I got a pretty good response to my first True Confessions Thursday, so I'm back for Round #2.

I think this week I'll go with one that I included with my Mom of the Year entry. Wonder why no one ever contacted me about the award ceremony? I'm sure the Trophy is being engraved as we speak.

Anyway, I have been known, on more than one occasion, to give my kids Benadryl when they weren't sick... um, just to make them sleepy.
For example: an unnamed friend (this is not her confession, but she can own up to it in the comments, she knows who she is) and I wanted to take our "big" girls to a movie we didn't think the little girls would enjoy. We decided it would be a good idea to take them near naptime. Dark, cool theater, snuggled on mommy's lap, boring movie, great time to nap, right? For insurance that they would actually fall asleep instead of spending the entire two hours whining and kicking the seat in front of them we decided a little Benadryl never hurt them before. And I am sure everyone in the theater appreciated our thoughtfulness. You are all welcome.

Anyone else feel like confessing? Leave me a comment with your confession or a link to where you've decided to come clean in your own blog.


As a parent of teens I have many confessions.
I will admit I did the benadryl thing a few times. Predosed the Tylenol.
I feed my kids chocolate for breakfast, ice cream, and much junk food.
My award must be at the engravers with yours???

May 15, 2008 at 12:28 PM  

LOL. I don't think I have enough time for all of my confessions.

I totally would dose him with benedryl IF HE WOULD TAKE ANYTHING.

I cuss in front of my child, regularly. So regularly in fact, that he is chomping at the bit for when he gets to cuss too. I have stemmed this by teaching him creative ways to cuss. Yeah. :)

May 15, 2008 at 1:14 PM  

I've done the Benadryl thing before, too, on road trips. We don't have a TV in our car like many lucky parents so 12 hour drives can get a little hairy with three. :)

The most recent confession I have is this: The other day Goober wanted a glass of milk but I only had enough to get me through breakfast cereal the next morning. So I gave him Root Beer instead. It's just as good as milk, right?

May 15, 2008 at 1:36 PM  

I confess, I never did the Benadryl thing, not even on a plane.

I did have my kids trained to eat dry cereal out of the box until I got up when they were little--I'm so not a morning person!

May 16, 2008 at 1:41 AM  

See, now don't you all feel better? We're all just doing what it takes to get through the day!

May 16, 2008 at 1:09 PM  

I suppose Benadryl is better than the vodka I've often considered slipping into their juice...

Chocolate & ice cream for breakfast? That's good for you! Protein, calcium, a little iron...Especially if you put it with oatmeal or a waffle, no worries.

May 17, 2008 at 11:09 AM  

I have done the Benadryl thing a time or two.

But my confession this time is. . .I allowed my daughter to eat mayonnaise-ketchup sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from ages three to five. Is that bad?

May 17, 2008 at 4:08 PM  

So good to hear the chocolate, ice cream, mayo and ketchup sandwiches confessions. My 5 year old has been eating (by choice) white bread and butter, three meals a day, for the past month!

May 17, 2008 at 4:24 PM  

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