Every Saturday I bring you a parenting mistake my husband and I have made. Please have a laugh or cry at our expense — we really are good parents, I swear.
This week: Mistake Vignettes
- On Wednesday evening, just back from work and still in a work mindset, Nora was using her outside voice at the table and I accidentally told her to “shut it,” as if she were my friend Monica. I immediately apologized.
- Also on Wednesday evening, I gave her a jelly bean with dinner and then dessert of mint ice cream. She got hyper at bedtime and cracked me in the cheekbone with her skull.
- Yesterday on the car ride home, she said something brilliant and I blurted out, “Holy Crap!” Which led to her blurting out, “Holy Crap!”