Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mother of the Year I Am Not.

So, I debated whether or not to relate this story here, to all of you, mostly because I am actually somewhat horrified by it.  But, sometimes I feel like I read other mom's blogs, and they are so...perfect.  Not that it's a bad thing, but I wonder if they have the same dumb mom moments that I do. 

When we went to the park last week, I was pushing Jack in his stroller, and in front of me my sister and Brandon were swinging Emerson up into the air. 

It was so adorable, and he was laughing so hard, and the day was so beautiful I just had to stop and take pictures.  I pulled Jack next to me, and started clicking. 

I just continued to shoot until this picture... see my sister's face?  How she looks a little surprised?  Well, that would be because Jack's stroller was rolling down the hill into a water drainage area.  

No kidding. 
No, it's not full of water, or rocks, or crocodiles, but still.  I find myself going between laughing hysterically at this latest 'oops' to allowing myself to think of the what-ifs.  'What if it had been a road? What if his stroller had flipped? What if someone took him while I wasn't looking?'  I am feeling a little nauseous just writing that. 

Clearly, I will never be one of those perfect Moms.

Lesson learned?  Lock the stroller wheels at all times.


  1. Oh what can I say, maybe I can get some words out after I finish giggling.

    You are a loving and wonderful [albeit, ah ahem...well] Mom.

    Giggle, nice to know that not all of the Mom bloggers hide their imperfections. You rock girl.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  2. Oh you are so not alone. Today I was so busy helping set up for a baby shower that I failed to watch my kid as he headed for the stairs. Luckily for me somebody was there JUST as he started to tumble. Mother of the year here.

  3. Definitely not perfect here.

    My latest mommy-brain moment was yesterday. I put my son up for his afternoon nap and my husband was taking a snooze in the room on our bed. About an hour later he appears downstairs in the doorway of the front room with a displeased look and holding our son. When I asked what was wrong he told me I had forgotten to raise the side back up on our son's cot and that I'm lucky he woke up as our little guy was about to take a nose dive out of his bed!

    We all make honest mistakes, but it doesn't stop our hearts from falling from our chest for that moment to worry about the what-ifs.

    Love your blog, BTW! x

  4. this made me laugh:) i probably shouldn't but it happens to the best of us.

    and now i know you aren't reading my blog because i am anything but perfect:)

  5. Remember when I banged Emerson's head on the van.....ahem....perfection is just the way you love them!

  6. There's no such thing as a perfect mom. I like to think that our imperfections are what make us unique. :)... p.s. my worst experence was when I let Z help me wash the dishes... he was on a plastic stool in his BARE FEET... needless to say he slipped and fell and then *I* cried.

  7. Lol!!! Oh, I have done some pretty dumb things myself.

  8. Some mom blogs may "look" perfect but really they just are not writing down the bad stuff that happens! Me? B actually pulled an end table down ON TOP of himself! Yes, I was only feet away.


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