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post #41 of 51

While leaving preschool today after picking up DD, one of the other moms looks at me and says "Where's Isaac?" referring to my 13 month old. Who I had put down in the parent pick up area and completely forgotten about. blush.gif Luckily the other mom and the teachers just laughed about pregnancy brain, but I still wanted (still want for that matter) to sink into a hole in the earth....

post #42 of 51

This weekend I was really really tired. We had a stressful lunch out, the car was parked FAR away, I forgot the sling and the baby was HEAVY, I got totally lost looking for my car, and everyone was very, very late for their naps. I finally found the car, got DS strapped in, was nursing the almost-asleep baby, and DS announces that he needs to pee. Which he doesn't, because we went before we left the restaurant. Which means he needs to poop and we are nowhere near a potty.

 

So after a frantic search I cobbled together a potty for him. Plastic Halloween pumpkin. The one you see everywhere. THe edges were to sharp so I covered them with one of the baby's pocket diapers. He happily pooped in there and happily telling everyone about it on school on Monday. The parking lot was pretty empty at the time but a father did walk by with two older sons. He really, really conrolled his laughter until he was out of DS's vision.

 

My husband said don't you feel bad about that? And I said, no, I am brilliant. I just wished I had changed the angle of the diaper so I could have reused the pumpkin!

post #43 of 51
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This weekend I was really really tired. We had a stressful lunch out, the car was parked FAR away, I forgot the sling and the baby was HEAVY, I got totally lost looking for my car, and everyone was very, very late for their naps. I finally found the car, got DS strapped in, was nursing the almost-asleep baby, and DS announces that he needs to pee. Which he doesn't, because we went before we left the restaurant. Which means he needs to poop and we are nowhere near a potty.

 

So after a frantic search I cobbled together a potty for him. Plastic Halloween pumpkin. The one you see everywhere. THe edges were to sharp so I covered them with one of the baby's pocket diapers. He happily pooped in there and happily telling everyone about it on school on Monday. The parking lot was pretty empty at the time but a father did walk by with two older sons. He really, really conrolled his laughter until he was out of DS's vision.

 

My husband said don't you feel bad about that? And I said, no, I am brilliant. I just wished I had changed the angle of the diaper so I could have reused the pumpkin!


And thank goodness he was a parent - he totally understood!!  LOL for all the crap we give other parents for being judgemental, sometimes we can really appreciate that others have been there!

 

This thread is amazing, its making me laugh TONS.

post #44 of 51
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My husband said don't you feel bad about that? And I said, no, I am brilliant. I just wished I had changed the angle of the diaper so I could have reused the pumpkin!



I submit this incident as evidence of your genius. thumb.gif

post #45 of 51

I second!  Is it bad that I'm now thinking of sticking an old pumpkin in my car as a portapotty? bag.gif

post #46 of 51
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Is it bad that I'm now thinking of sticking an old pumpkin in my car as a portapotty? bag.gif


Nope. Further evidence of MDC mama genius.

post #47 of 51

My three year old frequently tells us "I'm pwetendin' my almond milk is beer" 

 

the other day my nearly 5 year old dropped her bowl while taking it back to the kitchen (cleaning up from dinner) and it smashed everywhere.  Her reaction?  "Oh F#*K!"  bag.gif

 

Awesome thread.  I'm laughing  and nodding at all the stories.

post #48 of 51
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Is it bad that I'm now thinking of sticking an old pumpkin in my car as a portapotty? bag.gif



 Not at all! I am, too! thumb.gif

post #49 of 51
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can I just say how much I hate how badly the quote features work on the new system?

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DD now calls the dog a dumbass and can say "I hate Tom Brady"



Hilarious! In the same vein, DD2 (2 years old) came into the living room during the Packers/Vikes game a couple weekends ago just as DH pointed out Brett Favre to DD1. DD2 takes one look at DH and says, "He's a has-been!"

 

(Yeah, we're Packers fans.)


LOL My father would be so very very proud of your DD2!! thumb.gif (Wisconsin born and bred, we're Packer fans, too.)

 

A few weeks ago I told DD that an IBC cream soda in a fancy bottle was a beer so she wouldn't bug me to drink some of it. I then lived in fear that she would tell someone that her mommy who is very obviously pregnant was drinking lots of beer since I had a couple of them.
 



My second year of teaching pre-k, we were on a field trip... I hadn't been thinking when I packed my lunch and I packed an IBC rootbeer.  We were at a park having a picnic lunch and I was standing there monitoring my kids on the playground with my bottle of rootbeer in hand and another teacher came up to me and asked me what I was drinking.  duh.gif  DOH!

post #50 of 51

I've been watching a lot of Stargate Atlantis during the day, even though we try to limit the adult programs the children watch.  So this week, they started chasing each other around pretending to be fleeing from the Wraith.  They even have the character names.  Oops!

 

We were in the store yesterday and this really unfriendly cashier rang everything up.  Didn't even crack a smile.  When we were almost done, my (almost) 5 year old dd pointed at her and asked really loudly "Is that person OLD??"  Thank goodness we live in Australia now and our home language is not English.  It could get hairy!

post #51 of 51

The other day I opened the front door to check the mail. I then proceeded to close the front door, not realising my 21 month old DD was standing next to me. She ended up on the doorstep looking very confused. Fortunately she didn't seem upset. An hour later I found her in the bathroom, cleaning the toilet with the toilet brush!

 

Today I was giving her nappy free time because she has a terrible re-occuring rash. I was in the kitchen cooking and she was playing with baking trays and the like. She then started saying 'pee' over and over, but I ignored her because she's not potty trained and she says 'pee' quite a lot randomly. It turns out I should've taken her seriously, as she ended up peeing into a roasting tin, which was quite handy for cleaning up!

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