This seemed poignant after my sister's response to- "What are you doing right now?"

Her answer- "I'm heating up a Lean Cuisine for my daughter because we have nothing to eat." 

I assured her that my niece would live to see another day and in no way is she anything other than a kick-ass Mom.

Anything you would add or remove from this list?

27 Things Every Parent Secretly Does

1. Chow down on junk food after the kids are asleep.

2. Find the members of The Fresh Beat Band attractive. (I know I'm not a parent because "The Fresh Beat Band" means nothing to me.)

3. Tell your own “abridged” version of a bedtime story.

4. Order your toddler food at a restaurant just so you can get a little mac ‘n’ cheese.

5. Check your email when playing hide and seek.

6. Let your kids watch a “double feature” because you desperately need a break.

7. “Lose” a toy.

8. Steal candy from waiting rooms to give to your kids.

9. Replace a dead fish without telling your kid.

10. Lie about your kid’s age to get free kid admission.

11. Use your kid to get out of doing something.

12. Forget the name of one of your kid’s friend’s parents.

13. Leave a dirty diaper somewhere you shouldn’t.

14. Tell your kid a boldface lie.

15. Let your kids wipe their hands on your pants.

16. Talk the ear off the cable guy, mailman, or any other adult who visits your house.

Click here to see the rest of the list.




Photo courtesy of Getty Images