So grab a cup of coffee and a donut, ahem, I mean a low-fat muffin, or depending on the time of the day maybe some wine and chocolate, and sit back and enjoy Tonya’s Monster Mommy Moment!
In 21 short months, I am guilty of so many mom fails and Monster Mommy Moments it isn’t even funny!
As soon as Natalie created this weekly feature I offered to share my shame. That was back in early January, people and there has been a waiting list!
I am so relieved to know I’m not alone.
Without further adieu, here I go on my walk of shame. Please take my hand.
I am guilty of letting my poor baby boy:
• Fall down several stairs once.
• Fall off his changing table once.
• Fall off my bed once.
• Fall out of his crib once.
• Bump into doors, windows, coffee tables and trees.
• Sit in a wet diaper for far too long.
• Watch too much television.
• Cry it out.
The list gets longer AND worse…
I am also ashamed to admit I:
• Grabbed him hard enough to leave a mark.
• Left him unattended in the car while I ran into pick up dry cleaning, a sandwich and pay for gas (three separate occasions and he was sound asleep each time).
• Stepped on his foot.
• Dropped him.
• Text, Tweet or read blogs when I should be playing with him.
• Lost him at the park (for just a couple of minutes). See above.
• Stopped using the baby monitor more than 10 months ago because the reception in our house stinks!
• Dug out the baby monitor so that my husband and I could continue partying with our next door neighbors while Lucas slept at home (the monitor worked great at their house!).
• Almost left the house without him.
• Didn’t pack enough diapers OR formula for an 18 hour flight to Australia.
• Subjected him to Justin Beiber’s song Baby and he liked it! This is hands down the stupidest thing I’ve done to date.
• Hit my car radio power button so hard once it broke when Lucas refused to stop whining from the back seat.
I’m an idiot mom and not proud of these things, but they happened.
Motherhood is tough, especially when you’re a stay-at-home-mom and spend close to 65 hours alone with your child. In most of the above cases, I will say that I learned very valuable lessons and also realize that I should be thanking my lucky stars. Someone, somewhere is looking over me. And Lucas.
No one but Lucas has seen me at my absolute worst; my wits end and ready to throw in the towel. I refuse to hit him, but he has certainly heard me yell at the top of my lungs. He has seen me lose my temper, throw things and break down in tears. He usually wins our battles of will and grace because I give in. I live with mommy guilt every day because of something I did or didn’t do, corner I’ve cut, outburst I’ve had or some other Monster Mommy Moment I’ve had.
Hopefully nothing I’ve done or let happen to my son (or will do) is too irreparable, unforgivable, or have lasting effects.
On second thought, poor Lucas, something tells me he is going to need a lot of therapy someday!
And now you see why I love my friend Tonya. Honest, relatable, and willing to share some pretty personal experiences…and admit it, you’ve done a few of them yourself!
Thank you Tonya, for reminding us that we are all sharing the same experiences and that we’re all in this together and that we can learn from each other’s
Now go swing by Letters for Lucas and say hello to Tonya, and if you’re new there make sure to tell her that I sent you. I know you’ll really enjoy her blog!
I’m also guest posting today over at By Word of Mouth Musings…thanks to Nicole for asking me over to visit!
And so it goes…