Friday, December 11, 2009

I'm Not a Fabulous Mom Today.

That's how I'm feeling, lately. I went to the kid's Christmas concert last night, and forgot my camera. And one of my sons had a duet, and another had a major part as Santa's announcer! And I didn't get to record any of it!!! All I have are the memories in my heart, blah blah blah blah.

Bad Mom.

This morning, I realized, with a pang of horror, that one of my son's pills had run out and for some reason, refilling the prescription had slipped my mind. He NEEDS these pills for school, or he can't focus, and acts like a Monkey on Speed, Caffeine (name your stimulant), etc.. SO, I called the school and said he was going to be "late" and we ran to the Dr, got the prescription refill, ran to Walgreens and got it filled, shopped at Walmart for nothing we needed while we waited for the pills to get filled, and I had him chug his pill in the car with water as I drove him to school, an hour and a half late.

Bad Mom.

And I realized halfway through this major jaunt that I had neglected to feed my two-year old (and myself) breakfast. All I had in the car was a box of Hostess 100-calorie chocolate muffin packs and half a can of Sour Cream and Onion Pringles. Guess what we had for breakfast?


I should just be shot. Maybe I should top off the day and let my toddler sit in front of movies all day long while I sleep. Or give him an aspartame-laden Diet Coke to top off those chocolate muffins and chips.


Scuse' me while I run off to make him a bowl of healthy oatmeal and proceed to read him 5847365 educational books...


Devon Ellington said...

Sometimes it all just happens at once. Consider it your quota for the month. When stuff like that is spread out, you don't notice it as much. When it all happens on the same day, it's harder.

You know what? The memories on your heart will be much sweeter than anything a MACHINE could record.

You're a great Mom. All the time. Even when you're a little unconventional.

Aimee said...

Funny (in that sort of way you'll laugh about years from now).

Michelle Miles said...

Meh. Sometimes stuff happens and you can't help it. Don't beat yourself up over it. You're a great mom! And your kids will remember that YOU were there, not the camera. ;)

Anonymous said...

You seem pretty normal to me!

Anonymous said...


Brian and Martha said...

Hey, are you back in wisconsin? I know I might be slow. You should look us up sometime. We are in colgate. By the way, you are not a bad mom. Just a little absentminded. I forget cameras all the time. And, I would forget pills if I or my kids had to take them.

Anonymous said...

Your unfabulus moments are sort of what happens to me every day. Should I feel bad about that?


Anonymous said...

I can spell unfabulous. Or is it even a word?