Grand Rapids, Mich. (WOTV) - Karma, it must all be karma right?! There has to be an explanation for the crazy things your kids do. I've found my 1 year doing plenty of things that I would have normally thought, "how could anyone let that happen?!" or, "she let her kid do what?!" I've also show up to work for a big meeting with baby puke down my black suit jacket or been the mom with the baby shrieking during church.
I thought it would be fun to swap some stories with real moms on their most mortifying mom moments to date. I'll go first:
Diaper Don't "The other night I was going to put Easton in the tub. When I went to take his diaper off a giant piece of poo fell out and landed right in the palm of my hand. I screamed! Then I panicked all while he smiled at the show I was putting on. After disposing of the culprit (the poo not the baby), I washed my hands then turned around to test the bath water. When I turned back around I saw my un-diapered son let out a grunt and proceed to poop all over my lovely baby blue bathroom rug. AHHHH!!!!!!!!! Needless to say the baby got tossed in the tub and the rug got tossed in the trash. Seriously not the best way to end your day. "- Carly Munoz
Down & Dirty "This happened to me last month when I took my son to visit my grandmother at her assisted living center. As we were walking in, my three year old son, Colin, said, "Look! There's great-grandpa!" My response was, "No, honey. He does look a little bit like him, but great-grandpa died, remember?" As we walked closer to the door, Colin looked at the elderly man and said to him, "Hey! You aren't under the dirt and grass yet!" I wanted to dig my own hole and climb inside!" - Jennifer
Poison ain't Pretty "My son ate a leaf from a Peace Lilly and I thought it would be a good idea to eat part of a leaf too so I would know if he would be ok (I really don't know what I was thinking). After it happened I realized it was a poisonous plant and had to call poison control. I thought for sure we were both going to die. I felt SO stupid." - Sincerely, too embarrassed for words ;-)
Mustache Mistake "When Sophia was two or three years old (I can't quite remember) I picked her up one day from daycare. One of her teachers goes, "I have a funny story for you about Sophia." Apparently Sophia went up to one of her other teachers and said, "Ms. Deb you have a mustang." Ms. Deb responded with "I wish I had a mustang, but I don't have that fancy of a car like that." Sophia responded with, "no, a mustang, on your lip" and pointed to her teachers upper lip. She goes, "Oh, you mean a mustache?" Sophia goes, "Yeah, you have a mustache!" Nice, huh? I was mortified when the teacher told me, but she said Ms. Deb just laughed it off."- Jamie
No Walk in the Park "My daughter and I walked to the park, quite a distance. She had eaten a freezie earlier. She had diaherrea and I had to throw her underwear in the woods and use leaves to clean up. Then walked all the way home. Awful!!!"- Anonymous Mommy
Walk in Whoopsie "I had a male co-worker walk in on me pumping my boobs! Pretty sure that he went and splashed a little bleach in his eyes to try and burn out that sight. The worst part was facing him day in, day out afterwards!"- Alexis
Just Peachy "When Lauren was about 3 or 4 she was walking along my cart at the grocery store. As she is passing the liquor, she grabs a pint of peach schnapps. She says, " I love this kind mommy." Of course there were other people close by who smirked at me! Truthfully she had never tried it!"- Janet
Toilet Paper Tale "Once when I had a house full of company, "Wun Yung Sun"" who will otherwise remain nameless, at the age of 2, ran out of the bathroom butt naked into a living room full of guests with a long stream of toilet paper hanging out his butt and proudly exclaimed, "Look, mommy, I have a tail!"-Barb
Kids Point of View "The other day we were at the store and Dylan burst out "Wow that lady is really fat!" I said no, she's pregnant, He said "No. I think she's just fat." - Melissa
Daddy Moment to Smirk at "My husband took our son (then about 5) into the men's room. There were other men in there and my husband took our son into a stall. After our son went, my husband had to go. He told me that our son peeked around, glanced at my husband, and very loudly announced, "Daddy...your wiener is huge!" Chuckles and snorts came from the rest of the bathroom."- Megan
A Situation you can't Prepare for... "I'm usually pretty prepared when we leave the house, extra diapers, extra wipes, etc... But the one time I didn't pack any extras because we were just running to pick Brie up from somewhere, Emma decided to vomit all over, and I mean all over, this was the one and only time she has done this. Fortunately I had a box of tissues and an extra diaper in the glove box. I got her sort of cleaned up, but had no clothes for her, did I mention this was in the winter? I wrapped her in my shirt and threw on my winter coat and we drove to the nearest
baby store to buy the poor baby some clothes, I was so embarrassed walking through the store basically shirtless, Emma in my shirt and by that time both of us smelled like vomit." -Kris
Fit to be tied "When my oldest was around four, and with a new baby, we went to Kohls to purchase a patio table and chairs. We purchased it, and waited for an associate to bring them from the stock room and help load them into our car. We had to wait a little bit, but it was too much for my big boy. He was DONE and wanted to go home NOW. I told him to be patient, and that we would have to wait a bit longer, and that was it. He had a full fledged, crying, lay on the floor, fit. And nothing I did or said made a difference. I just hoped that the associate would come quickly so we could leave. Other people were walking by, and my first thought was what they were all judging my lack of parenting skills. I continued to talk to him quietly, and realized that the other people in the store weren't judging me. They were either thinking, "been there, done that, glad it's not me", or "poor mommy." A real eye-opening moment." -Kelli
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