Re: serious parenting fail
You are not a bad mom at all. I have been there too, many times. I always felt horrible afterwards too. Usually resulted in more mommy snuggles.
Many times when pregnant with #3 I would turn on a movie and #1 (5) and would sit on the chair and #2 (3) would sit behind me on the couch. They would watch the movie and I would sleep. It was the only way I could get through the day.
Or we would all go in my bed and snuggle--they watched TV, I slept.
wife and mom-- no other special labels. Just trying to do the best I can.