I'm reading mommy-blogs today and they all seem to be about hysterical situations that make them the worst parent ever, at least, hysterical to us & worst to them. Now that two of my boys are teenagers I can look back at my own situations and see that everything will be ok with Aidan. What I thought were the most horrible moments in parenting really are hysterical to me now.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I've never been so excited for Taco Bell!
As a young mother to the oldest pea so many years ago I remember going grocery shopping, the baby was fussing horribly. It was one of those times where we didn't have enough to pay for all the groceries on the belt. Already mortified because this couldn't possibly happen to anyone else, I tried to rush out the store, but the baby's butt EXPLODED. When I say he pooped, I mean, it was not just running out of the diaper, but running down MY body. Running him to the public bathroom I realized that I had an unpacked diaper bag. I had no changing pad, no extra clothes, not enough wipes in the WORLD to clean this child! I had him on the floor, baby diarrhea in a puddle around us, both of us in tears, trying to sop up the poop with paper towels. We rushed out of Jewel as fast as we could, both streaked in brown mess. I thought I was the worst mother at the time, but now I look back and can laugh. He did live through it, although I do credit that with the bath at home that resembled a scene from Silkwood.
It doesn't get easier as they get older, either. My middle pea is having a problem with cheese. We've been supportive and have gotten rid of all the cheese in the house (by way of hiding it and eating it when he's not looking). This doesn't sound like anything difficult, but I really think it would be easier to give up chocolate, I didn't realize what a staple cheese has been to our diet. No more pizza, Cheetos, and tacos without cheese is just unthinkable! We've been craving Taco Bell like crazy! Tonight he went to his dad's to watch the Bears game so we raced to Taco Bell and it never tasted so good! I'm feeling guilty about sneaking the cheese, but does it make me a bad mother? Nah. But I will be sure to hide the wrappers...
Posted by Nicole at 8:26 PM