Blaine is asking others to share their Bad Mama Moments to help ease her cousin's mind..
I have had a moment or two.. ;o)
The most memorable one happened three years ago. It was the end of our dear friends' son's birthday party. I had spent 4 hours trying to keep our 18 month old distracted from the rented moonwalk the other children at the party were enjoying. Not an easy task. ..
All of our children are certified daredevils. ALL of them. Not a timid bone in any of their bodies. Boys, girls, adopted, bio..they all live on the EDGE.. Buy stock in L'oreal. Lots of it. Perhaps Sweet Pea will break the tradition and be a careful child. For the sake of my remaining brown hair, I can only hope.
O.K. back to the story.. At the end of the party when there were no other children on the moonwalk I decided it would be o.k. for him to have a bounce. As I was putting him in the moonwalk our eldest ds (who was 7 at the time) walked by and said, "Mama, I don't think that's a good idea. He could get hurt." "Oh, he'll be fine." I said.
Don't you know, he went in there, fell the wrong way, and broke his foot??!!!??
I took him to the Pediatrician and told him the whole sordid story. I told him it was all my fault. Confession is good for the soul. He spared me a lecture saying my seven year old was sure to remind me of this incident for years to come..a Dr. and a Prophet..
And THAT is reason 1,348 why I will never be "Homeschool Mother of the Year".