Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bad, Bad Mommy!

If yesterday's agenda was supposed to look something like this...

7:30 AM: Forget, for the first time in over a year, to lock door behind husband.
7:45 AM: Leave kids playing and watching TV and go about business of checking email and cleaning kitchen.
8:00 AM: Notice Rosemary's Baby isn't where I left him. Start looking.
8:01 AM: Simultaneously realize with horror that the door was left unlocked, and notice car pulling into driveway.
8:02AM: Retrieve Rosemary's baby from friendly, understanding neighbour who was passing and found him at the end of the driveway, looking to cross the highway.
Rest of Day: Live in the disturbing and humiliating knowledge that I am the worst mother on the planet.

...then, mission accomplished!

I'm starting today with a clean slate. Right after I lock all the doors...

14 comments:

Stephanie Faris said...

Just sounds like you're like the rest of us. You have so much going on, it's hard to keep track of everything. I forget things all the time. I've gotten to where I do a run-through of the house before I leave.

Amanda said...

I love your blog! I too have 2 kids (boys 4 & 6 months) 2 dogs (Chocolate Lab & Cocker Spaniel) only 1 car but my husband works on a mine here in Western Australia so I am on my own 2 out of every 3 weeks so know how hard it can be being the only parent the majority of the time! I look forward to reading more!

T. Anne said...

LOL. That's happen to me before and I think every mom I know! Perhaps it's a test of some sort...

laterg8r said...

came on over from cheapskate mom and love your blog - am now your newest follower!

gotta love the helpful neighbour!

Janine said...

PHEW!!!

AK said...

Hey dropping by from cheapskates mom. Congrats on being the featured blogger. U have so much humour in here. No wonder, Tamara featured u!!Keep it going. If u get time drop by.

Meeko Fabulous said...

Here from Tamara's blog! This is the first post I've read and I love it! You're not an awful mom . . . You were just blessed with a kid like me! LOL I used to vanish all the time too.

Ms. Sarah said...

over from tamaras site. I will be back .thanks for sharing with us

Just Jen said...

Found you through Cheapskates Mom.

I know how you feel. Back when my son was 1 1/2, I was working nights. His father was "watching" him.

I woke up to banging on my front door, the father asleep, and a cop standing on my porch with my son!

He had been in the middle of the road!!!

Jo said...

Just found you (courtesy of Tamara's Q & A) and wanted to send my support and congrats on a blog well done.

You're doing a great job at blogging...and mothering.

Maybe you really ARE 'Wonder Woman'....

Peace, love and happiness,
~Jo
("Diary OF A Sad Housewife")

Deb Neerman said...

Oh, no you're not the 'worst mother on the planet ...' I actually won that award years ago ... and, if you're goal-oriented, now I'm the 'worst grandmother on the planet,' ... so catch-up, Kiddo!

PS: Loved reading this .. made me grin from ear-to-ear!

PSS: Where's a l'il OCD when you need it, huh?!? Then things like this wouldn't happen!

Cooking Mama said...

I LOVE it! Blogging as an excuse to avoid housework. tee hee Just found your blog through Mad Boastings of a Cheapskate Mom. Love it here!

AngeliStarr said...

Im not a mom but i definitely been thru this with cousins while babysitting. UGH! That is one thing i never want to feel again!

Dreamgirl said...

Hi Wendy!
Came over here from Cheapskate mom. I think you are just hilarious! Thanks for sharing a little bit from your some times frantic life... it makes me feel much more "normal" knowing that there are others like me out there!

Have a great week!