A SELF-DESCRIBED “bad mum” has opened up about the reasons she’s lacking as a parent, including forgetting to brush her son’s teeth and giving him her phone as soon as he wakes up.
Verena has created an entire TikTok page based on her bad mum musings, kicking off with “reason number one”.
Self-described “bad mum” Verena has opened up about the reasons she’s lacking as a parent in a series of videos on her TikTok pageCredit: @thisbadmom/Tiktok
“I don’t brush my son’s teeth everyday, sometimes I forget,” she said in the video.
“You can join the bad mom’s club here – let me know why you are a bad mom.”
She was quickly inundated with comments from other people explaining why they’re also bad mums, with one writing: “i sometimes forget to clean my child’s face before we go out and I’m just blaming it on that she got a snack after we went out and i didn’t have any wipes.”
“I’m a bad mom, because i sometimes let my child watch too much tv, not to go clean, but so i can go watch tiktoks,” someone else added.
Another reason she considers herself a bad mum is because she gives her son fruit pouches to eatCredit: @thisbadmom/Tiktok
“Because I hide the good snacks for me and I eat them in the bathroom,” a third person wrote.
Reason number three was “Well, I am a mom – who even makes a kid during these times”.
And Verena then gave a fourth reason for being a bad mum – “when my kid wakes up, he gets a phone and watches his show”.
“Because I love sleep,” she added.
She also revealed in a pinned comment on the video: “Mom shamers will get blocked.
“They say trolls give you views, but this is a safe space…no playground for idiots.”
And she was largely praised for her bad mums club, with more people revealing their own faults in the comments.
She added that she looks forward to bedtime because she loves her “me time” and sleepCredit: @thisbadmom/Tiktok
“I’m a bad mum, when we wake up TV goes straight on so I can have a coffee before doing anything,” someone wrote.
While another added: “I’m a bad mom because I smoke the green.”
And a third wrote: “I’m a bad mom because I do not miss my daughter if I have to leave her at her grandparent’s house for a few hour when I want to go to my manicurist.”
Concluding her series with a sixth part, Verena added: “I am happy when it’s bedtime, because I need me time.”
Other mums quickly agreed, with one replying: “I long for bedtime all day – I love my kids more than anything but goddd do I love bedtime.”
“That’s a reward for the whole day of keeping them alive and entertained,” another wrote.
“That’s not a bad mom,” someone else argued. “That’s a good mom that is exhausted taking care of her child all day. I feel you.”