    I took some coins out of my son's piggy bank once to do laundry at the apartment complex laundromat, when we were temporarily without a washer and dryer, because I didn't have any quarters and the change machine was broken. But I put the money back. I think.

    He was too young to care anyway ;)

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  17. Haha!!
    You know, I might have been tempted to do the same if a cappuccino was involved...that and some of the cupcakes from the last "Bad Mommy" incident...

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  18. She'll never know. Mwaaa haaaa haaaa haaaa. ;) (At least it wasn't for a bottle of MD 20/20.)

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  19. That darn cappuccino is as big as the piggy!

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  20. I took two bucks when we needed a bottle of Coke for dinner...
    *I don't drink caps, but the need for caffeine is still there!!!!!*

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  21. You need the caffeine to properly take care of her. This was totally warranted.

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  22. clearly, i need to get my son set up with a piggy bank. S.T.A.T.

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  23. j's mommy - The 'coffee ring' and paper are from recent jobs. Thru the magic of Photoshop I put them together with the bank image. I usually try and use my own photography, but in this case I stole the image of the piggy bank from a bank website. Thank god I employ a team of twelve lawyers full time to deal with things like this.

    jennseter - I love that commercial, although whenever it comes on I try not to make eye contact with my daughters.

    norcal sistah - are you trying to say I get cranky without my caffeine? Huh? Are you?! ARE YOU??!! BRING IT ON! Sorry - I'll be back. Just let me get a refill.

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  24. Wait can I add one?

    Last night I ate the last two packs of Princess fruit snacks and today told my kids that the dog ate them. No fruit snacks in their lunch.

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  25. Nice graphic! Haven't devled into the piggy bank yet, but i'm sure it's just a matter of time.

    my secret is that I take longer in the bathroom than I need for relaxation away from the baby.

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  26. When I was approximately 6 years old, my mother needed money fast. What did she need it for you ask? Not a cup of coffee I tell you. She needed money to pay off the newspaper boy. She headed straight for my beloved piggy bank, took a hammer to him and shattered him into a million pieces. I am now a 30 something and we still torture her with this incident today. Well, perhaps if you start you daughter on therapy now, she won't hold this against you for the next 30 or 40 years.

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  27. You should sent that it.

    You are so creative. I wonder if you did send in a deep, dark secret, if we'd be able to tell it was you? Hmmm...

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  28. Confessions are like yawns. One person does it and suddenly everybody else can't resist. "Oh, that's nuthin. I cashed out her college savings for a tattoo on my butt." Or whatever.

    Well, you can't make me. Nice try, Sweatpantsmom. Until we meet again... Perhaps tomorrow when I will undoubtedly post something similar on my own site. Hee hee.

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  29. My anal kids take after my anal husband. They know how much is in their wallets to the penny!

    So I decided not to hide. My son wore his brand spankin' new socks outside on the wet lawn so I told him I was taking $2 from his wallet. He said "I only have one." You KNOW I took it, right?

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  30. Well played, sweatpantsmom, well played indeed.

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  31. I took $3 from my two-year-old's "purse." I felt so guilty that I couldn't spend it. Ugh.

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  32. Here's mine: "An IOU in a 12-year-old's wallet is a crime against humanity."

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  33. you can feel even more guilty whe you take their birthday money! been there, done that!

    thanks for comming by our blog!
    yours is such a refreshing delight to read!
    jill

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  34. That is SO funny. I have stolen for coffee, candy and pizza.

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  35. That's cool.

    I hope you treated yourself to caramel syrup with that!

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  36. Sounds to me like your daughter needs an attorney. Would you pass my card on?

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  37. I'm so glad that I found this blog. I saw it once (maybe on Blog explosion) and thought it was so funny, and then couldn't remember where I'd seen it.

    Finally, I just came across it at Bridgermama's. I am going to add you to my blogroll (I really do like you that much!)

    Here's my newest secret:

    Yesterday, while cleaning my upstairs, determined to make it shine because I couldn't deal with the dust bunnies any longer, I allowed my two year old limitless icepops and Cailou in my bedroom while I cleaned. When my husband asked how I had gotten it all done, I smiled, like a hero and said, "Oh honey, I just did it. I don't know. I just managed my time."

    Mwah ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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  38. Yeah, that would make me feel guilty. But I'd rather feel guilt than the harrowing effects of caffiene depravation.

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  39. I haven't taken anything from the piggy bank, but my rule is, if you leave it in your pocket when I wash it, it's mine. I have gotten some sweet things that way. Money!

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  40. I steal quarters out of my husband's change jar to buy coffee sometimes. My kids never have anything in their banks thanks to the toy aisle at Target.

    Nice job with the Photoshopping!

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  41. That's a necessary evil. Don't you worry. She'll eventually get you back.

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  42. So awesome. "MomSecret" would make a sweet web site, too -- obviously there are tons of us with sh*t to share.

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  43. Capuccino is worth stealing from children. Even your own children. No judgment here.

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  44. My baby drinks cappuchino so if I were t do that he'd go ballistic

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  45. That was awesome! I read PostSecret and all my secrets are as innocent as yours....rofl!

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  46. What happened, girl!?? I was out of the blogosphere for a couple months and now you are a celeb!! You so totally rock! love the new blog!

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  47. I love it! I can handle your MomSecrets because I have lived them myself. I always go to PostSecret with one eye closed.

    There is just some stuff people do that I never want to know even exists.

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  48. I have a friend who took $102 from her daughter's hidden stash of money so she could get a new tattoo. Buying a cappuccino is nothing lol. Love the blog. Found you via BlogMad.

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  49. What carrcakes said. You need your caffeine fix for parenting. (Well, I do.)

    I can totally see myself in a few years: "Sorry, kids, no allowance money this week -- Mommy spent it all on coffee."

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  50. what a brillant idea! LOVE post secret... i don't know why it has taken me so long to find your blog, but i'm glad i am finally here.

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  51. As long as you pay her back, with interest, I am sure you will be forgiven! ;)

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  52. What's great about my daughter is that she actually thinks it's cool when she finds an IOU from me in her bank. It makes her feel good that I rely on her in a pinch. Once she found 20 bucks on the ground and insisted on treating the family to pizza. She still talks about it.
    God, I love that kid.

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  53. i'm lucky, my child can't count and doesn't have a clue yet when people give her money for her birthday or any other special occasion. i figure she gets to live here for free, the money is repayment for pain and suffering.

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  54. LOL I recently took $10 to buy a pizza..hey I left an IOU!

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  55. Don't we ALL do that? ;)

    Just found your blog...Love it!

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  56. OHHH, what a good idea. We are BROKE. I will have to check my kids piggy banks out and see if they any $$$$ I could "borrow". :) thanks for the tip.

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  57. I say it was ok as long as it was a GOOD cappuchino.

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  58. Been there, done that... bought the t-shirt with stolen money.

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  59. so i guess that's a "no" on the loan...

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  60. Funny you should post that...I JUST borrowed $20 from my daughter last week for KFC! Then last night I needed $10 for Bunco and, it being my birthday, my 8 year old son tried to give me $20 and said "You can have it Mommy, I don't want it."! How sweet! I only took $8 from him since I had 2 bucks on me.

    Good news though, I won $30 at Bunco (should have been a 50/50 split with tracey, but she's a giver!!) and I paid BOTH the kids back this morning and still have $2 in my wallet!

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  61. This is golden! Momsecret. Make your own blog JUST FOR THAT!

    I could send in a few POPsecrets myself...

    I'm not just one useless man, I'm also a useless dad! Some days I'm not sure if I'm saving for the childrens college, or their therapy...

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  62. I love it! $4 for cappacino is nothing to be ashamed of. Her college fund spent on crack whores...now that's a problem. :)

    ~Jenny

    http://blogs.chron.com/mamadrama/

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  63. you HORRIBLE HORRIBLE WOMAN!!! i don't blame you a bit, would've done it in a flash... but AAHHH!!! it's the DAMN CAPPUCCINO'S FAULT! DAMN IT!
    evil coffee.

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  64. Oh, I've been there, all right! Sonetimes you just gotta have a coffee or the world may just come to an end.

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  65. I have that piggy bank!!!!!!!!!

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