Full disclosure: I am a firm believer in laziness. Not, you know, to the point of indifference or total carelessness and, obviously, It's not like I sit on my couch all day watching reality shows while my kids tear the house apart. Contrary to popular, outdated belief, being a lazy mom can (for the most part) be less about neglect and more about self-preservation (which every mother needs to practice on the regular).
Being a lazy mom is about forgiving yourself for not being perfect. There are times when you can and should just let things slide, if only to maintain your health and wellness and sanity. No one is going to get mad at you for not putting away the kids' toys after they've gone to sleep or letting the dishes sit in the sink or ignoring that pile of laundry. No one is going to report you to the CSA for serving your kids Mac & Cheese once a week. And no one is going to judge you for letting your kids watch TV. If doing all of those things instead of attempting to live up to an impossible standard of parenthood perfection gives you the peace of mind you need, then please, do all of those things. Honestly, pretty much all of us do it anyway, and those of us who don't are probably a little more stressed out and anxious and overwhelmed.
So, with that in mind, here are eight ways you're a lazy mom, just like me. Seriously, lazy moms unite!