Yesterday I felt like a real moron after making a really stupid mistake. Here's the scoop...
...walking through Target, just grabbing a few things needed at home, Johnathan started to get really fussy in his stroller. I picked him up, and headed back to the dressing rooms, figuring I'd nurse him and hopefully calm him down. Well, on the way to the back, he started to get really heavy. So, I just put him back in the stroller for the short distance we had left until we got to the changing rooms...and here's the dumb part...I didn't buckle him in! DO NOT DO THIS!!! Long story short, I'm pushing him down the aisle, talking to my sister Gail on my cell, and all of a sudden I see Johnathan slipping out of the stroller and sliding across the floor on his back with his eyes wide wondering how the heck he got there! I felt like the worst mom in the world as I picked my crying baby up off the floor. Thankfully the foot rest on the stroller broke his fall, and he didn't end up with any bumps or bruises. I however have a huge X on my mommy-who-keeps-her-baby-safe card, and felt awful for the rest of the day yesterday.
Anyways, there it is. I'm not the perfect mother that I thought I was (just kidding, I never thought I was perfect, I just wanted to be!). I do have a renewed sense of keeping Johnathan out of harms way now, and will be keeping an eye out for my own stupidity. I'm sure we've all been there, or will be there someday, so watch out mommas, these moron moments happen when you least expect them!
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