I’m guessing that this is probably not an original idea but I was inspired by @chickenruby’s recent blog about her accident prone boys and my neighbour’s drama last week when she accidentally locked herself out of the house when her 18 month old was asleep inside. I need to stress that I don’t think these two are bad parents in any way.
As parents we are not perfect, even though some parents purport that they are, which exacerbates the societal pressures on us parents. I’m not looking for stories that border on abuse but those that horrified you at the time but you can look back and laugh on them now.
To get the ball rolling I’ll share a few stories.
- We were at one of Madame’s pals 1st birthday. I had a couple of glasses of wine but was in no way intoxicated. We were all sitting out back. She was in a Handysit on the patio. To this date I still don’t know exactly what happened but at some point I turned, unfastened her and then I must have been distracted. The next think I know she is lying face down on the concrete, screaming. She had the biggest goose egg on her forehead. I didn’t sleep for days beating myself up over it.
- At that birthday, a friend of mine shared a bad parenting moment of one of his mates. He was running with their child on his shoulders, great fun. But wasn’t thinking and ran into the house through the patio doors and didn’t calculate the clearance! I’m sure you can work out what happened.
- Last summer, when I was home in Canada my cousin was telling us about when his daughter was a new born. They had a menagerie of cats and dogs. He was in bed, felt what he thought was one of the cats on the end of the bed and kicked it off. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the cat but his daughter. Eeek!
To join the club, just post/share one of these stories and take the badge. As usual, this is open to everyone so please feel free to pass it on.
However, I would love to hear tales from:
As I’m sure they have goodies! Do let me know if you do one so I can link back to you.