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'I Threw Everyone Under the Bus'

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It's that time again! Step right up and see what parenting mistakes Mom.me blogger, Madeline Holler made last week. They're good ones, and you're going to feel better after reading. Promise.

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1. "Stop yelling at your sister," I yelled at my 12-year-old. "We do not YELL AT EACH OTHER IN THIS HOUSE!"

2. I told my 8-year-old we were out of eggs when she asked if she could bake cookies. We had plenty, but I didn't want her messing up the kitchen with a cooking project.

3. After she went to bed, I thought, "Mmmm, cookies." And baked up a couple dozen.

4. When my 4-year-old discovered his recent artwork in the trash, I blamed it on his sister. Then I blamed my husband for not taking the trash out. Then I blamed everyone else, including the dog, for having such a cluttered house that we have to throw out preschool artwork, and I have to throw everyone under the bus.

5. I used my kid's $25 Amazon gift card to buy a stainless steel fish turner and some batteries. Because clutter. Doesn't she have enough already?

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6. I didn't wash my daughter's favorite yoga pants. I pulled them out of the dirty clothes, folded them neatly, set them on her bed and ran.

7. I told my 4-year-old on Tuesday that, from now on, he would need to dress himself. Wednesday morning, I was tugging a dragon T-shirt over his head before sending him off to preschool.

Mixed messages, folks. Mixed messages.

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