So many parent fails, I don't know where to start. Here is the short list:
- After bringing Rose home from the hospital, I quickly realized that two bassinet sheets would not be enough. Grateful for Babies R Us being nearby.
- I remember bringing my one month old to visit one of the specialists I saw when I was pregnant. She started crying. Most moms would have picked her up. I was so afraid of having to wrestle her back into the infant seat, that I just ran out of there and never visited again. She's 8 now.
- Staying with the pediatricians that I disagreed with for way too long! If I didn't already feel like I was doing everything wrong, they made sure I knew it. Seriously, if you don't love your doctor, find a new one. You will see them often in the years to come!
- Losing my son at a big state fair - We were waiting in line for donuts. If you saw me, you'd know I didn't NEED the donuts! He was right next to me. Then he wasn't. I'm still glad he was wearing neon yellow. Three years later (he's 7 now) I still dress him in bright colors when we are going to crowded places. PS - never got my donuts that day.
- Not keeping a week's worth of clean pants and undies in the car when potty training. Lesson learned! Also, buy one of those seat protectors. You're welcome.
- I strapped my 6 month old daughter into her bouncy seat and putting on a baby Einstein DVD so I could take a shower. This was working so well. Functional and raising a genius at the same time! Yay me! Then one day when I looked down after rinsing the shampoo, she was in the shower with me. All dressed and sopping wet. Luckily she came toward me and didn't wander out of the bedroom and down the stairs.
These are just some of the parent fails that have happened over the last 8 years. I hope they keep surviving me. I hope they always know, even when I am screaming at them in the morning (we have to go! we can't start your homework now! why aren't you dressed?!) that I love them with all of my heart. I am trying my best and will always have their back.