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19 Guilty Pleasures Parents Won't Ever Admit To

On the count of three let's just confess to loving this stuff, OK?

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3. Eating birthday cake.


You don't love the endless parade of birthday parties, but the cake is a different story. "What's that? A slice? Sure, I mean, I'd hate for you to have to throw it out."


6. Playing skee-ball at Chuck E. Cheese's.

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You: "I'll roll one, sweetie, then you'll roll one. Make that I'll roll two, then you roll one. Um, actually why don't you just watch Mommy?"

7. Playing "race car" with your shopping cart.


You tell yourself you make screeching sounds with your mouth when you turn a corner because your kid loves it. But that's not the whole story now, is it?


10. Pixar movies.


You're totally fine with saying you enjoy taking your kid to these movies. You feel less confident, however, in admitting that you've watched them by yourself and really, really can't wait for the next one.

11. Pretending to be a master chef when cooking for your kids.

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Your kids act like you're Wolfgang Puck when you make a Mickey Mouse pancake, and you're more than happy to go with it.

13. Gorging on Girl Scout cookies.

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You hem and haw about having to buy these from your kids and their friends, but you're not complaining when you polish off a box of Thin Mints during The Tonight Show.


14. Kids' television shows.


Most of these shows range somewhere from annoying to tolerable, but every parent has one show that they kind of, sort of, actually really love.

18. Eating your kid's leftovers.

"Honey! You barely ate any of your grilled cheese..."

(two seconds later)

"...which is fine by me. Mwahahahahaha!"

19. Lego.

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It's cool to joke about how much it hurts to step on a Lego brick, but maybe not quite as cool to talk about how much you still love playing with them. But you know what? You don't care.

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