Okay, here’s one of those posts that portrays that maybe I’m not the best mom and hopefully makes the rest of you feel like a better mom (and one that maybe my mother-in-law should just skip altogether).
My husband and I are watching our neighbors kids in a few weeks while they go to Mexico. This neighbor (I work for her) asked me to run some errands for her the other day which consisted of picking up a daughter from school and taking her to volleyball practice, and picking up her two other kids and taking them to the Dollar Tree (and a few other errands). Well, as I was playing “mom” with my 3 new awesome adopted children…My baby girl sat silently in the back just happy to be there for the ride (typical of her).
After running several errands in a row I ran the 2 younger kids in to the dollar store. I came out, got in the car and realized I TOTALLY LEFT MY BABY IN THE CAR WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT! I was horrified with myself. All of a sudden all those tragic news stories started passing through my mind and I felt so sick with myself (luckily it was 5 minutes or less, it was not a hot day, and she acted like she didn’t even know we had left). I never thought until that moment that I could be that spacey…but I just proved myself wrong. Now I am just hoping and praying that I never do something like that again. But how to I make sure that I won’t?
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Now’s your chance to make me feel better. Have you ever done anything like that?
Do you have any habitual reminders set in place that keep you from repeating it?
I only have one child right now, but those of you that have more than one: How do you keep your brain intact and keep from making these kind of mistakes?