You've all seen Little E hanging out around these parts. He often frequents the blog. Because let's face it, Mommy can't help but share his cuteness with the world.
He is the cutest little red head...ever. Period.
And who could ever fail this sweet little boy? *raises hand* First time Mommy here. I have had my share of epic mommy fails, and for today's Listable Life (cuz I missed this prompt last week because we were plagued!), I will be sharing with you....
5 Parent Fails
Parenting is one of the most difficult, most fun, most-patience-testing, most inspiring, most exciting, most joyous adventures I've ever been on. I love every second of it. Hopefully E will forgive us one day for our epic parent fail moments.
Epic Fail #3- Let him eat straw. E was 9 months old for his first Halloween. This is at Rombach's Puh-kin Patch in St Louis. I didn't stop him from putting straw in his mouth because, well, his yuck face was absolutely adorable and I wanted a picture of it, which you can see I got in the 2nd photo! Then he gagged on the straw. Ok, maybe I should have taken the straw away from him sooner, and worried less about capturing the "yuck face."
Second car fail (which is really one of the funnier fail moments)- I was with my Mom and we were taking E to my cousin's house so she could babysit for me while my Mom and I went out for some girl time. My cousin lives down the street. Literally. Like right down the street from my parents. It's a like 20 second drive and the road curves. So I thought I would just hold E in my lap while Mom drove us down there. As we are driving, Mom and I joke about how bad of a parent I am being and that it would be hilarious if there was a cop on our street on that 20 second drive. The chance of that happening was so slim! I mean, seriously, the distance between thier houses is 0.4 miles. So off we go. We round the corner and lo and behold, there is a COP! AHHH! Not funny (at least not in the moment!) My heart starts to race and
toss... launch... set Eli onto the floor so that the police officer won't see him. E starts screaming cuz I startled him. Mom's window is down so I better hope that cop is deaf! And did I mention the speed limit is 25 mph! Oh my gosh, 25 mph has never felt so slow. We get past the police car and turn into my cousin's driveway. Mom and I look at each other, then look at E (who is still in tears), and start laughing hysterically! There was no way that could have just happened!!! But it did. Let's just say after that incident,
most of the time always take the time to buckle him in.
(please note- I strongly believe in seat belts and the only times I have not buckled E in was a few times for 30 second drives in a parking lot or down the street in a neighborhood where the speed limit is 20-25 mph)
Wait. What? There are stages for bottle nipples? Uhhh. :| He was on stage 1 and should have been on stage 3 at this point. I had no idea! (although that makes perfect sense!) As soon as we switched the nipple size, he gulped that milk like there was no tomorrow and there was no more "savoring." Dr. Hubby and I could not believe we hadn't thought of that. I am proud to say E is now on sippy cups and only because I had to cold turkey him. I tried to make it a gradual change, but he was a fighter! Sadly, he only got to properly enjoy his baba's for a short time. Epic. Parent. Fail.
So there are my epic parent fail moments. Don't judge! This is only 5 epic parent fail moments, and there have been many. Like how about the first time we took E out of the house and totally forgot the diaper bag. Or just a few weeks ago, when we went to a taste testing event and forgot E's bib. Or taking him to Mothers Day Out and forgetting his bottle. Or leaving my keys in the diaper bag that my husband left at Mothers Day Out and having to bike to church to retrieve said keys so that I had a car with a carseat in it to take him home in....
I'm not a perfect parent, but I do what I can to be a good mommy.
Maybe I will actually get something right with my next child... ;)
PS: In a few weeks, there is a listable life prompt with which I hope to redeem myself..."5 things I do well as a Parent."
Linking up over at Listable Life!