A Few Parenting ...Oopsies

>> Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Anyone will tell you that it's hard to be a competent anything, including a parent, when you are bone tired.  I will add that it is also hard to be a parent when it is raining, but that is another story, and something I will have to find a solution to since I think the rain may never, ever stop.  I don't even want to think about how hard it will be to be a parent on the ark.

Anyway, after being up most of the night, I am finding the idea of writing a narrative story for this blog to be just about beyond my capabilities, so I thought I would offer you a different kind of list.  I am going to quote (as best I can) some of our greatest parenting mishaps.  Rather than tell you what happened, I'm hoping you will enjoy reading what was said while it was happening instead.  Either way, it should be interesting.

1.  Toddler:  "Oh, Toodles!  Where are you? It's me, Toddler!  I stuck in chair and I need your help!"  Parent when unbuckling child from car seat:  "Note to self -- loosen car seat straps when inserting child with a heavy winter coat."

2.  Toddler:  "Mommy!  I go pee pee in the potty!  That's a good job!  Oh, and what a mess!  And mommy's pants!  And the floor, too!"
Mommy:  "I thought I told you to point down."

3.  Mommy:  "Toddler, what are you doing?"
Toddler:  "I need yellow spoon! I open drawer, get yellow spoon!"
Mommy, to friend: "Note to self.  Remove knives from that drawer, and fast."
Friend: "Yeah, I keep my kid spoons and my knives together too.  Bad us."

4.  Toddler (from another room):  "Oh, look!  It's scissors and sticky tape!  Cut, cut, cut!"

5.  Toddler (from another room):  "I play mommy 'puter!"

6.  One Parent to Other Parent:  "Should we let Toddler walk around the store himself, or should we make him ride in the cart?"
Other Parent:  "Oh, make him ride in the cart.  How long can he possibly scream?"

7.  Grandparent:  "Toddler, don't come in here, there is fresh paint."
Parent:  "Toddler, come back!"
Grandparent:  "Too late.  I hope you didn't like that outfit."

8.  One Parent to Other Parent:  "Are you teaching him to drink chocolate milk without a bib in his brand new t-shirt?
Other Parent:  "Yes.  Is that a problem?"

Well, I think that is enough denegrating our parental skills for one day.  I hope you are managing better at your house.


kadiera April 6, 2010 at 9:24 AM  

You know, that last one sounds like our house.

me to husband: here is a bib. please apply it to the boy when you put him in the high chair.

a few minutes later, I find bib on the floor when coming back from the kitchen, look at child already covered in goo, and sigh.

husband: hrm. apparently I failed to properly apply the bib....

Karin Kysilka April 12, 2010 at 10:47 AM  

At least he tried a bib? At least? (I'm trying, here.) :-)

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