Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Moron Mommy Moment

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!

3 comments:

Amy said...

Oh goodness but at least he's fine though! No one is perfect as the Bible states;)

buscher3 said...

Um...yeah, won't be the first time that happens. At least you didn't forget to buckle him in the carseat. For someone who checks every part of that thing everytime I put Zoe in the car, I felt my heart plummet when I noticed I'd driven from walmart to our house w/o buckling her in. That's what I get for letting her sit in the seat and letting something else catch my attention before I buckled her.

Gail said...

Now Gracie you really need to forgive yourself for this blunder. If anything you could maybe blame me? After all, I was the one distracting you. Anywho....nobody's perfect...not even you (hard to believe though!). Love you, Sis!

-GG