Have you heard about Dog Shaming? It’s a site where people post pictures of their dogs with notes detailing the bad things they have done in the first person, like “I steal things from people’s purses and hide them under the bed” and “I ate the tophat from Monopoly”.

I don’t have a dog. I have a two-year-old. So here is my contribution…


I’m calling it BABY SHAMING.

Of course, it would be more accurate if the note read:

“I demanded pasta for breakfast but when presented with a cereal bowl full of spaghetti, I started screaming, took it to the living room and tossed it on the new rug. When Mom asked me to pick it up, I said no, I wanted to watch Dora. Mom said I couldn’t watch Dora until after I cleaned up the pasta so I started screaming again. Then Mom sat me in my room for a time out and said I could get up if I cleaned up the pasta. So I screamed and kicked my feet and made sure she knew how incredibly unfair this all was. Then Mom shut the door leaving me inside. I banged and screamed on the door for what seemed like an eternity. She came back and asked if I was ready to pick up the pasta. I said no. She shut the door again. I screamed and screamed and screamed. Finally, I stopped. She opened the door again and asked, “Are you ready to clean up the pasta?” I said yes. Then I picked up the pasta.”

Here’s one from something she did a year ago, but is still tough to think about:


And this one is from yesterday morning:


I could go on FOREVER really…




BUT… I think it would be way more intesesting if any of you felt compelled to submit your own baby shaming pics. (Plus, Mazzy began to catch on and started crumpling up my notes.)

If I get enough good ones, I’ll post them next week. Just post them on the wall of the Mommy Shorts facebook fanpage.


“Baby Shaming: Reader Edition” is now posted!

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