When did u experience your first " I am the worst mom in the world" moment? I am asking because this weekend I felt just that. Here is what happened. My inlaws were here for the weekend visiting because my husband is deploying.
Saturday morning we all head out to Ihop for breakfast. My car seats 5 people and inlaws truck seats 6. For the entire 4 days they were here my husband, 2 of my 3 children his nephew and I go in my car. My inlaws along with my dd#2 ride in the truck. so I thought.
We arrive at Ihop and I get out of my car and the first thing my Mil asks me is "where is dd#2? Omg my Heart just dropped, we jumped back in the car and made it home in 2 min, the longest 2 min of my life. We drive up and see a note from my neighbor saying dd is at her house. I go get her and just hold her for a good minute. I felt like the worst parent alive! How could I forget my own daughter?!?!
I am not pointing fingers or blaming anyone, it was an honest mistake. But mind you that my nephew has been riding in our car the entire weekend, but yet my inlaws thought dd was still riding with us even when they know that i forbid to seat 4 kids in a 3 seated backseat, that is the reason why my dd has been riding with them because I can't fit all 4 kids in my car.
It was my mistake I put the blame all on me. I thought dd was with my in laws and they thought she was with me.
I had a long talk with my dd who is 8, she tells me " I looked out the window and I saw you guys going in the car to leave" I asked her why she didn't come out or say anything and she said "idk my tummy hurt"
Lesson learned : always know where your children are at all times, even in the hands of relatives.
Note to self: Dont beat urself up about this, who cares what others think. Shit happens.
So pls ladies share with me your " I am the worst parent alive" moment, that is if you have any. So I can put this bad feeling at ease. Thank you for reading.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:16 AM on Feb. 3, 2011 in General Parenting
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