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From The Confessional: 'I'm GLAD My Son Is Failing At His Summer Classes’

15 parents anonymously share what’s really on their minds

by Emma Coburn
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15 parents anonymously share what’s really on their minds on Scary Mommy.

This week’s trip to the Scary Mommy Confessional brings a wide range of anonymous admissions — many of which aren’t strictly related to parenting at all. From expert procrastination tactics and unforgettable past romantic moments to the audacity of a partner who goes ahead and watches a movie without you, here’s what 15 readers wanted to talk about this week.

Scary Mommy Confessions are a tried-and-true part of what makes our site so fun. If you want to anonymously confess, please tell all through the link here. And if you want to browse past Confessions, head here.

Being a single parent is sometimes the most rewarding and the most difficult thing ever

Confessional #41728919

The most romantic and most thought about moment of my life was not with my husband. It's with a guy I never even dated. I often wonder if he thinks about it, as well.

Confessional #48120193

I wish my MIL would understand boundaries, I wouldn’t be resentful!

Confessional #41928193

if young me had known that i had value without being married and i could make it on my own, i'd have at least tried. but religious upbringing prevented that.

Confessional #40919872

I’m a full time working grandma who does not want to babysit my toddler grandson every single weekend.

Confessional #48192032

I don’t want to be my mom’s caregiver. I’m an only child, have a family of my own, a demanding full time job, and can’t handle the thought of someone else needing more of me than I have to give. But at the same time I’m the only person she has.

Confessional #48239923

Sounds terrible, but I'm GLAD my son is failing at his summer classes. He's brilliant and has never failed at anything before. These elective welding and machining classes are a way for him to learn what it is to be challenged and fail but won't hurt his grades or career.

Confessional #47283923

No matter what the task, no matter how much advance warning and time I'm given in which to do it, I ALWAYS end up doing it in a mad rush at the absolute last minute before it's due. 54 years old, and it's still just as true as when I was a kid.

Confessional #47283923

Nicu moms don’t get enough credit

Confessional #41728391

I’m a SAHM to two kids but I feel like my husband does literally nothing to help around the house. I get that he has a job and is literally the sole provider for our house, but he also lives here too and shouldn’t he feel a little responsible for cleaning? When I get a job then who the hell is going to clean the house, since apparently if one is employed then you don’t need to worry about housework around here?? UGH!!!

Confessional #41726371

I get REALLY pissed off when I say I’d like to see a certain movie and SO goes ahead and watches it without me anyway.

Confessional #46571281

Our marriage is post-menopausal, but SO and I still get in heated arguments over what name we’d have given her if one of our three boys had been a girl.

Confessional #47182932

Why do so many people expect you to do things how they did it without ever recognizing that your situations are completely different? It's infuriating.

Confessional #44718821

My husband's complete lack of administration skills has left us with virtually no savings at all. I resent him for it. Very Very Very Much.

Confessional #41829103

Despite my conservative style I wanna get a huge floral design tattooed on my thigh!

Confessional #48192034

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