Im amazed at how much Ky can get up to when i'm in the room with him but not watching him while I'm doing a few jobs!
....Parenting has been an ongoing learning experience for me. We recently got a lock for the fridge as I was fed up of cleaning up eggs! - Ky was obsessed with them, they'd go missing and i'd find them in strange places like the boot of his truck.
The most recent incident in our house was Ky pulling the blanket box over to the dresser to reach my make-up.....here is his attempt at make-up......
none of mine havent really done anything like this, the only thing i can think of is that i left Coby for a couple of mins while i went upstairs to do something (cant remember what now) and when i came back down i found him in the tumble drier, the plugs is never in or switched on while its not in use so he was safe, i just found it funny at the time.
When the baby was about 3 months old, my mother and I went on a day shopping 1 1/2 hours away. When we were leaving the mall, I figured she had buckled the baby in his seat and she figured I did it. Much to my horror, I removed the blanket from the baby once home to find him totally unbuckled. I cried and cried and begged my OH to believe I was still a good mom. I've never felt worse... He still bugs me about it since he finds I freaked out for nothing since Simon came home safe after all.
I remember my SIL asking if we'd set off without strapping the car seat in when they were tiny. I thought "who'd do that?!". Ummm.... we've done it a couple of times. Trouble is one of us always thinks the other has done the strapping in.
Here is my worst bad mother thing (well maybe with the exception of the poo). When Charlotte was 5 months old she was already moving about - rolling and doing this crab like shuffle on her back. I left her on our bed while I took Tom downstairs and strapped him into his car seat. As I was on my way back upstairs I heard this THUD. She'd set off exploring and explored her way off the bed.
Oh the guilt of it! I rushed her to A and E to get her checked over. She was right as rain of course. Laughing and gigling with the doctor and grabbing at his stethoscope. Part of me was totally terrified the whole time I was there that someone would come and take her away from me. I've since discovered that lots of people's babies fall off beds and sofas, they just don't go to A and E over it.
My bad mother bits seem to revolve around Emily than Jack, in the way i have done worse stuff to her!!
Coming home from playschool one day i shut her hand in the car door, not just catch it the door completely shut and i couldn't understand why she was screaming, until i opened the door again and she showed me her fingers, yep they were flat!!!!!
Luckily toddler bones are quite suple so no breakages
So yeah bad mum awrad goes to me for that one, only to be made worse that i did exactly the same thing a couple of months later
Then when she was around 4 i was doing the ironing in the room and she is playing with toys, we had had the whole don't touch its hot convo, when i thought i heard the phone, i literally took 5 steps and she screamed, she had decided to test the "hot" theory and placed her hand full on the iron.
This resulted in me flying to my friends with tears streaming down my face, then a trip to A&E to get it bandaged, she looked like little boxer for 3 weeks
I was sure SS were gonna be called
Jack seems to have got off lightly with my mothering skills as he has only and only used in the loosest sense fallen down the last 2 stairs, that i can remeber i am sure more bad mum moments will come to me
We have done the not fastening the carseat as we both thought each other had done it.......
I was walking up he stairs with Jade in my arms, she was only about 2 weeks old. I tripped and had to put my hand out to save us, but she fell straight back and hit her head so hard on the stairs I ran the rest of the stairs crying and gave her to my Mum.
Paul was siting on the sofa playing with Alfie and lifting him above his head. He moved him backwards above his head straight into the wall, not gently either, I went mad
I left Jade out in the garden when she was 18 months old as she had a spider on her and I have a severe phobia........I had to get the courage to get rid otherwise I would have had to leave her there. So I actually took a full swinging kick and kicked it off of her shoulder. How I managed not to kick Jade is unreal, but I was very Thankful that I didn't, and that I got that thing off otherwise I would not have let her indoors.
I used to change Alfie's bum on the changing mat on top of our poufe, well we also used to leave him there whilst we turned to get the wipes and stuff, this particular day he had obviously learnt to move and went off the poufe backwards, landing on his head.
I once stood on and broke one of Pauls most collectable cars and blamed Jade when she was just 3yrs old
I must have loads, but I just can't think of them! x
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