Wednesday, 04 January 2012
As a parent, I've had many "Mom Moments": times when my children have said or done things that just left me shaking my head in wonder. I thought you'd get a kick out of hearing about a couple of them.
- "I'm a poopbutt." (needing a diaper change)
- Daughter sticks two plastic balls in her shirt. "Look Mom! I have boobs!" Dear lord, I think I just saw what she's going to be like at 16.
- "I want to have that thing that goes like this [twirling motion with hand] so I can play with it. You know, the one that's black. You know, the one that brother had yesterday. You know, that thing that looks like this [draws line in the air.] That goes like this [jumps in the air]." I'm still trying to figure that one out.
- I discovered a missing shoe *behind* the crisper drawer and a pack of Uno cards just sitting on a shelf in my refrigerator.
- I'm pretty sure my son is responsible for the sharpie marks on the coffee table and the crayons drawing on our tv. I think they hide drawing utensils in random places because even if the box of crayons or markers is on a top shelf undisturbed, they will always find one anyway.
- "I thought you said big girls don't wear diapers!"
- My daughter came to me with a huge smile on her face and informed me that she and brother were playing nicely. She said "We're making it puff up in the air and chasing it around. Then we make footprints! It's slippery. Brother fell down but he's okay." Then she ran off to play some more. Can you guess what it was? Baby powder. I was in the ladies' at that moment. It was a very panicky moment, knowing that they were puffing baby powder all over the living room but not being able to rush in there to stop them.
- One afternoon during a very long drive into town, we were keeping my oldest occupied by shouting out random silly phrases, like "Stink feet!" or "Daddy farted!" or "boogie monster!" My husband decided to take it a step further and yell "Mommy poops in the bushes!" Of course, to a three year old, that was pure gold. Fast forward to the grocery store. We headed down a very crowded aisle and my daughter felt the need to continue our game. So she shouted "Mommy poops in the bushes!" Do you know what it's like to be stuck in a grocery aisle with twenty smirking people staring at you? And where was my dear husband? Ducking back around the end-cap to hide.
I know that I should be able to recall more Mom Moments but I think that sometimes they are just so...insane?...unusual?...mind-numbing?... that my brain blocks them from memory.
What about you? What are your most memorable Mom Moments?