By TMoM Team Member Katie Moosbrugger

Thanks to all who participated in our “Embarrassing Questions” survey! This survey was completely anonymous, and so we asked respondents to be as honest as possible since there was no chance for judgment. We came up with this idea after our “Moms on the Mic” podcast team talked about some similar questions. It was a hilarious episode that you can listen to here! (Catch all of our podcasts by subscribing to the Triad Podcast Network!)

The results are in, and it’s safe to say you’re not the only one who acts or thinks a certain way!

Below is the percentage breakdown of how our readers responded. See for yourself, and let us know if you’re relieved or surprised…

1. Have you ever accidentally dinged a car in a parking lot, and drove away without leaving a note?
~ Yes 34%
~ No 66%

Best comment:
“OMG the guilt would kill me.”

2. Have you ever sent your kids to school or daycare knowing they are sick/contagious?
~ Yes 40%
~ No 60%

Best comment:

3. When you receive an Evite or Facebook invitation, do you wait to see who says they’re coming before you respond?
~ All the time 22%
~Sometimes 64%
~ Never thought to do that before! 12%

Best comment:
“I need my homies.”

4. Do you re-gift?
~ Guilty as charged 22%
~ Not often, but I have done this before 60%
~ Never 18%

Best comment:
“I do not need another mug. Ever.”

5. If a sales clerk accidentally charges you less than your purchase, do you tell them?
~ Absolutely 28%
~ Depends on the amount of the error  52%
~ No way 20%

Best comment:
“In real time. I likely wouldn’t go all the way back to fix the error.”

6. Have you ever accepted a new job or position – knowing you were in the early stages of a pregnancy – without disclosing this to your future employer?
~ Yes 4%
~ No 96%

Best comment:
“You aren’t legally required to and there is no reason why you should disclose. (HR professional).”

7. Do you wish you could return to life as it was before kids (just for a few months)?
~ Oh heavens yes 34%
~ Sometimes 44%
~ Absolutely no 22%

Best comment:

8. Do you favor one child over the other?
~ Yes  4%
~ I have been guilty of this from time to time 63%
~ Never 33%

Best comment:
“One is super easy. One is hard. Sometimes I like the easy one for being easy. Other times I like the hard one for being hard!”

9. Do you take naps when your kids are at school or when you get home from work?
~ Every day 14%
~ Occasionally 46%
~ No 40%

Best comment:
“Sleep is for the weak.”

10. Do you hide your shopping trips and purchases from your significant other?
~ All the time 14%
~ Every once in a while 46%
~ No 40%

Best comment:
“Just liquor.”

11. Have you ever “borrowed” money from your child without any inclination to pay it back?
~ Yes 40%
~ No 60%

Best comment:
“Robbing the piggy bank for the Easter egg hunt doesn’t count right? He got it right back.”

12. Have you ever done your child’s homework or school project, and let them turn it in as their own? (especially if your child was old enough to complete the work himself)
~ Guilty as charged 30%
~ Never did this 70%

Best comment:
“Not yet- but my parents did all the time so I’m sure I will.”

13. Have you ever lied for your child or significant other to avoid them getting in trouble?
~ Yes 40%
~ No 60%

Best comment:
“Yes because sometimes my husband is a freak and I’ve taken care of it.”

14. Do you sneak fruits and vegetables into your child’s meals without telling them?
~ All the time 14%
~ Every once in a while 60%
~ Never thought to do this 26%

Best comment:
“My kids are voracious fruit and vegetable eaters. I have to beg them to eat protein. They are weird.”

15. Do you ever let your kids get away with things because you are too tired to discipline them?
~ Guilty as charged 94%
~ Never did this 6%

Best comment:
“Are you even a parent if you don’t do this?”

16. Have you ever peed in the shower?
~ Yes 90%
~ No 10%

Best comment:
“Post birth: sometimes you can’t hold it!”

17. Have you ever put your dog’s poop in your neighbor’s garbage can?
~ All the time 0.00%
~ Every once in a while 28%
~ Never thought to do this 72%

Best comment:
“This will send you straight to hell.”

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