The slightly stuck-up, idealistic, pre-mommy educator that I used to be always insisted that I wouldn't let my child watch T.V. until she was at least three (something I once read about brain development in the young child and ADHD or something).
The haggard, exhausted, pregnant mom that I have become is actually grateful to have a few minutes of silence (well, I guess Barney singing in the background doesn't officially count as "silence", but I'll take what I can get!) so she can get 10 minutes to put the laundry in the dryer or to unload the dishwasher.
Research be darned! At least I got my whites clean.
So - Have I become "That Mom"? The answer is definitely"yes".
Further examples of my "That Mom" status:
1. Opening an un-purchased bag of Goldfish crackers in the grocery store and allowing my child to "dig in" so that my child will stop screaming.
2. Running to the milk section, opening a container of milk and pouring it directly in the bottle...so my child will stop screaming.
3. Sprinting to the baby section, opening a pacifier and sticking it in my infant's mouth immediately...so my child will stop screaming.
3. Taking my child to Target in PJ's. More than once. Sometimes in PJ's that aren't even clean.
4. Contemplating (seriously - and more than once) buying a mini-van.
5. Allowing my child to eat fast food more than twice a week. Ok... maybe even more than that--as long as I'm being really honest here.
6. Allowing my child to watch Barney.
7. Watching Barney WITH my child.
8. Knowing all the words to every song on Yo! Gabba Gabba!
9. Humming a Yo! Gabba Gabba! song while doing the laundry.
10. Letting my child drink way too much of my Diet Coke...so she will stop screaming.
11. Buying my child a pair of Crocs...and actually thinking that they are cute.
12. Being guilty of thinking, "Wow. My car's not even that dirty right now" because there is only half a box of crushed up cheerios and 3 sippy cups on the floor.