On our Facebook page, I recently asked moms to get real and admit one of their worst mama moments. One mom explained ,“I locked my oldest, at the time she was 3 months old, in the car and had to listen to her cry for 30 minutes tell the locksmith arrived.”
Another mom explained her worst mama moment, “When my oldest daughter was only a few days outta the hospital, my dad being the proud grandpa he is wanted to take her to show her off to his boss. So we took a 45 min drive and everything was good until on the way home she got hungry and I left her bottles on the counter at home.”
There were others too. It was a relief to read about other people’s mistakes because I was dealing with a whopper of my own. I just recently had a major Mama Fail. I wrote the wrong due date on the calendar for the at home portion of the science fair project.
Not even kidding.
For a split second, I considered falsifying the results.
I didn’t though… Instead, I chose the route of responsibility and integrity. I wrote my son’s teacher an e-mail, where I explained what happened and offered a few solutions, maintaining that my son and I understood that there would be a grade reduction. I explained that if anything, it would be a life lesson in integrity and honesty for my son.
She wrote back, explaining that since we communicated immediately what happened, there would be time for my son to work on it at school in addition to what we did at home.
So, it turned out good. I’m almost glad I messed up at this point, because Noah learned so much more than just science with this year’s project.
Even still… I have some lingering guilt about it. So tell me, (PLEASE) what was one of your major Mama Fail Moments?