1. Assume that your children will do what you have asked them to do, the very first time you asked.
2. Clean the house. And fall into the delusion that "this time, kids, we're going to keep it clean!"
3. Smell the underwear lying on the floor to find out whether it's clean or dirty. (I mean, come on! One more pair of underwear in the washer is not going to destroy the planet. I have come to the conclusion that it's not worth it.)
4. Tell your kids not to use your entire bottle of shampoo as bubble bath and expect that they will obey.
5. Smell the blankets on your kids' bed to see if they need to get washed along with the sheets after your kid wet the bed. (OK, so blankets take up a whole washing machine and I would rather not have to wash them unless absolutely necessary.)
6. Make brownies "for your kids" and eat the whole pan, and then tell your kids that the brownies got burned so you had to throw them down the garbage disposal. (Don't say it's in the trash, because they will look there.)
7. Try to camouflage mashed cauliflower as mashed potatoes because you will not fool your kids. And your house will stink like cauliflower, which you personally hate, as well.
8. Accidentally reveal to your kids where you hid your private stash of chocolate.
9. Forget to lock your bedroom door at night.
10. Start the day without coffee.