This is my embarrassing parenting story…though it’s one of many.
I’m sure we’ve all had them…those moments that last forever in your memory. The ones where you prayed never to see the innocent bystanders EVER again.
I have been thinking a lot about when my boys were younger, man I miss those days. I thought it was so hard at the time, but I would love to have those days back. Life was simple, and they were simply embarrassing kids!
Don’t believe me?
I now submit to evidence:
Article A – The Airport
When the boys were young, we traveled to and from NC to visit with the Grands. Due to my husbands work schedule and our need to see them every three months (lucky aren’t they), I took most of these trips alone.
You may have seen me there; I was the one running to make my connection pushing a double stroller with about 60 lbs of weight sitting in it (I had some chunksters), rolling two bags of carry-on, a stuffed diaper bag, and two car seats around my shoulders! Oh yeah, and I was probably crying!
So on the way home from one of these lovely trips we are standing in line at the gate getting ready to board the plane, and I’m holding Jordan’s hand and have John Jr. on my hip. Suddenly I hear John Jr. say, “Look Jordan I found band-aids in mommy’s pocketbook” to which Jordan quickly starts yelling “I wanna band-aid too mom, I want one, I want one.” So I am frantically digging in my purse trying to find the band-aids when I realize, I never carry band-aids in my purse. I curiously looked up at John Jr. to find that he had unwrapped a pad and stuck it to his forehead! I thought I was going to die! I quickly ripped it off his head and shoved it in my purse. I’m not sure how many people witnessed my humiliation; I kept my head down and my eyes forward, and yes I prayed “Lord, please don’t ever let me see these people again,” so far, so good!
Article B Coming Soon!
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