Mommy mishaps, we all have them. We say things or do things that end up taking a turn for the worse. You know, those moments when you wish you could turn back the clock and do it a little differently. Yeah, well that was me today. I was driving my little mini me and Sassy pants home from Ballet. I made a conscious effort to leave work early and be the one to drive them today. Even though NO One in my house let me sleep last night, but a promise is a promise and I promised the girls I would take them to ballet this time. I urged them to use the potty prior to Ballet. Mini me did as requested, but true to form, Sassy pants would not listen. Exhausted and cranky thanks to my little sleep deprivers mind you, I did not press the issue. We shall call this mistake number one in this case. So after Ballet I again took them to the restroom and asked them to potty. Again, mini me listened and Sassy did not. Too tired I said let’s go. mistake number 2! Are you keeping up with me because we have another mistake coming! Having a test tomorrow and no sleep, but still needed to study I decided to take the extra drive to Starbucks because my monster headache was killing me and I still have work to do before bed! Mistake number 3! After the Sanity keeping Starbucks run, Sassy tells me that she needs to potty!Well, I thought I was so cool that I would just tell her that since she didn’t listen when I asked that she could just pee on herself or hold it, because we weren’t stopping! In my barely conscious stupor I forgot how literal she is! She at the age of six does not understand my sarcasm. She is a child after all! Had I not been so tired, I would have remembered this important detail! Mistake number 4! We got home, and sure enough that child’s seat was WET! Yep, she really did it! She Thought I really meant to pee on herself! So mortified at myself for allowing my crankiness get the better of me, I guess I have to chalk this up to mommy mishap number…. Well, I have lost count at this point!So lesson learned, Six year old children take things very Literally and even when sleep deprived, do not tell your child to pee on themselves because they will! Here are some other quotes that sassy has taken to the extreme literality!
“If you do not hurry up, then I will drag you to the car!” – her response – crying while saying – “ But you will scrape all of my skin off!”
” You can do anything you want in life,be anything you want” when she doesn’t get her way ” You said I could do anything I want!”
” I have a test today too!” – “
mommy you are too old to be in my class!”
hmm…. Have you ever said anything to your child that you wish you could take back, or better yet, have they ever said anything you wish they could take back?