I'm sorry, you want me to apologize for what now? I don't think so.
by Leah Rocketto
You don't owe anyone an apology if you board a plane with kids in tow. But as parents, it often feels like we're constantly saying we're sorry: to kids, other parents, complete strangers. And while an apology is sometimes necessary, most of the time it isn't — no matter how hard someone tries to guilt you into one. So next time someone gives you a dirty look, just shout a simple, "sorry, I'm not sorry."
2. Breastfeeding Your Baby (Especially in Public). Babies have to eat, and they don't care who sees it.
4. Letting Boys Be Boys, and Girls Be Girls. As long as your child knows they can be anything they want to be, it's OK for them to stick to the gender norms.
5. Disciplining Your Kids. Without time-outs, kids would get away with everything.
6. Needing an Extra Cup of Coffee. Anyone who's ever been a parent knows it's exhausting. So drink all the caffeine you need!
8. Having a Child With Food Allergies. They can't control how their body reacts to certain things.
9. Telling Little White Lies. Your child doesn't need to know where babies come from. At least, not yet.
10. Skipping the Gym. Chasing after children totally counts as a workout.
11. Taking Time For Yourself. Because happy parents lead to happy kids.
13. Hiring Some Extra Help. Every superhero has a helpful sidekick, and you should too!
14. Letting Kids Play on Your iPad. Especially if that little bit of screen time lets you get some housework done.
15. Letting Kids Eat Sugar. An occasional treat isn't going to harm their health.
16. Saying "No". Otherwise, we would have some pretty spoiled kids.
18. Having a Job. Whether it's out of financial necessity or because you enjoy office life, there's no shame in being a working parent.
19. Skipping That Third Bedtime Story. Because no parent wants to fumble their way through another Dr. Seuss book.
21. Bursting Into Tears. Sometimes the stress of parenting gets to be too much, and you just have to let it out.
22. Bribing Your Child With Candy. Because some nights you don't want to get into fights over two bites of broccoli.
23. Throwing Your Kid a Low-Key Birthday Bash. It's great if you can afford a lavish party, but if not, a simple sheet cake and game of musical chairs is just as fun.
25. Feeling Frazzled 99 Percent of the Time. With everything parents deal with, it's hard to keep it together all the time.
26. Embarrassing Your Child. After all, it's part of your job.
28. Taking a Trip Without the Kids. Every couple needs a little alone time.
29. Declining Invitations. You lead a busy life. Don't waste precious time at a party you couldn't care less about.
31. Hugging Your Child Too Tight. Or kissing them too often. Or saying, "I love you" too much.
This article was originally published at PopSugar Moms. Reprinted with permission from the author.