Parenting mistakes


Have you ever gotten in over your head as a parent? Maybe having kids at all was over your head to begin with.

When I saw this picture, and the wild panic in the face of this dad, I actually felt a great relief…that I wasn’t him.

What caption would you give this photo?

He was just going to pet him, honey.

Once I passed out and dropped Ellie when she about 4 months old. Now that’s a mistake! We took her right to the ER. It turned out that she was quite fine, and she got away with just a light red mark on her forehead. I got prescribed a Sprite. (Probably that beverage really cost about $800.)

The doctor said, “Now she can blame you for everything, because you dropped her on her head.”

“I think she more or less slid off my lap, but I plan to not tell her,” I said.

As it is now, if Ellie were any smarter, I might want to drop her on purpose. Maybe from a tree top. By her school marks, and testing scores, it may have had a beneficial effect. So, there you have it.

What mistake have you made, or has a parent made with you?

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4 responses to “Parenting mistakes

  1. I’m limited to just one????????????????? Wow….i don’t know if i can pick a pivitol one, there are so many to choose from. Fortunately, allowing a quadroped to gnaw on my offspring is not on my list…

  2. I know my mom did a few things as a parent that “scarred” me.. I often wonder what I’m doing to my son to cause him to need therapy later in life. 😉

  3. I think I may have made the mistake of coloring my 14 year olds hair 2 days ago. She is walking around the house constantly touching it and well…I kinda wanna smack the attitude out of her. Is that wrong? I mean, she’s MUCH too big for me to “accidentally” drop her on her head at this point. Bleh. I dunno.