Thursday, May 27, 2010
1) "Well keep your nose out of your brother's mouth!"
It seemed appropriate to me at the time. I mean, just who's fault is it when one kid's nose gets bitten by her brother? Seems to me she could have, well I don't know......maybe MOVED!
2) "I'm sorry but your bird is in the freezer."
Well, long story so you can find it here.
3) "Stop whining! You're going back to camp!"
Ok, embarrassing story here. Another really bad mom moment. Short version:
Kid didn't want to go to camp.
We made him.
Camp calls, kid is on the way to the hospital.
Kid got hurt playing tag.
I get to the hospital and kid looks fine but is writhing and moaning.
I thought he's thinking this is his ticket out of camp.
Xray comes back. Kid's cheekbone is shattered. Needs Surgery.
Mom feels like bad mom of the century.
Kid never goes to camp again.
So now I have a kid that could have been wearing the metal nose that Lee Marvin wore in "Cat Ballou." I have a kid that's petrified we'll kill her pets and I have a kid that has a phobia of camps.
Sometimes I wonder why I ever took this mom thing up. It's so easy to do, or say, the wrong thing.