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Friday, September 24, 2010

This is a sponsored post from 8th Continent and BlogHer.

I have had MANY a parenting fail.

As in, MANY.

I like to title this one, "Why bother with the birds and the bees when you can just scare the hell out of them?"

“Son, before we finish eating, Mom and Dad need to talk to you about the rules regarding our bedroom door. What is our rule?”

“That we have to knock when we come in.”

“Yes. YOU MUST KNOCK BEFORE COMING IN. Now, you have been having a BIG
problem keeping that rule. You almost never knock and it’s gotten to the point that we need to talk about it. For example, tonight when Mom and Dad were laying down, and you kept coming in, did you knock first? Even after we reminded you?”

“No, but I am always just tempted to open the door and come in. Knocking takes a long time.”

“Well, here is the thing, son. I need to find a way to explain this so you will understand why it’s important to knock. So, I’ll be blunt. A lot of the time that Mom and Dad are in their bedroom, they are NAKED. Not only NAKED, but Mom and Dad also like to KISS while NAKED. We like to KISS NAKED A LOT. If you are going to keep barging into our room without knocking, I need to let you know that there is a very good possibility that you are going to see a lot of NAKED KISSING. Unless you knock. Then we have time to not be NAKED and stop KISSING. So…what do you think?”

(Blink. Blink. Blinkity-blink-blink.)

“I don’t think that I will ever be tempted to come into your room ever again.”

“Good plan. Finish your carrots.”

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  • At 4:24 PM , Blogger Jamie Lynn said...

    While taking the trash out, I locked myself out of my house and my 2 year old son in the garage. Alone. I had no keys, no phone, and didn't know my neighbors. I finally had to go introduce myself. "Hi. We just moved in next door. Can I use your phone? My son is locked inside." Of course they were in a hurry and my husband didn't answer. After 30 mins of calling my son through the door to make sure he was okay, the neighbors came back with my husband on the phone.

    My son was fine and my husband was in hysterics. Mom of the year, I know.

  • At 2:35 PM , Blogger Carrie said...

    My kids are young, so I haven't had big things yet- just tons of little ones. but I let my daughter eat cheerios off the floor, even though it's not even remotely clean. And I secretly get annoyed with my kids for asking me to read to them all the time. Even though I know it's great for their development, I'm starting to hate their books :)

  • At 10:10 PM , Blogger Tauni said...

    One of my biggest fails to date would have to be when my daughter started 1st grade. She went from Half Day Kindergarten to all day school in 1st grade. I thought school started at 8:55 every day and got out at 3:55 on Monday through Thursday and 1:35 on early day (usually Friday).

    Imagine my horror and the dirty nasty looks I got from the teacher waiting with my daughter and the other little boy in carpool when I arrived to the empty school parking lot at 3:50 and found out school got out at 3:35!! I thought I was going to be there 5 minutes early - um nope!! First day of a new school year and I was 15 minutes LATE to get them from school!

    It has been 2 years and I STILL fill super, ubber guilty about that one!

  • At 3:53 PM , Blogger St said...

    Out running errands, my one yr old puked. I had no change of clothes so we stopped at a consignment shop. I took her in in just her diaper and bought her an outfit, dodging looks from clerks and shoppers. We got back on the rad and my baby kept saying, "click it click it?"
    I forgot to buckle her into her carseat. Oy

  • At 10:16 AM , Blogger Jessi said...

    I've done this with both my kids. We all know kids look everywhere but where they're going, and usually I watch for them. But at least once per kid, I'm distracted and my first walked face first into a light pole in a walmart parking lot, my second into a brick wall. Each time I couldn't help but laugh. I'm a terrible mom!

  • At 12:20 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

    I made the mistake of thinking I could cut my little boy's hair - no problem. Well, it was a problem and poor guy had to live with it until it grew long enough to take to a hairdresser.
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  • At 12:43 PM , Blogger dawns41 said...

    I failed as a parent when my kids kept taking thier coats off in winter. I finally gave up when it was a bit chilly out in trying to keep thier coats on.

    We went to Kmart and a little old lady took me to task since they didnt have jackets on. I told her that I would put jackets on them if she shopped with us and kept picking up the jackets whenever they took them off and threw them on the floor.

    She Hrrrummmmphed..but it was over at that point.

  • At 12:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I have a problem with not paying attention to the weather reports. Seeing as the weather here in Michigan changes frequently, I look like a bad mom when I send my daughter to school in shorts and a short sleeve shirt when it ends up being a chilly 55 degree day.


  • At 1:18 PM , Blogger agordon10 said...

    I took my son to a winery when he was in diapers. I noticed a gross green liquid on the bar as we tasted wine and made a huge complaint. Only after we left, did I realize my son had been smearing his diaper contents on the bar.

  • At 2:24 PM , Blogger mkjmc said...

    I so wanted my daughter to wear pretty things in her hair so I glued them in. with the wrong glue that didn't wash out. Just had to cut a little of the hair off oops!

  • At 2:41 PM , Blogger Pets and their people said...

    When my daughter was 4 she wanted to be a california raisin for Halloween. I made the costume out of trash bags stuffed with newspaper to to give it the wrinkled look, tights and purple face paint. It was a cool night, but mu poor daughter was drenched in sweat an hour into trick or treating. The bags were too hot and she was sweating buckets. I ended up cutting trick or treating short and taking her home to dry off before she caught pneumonia from her wet hair and soaked clothing under the homemade suit. She was not happy with me to say the least and still reminds me whenever she can.

  • At 2:48 PM , Blogger peg42 said...

    Last year, my sons school had early dismissal and I had forgotten all about it. I had gone out and the bus driver, not seeing my car in our driveway, didn't drop my son off. Instead she called the school, who got hold of me on my cell. I was so embarrassed. I would have felt alot worse if she did drop him off and he had no way of getting in.
    I felt like such a bad mother that day.
    Thanks so much.

  • At 4:27 PM , Blogger MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

    been thru it all- but the the latest my eldest son will not let me forget and its really not that bad- really..

    we were shopping for work clothes- he is college btw and he said he has to go and I said do you have to go potty and a lady heard it- so what was wrong with that? He says I ask him do you have to go poopoo or potty- hey he will always be my baby

  • At 5:13 PM , Blogger ellie said...

    Mine is a locked door story also. Only it's a "grandma of the year" story.
    I was babysitting my 2 year old grandson and was in the laundry room when he shut the door on me and turned the door lock, which is on the outside of the door. So there I was locked in the laundry room with a toddler alone in the house. I tried to get him to turn the lock the other way, but that didn't happen. So I went through the garage and around to the patio door and of course that was locked too. All the time my grandson is grinning at me through the glass door, thinking we were playing a game. All the doors and windows were locked so I finally went back to the garage and got a screwdriver and managed to jimmy the lock open.
    It was very nerve racking for me, but my grandson had a blast.
    eswright18 at gmail.com

  • At 6:11 PM , Blogger Deb said...

    I breast fed my first son for only 3 months - it didn't go too well, so I started him on the bottle. He was almost 10 or 11 months old when I realized that the nipples for the bottles were sized by age....we never changed from the 3 month nipple, so the hole was really really small and the poor thing had to suck so gosh darn hard to get the milk and couldn't get itfast enough! I still feel like such an idiot for that one!

  • At 7:53 PM , Blogger Tammy said...

    My son caught me trying to get his tooth from under his pillow!

  • At 8:25 PM , Blogger mickeyfan said...

    One day, I cut my son's hair. He sqirmed and it got shorter and shorter. My BIL came over and said, "Oh man, did he get hold of a pair of scissors?" Yes, yes, he did! lol

  • At 9:26 PM , Blogger Debbie C said...

    I'm going to skip some of my bigger failures and mention instead when I brought home a pink Polo shirt for my son. It was promptly shoved back in the bag and I was ordered to take it back.

  • At 9:31 PM , Blogger Super Frugalette said...

    My 4 year old was ogling those decked out shopping carts at the grocery store. I was in a hurry and didn't want to go across the store to get one. In the yogurt section I realized that my son was missing...I shouted in my loudest voice "has anyone seen a 4 year old in a brown coat?". He was near one of those shopping cars that some other kids were in! I felt both stupid and grateful at the same time and relieved that I didn't know anyone who was staring at me.

  • At 10:46 PM , Blogger Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

    When I was a first time mom, (I have 4 now, so getting better with age), I sat my newborn son, who was in his car seat, on the table. I was in a rush and I made sure lights were out, cabinets were shut, and all the house was tidy. I rushed out, started the car and drove. I looked back in the rear view mirror to not see my son anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I left him on the table in his car seat! I turned around, darted in the door like a mad woman, and he was just looking around like everything was fine. After that, I never left my son again! leahforlove(at)aol(dot)com

  • At 4:49 AM , Blogger sweepmom said...

    I remember one day meeting my husband for lunch when my son was in the 1st grade. We were enjoying our time together when my cell phone rang. It was my neighbor asking me if I forgot that today was early dismissal. Of course I had forgotten. Thankfully my son had the good sense to go to her home. She told me to stay and enjoy my lunch and my son would be fine until I got home.

  • At 6:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...



  • At 6:20 AM , Blogger Mami2jcn said...

    I constantly mix up my sons' names. When I was a kid, my mother used to mix me up with my brother, which I thought I would never in a million years do.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  • At 7:02 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dropped the kid on his head in front of trick or treaters. Oy.


    kathleenpoling (@) yahoo (dot) com

  • At 9:15 AM , Blogger aajacques said...

    My parent fail would be that I regret spending time out and about when my daughter was a baby, I was young and had to learn how to parent alone.

  • At 9:51 AM , Blogger Nanette said...

    I locked myself out of the house, but fortulately I could get in to the garage. I got the ladder and checked at all the windows to see if by chance I had left one unlocked. I found one and opened it and climbed on the ladder and crawled throug. My grandkids thought it looked like fun, so they had to climb through the window too.

  • At 10:02 AM , Blogger JACLYN said...

    Too many to count but the first one that pops into my head is about a neighbors cat. My son was around 6 and the cat rolled onto it's back and I said "Oh rub her belly!", completely forgetting it's dogs that like that. My son got scratched on his hand and the cat beat it!

  • At 10:29 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The time I reversed my numbers and attended the wrong classroom for my son's school open house. I couldn't figure out why 2nd graders had to do such hard work...duh, ..Well, it was only the second, day of school1
    Diane Baum

  • At 10:30 AM , Blogger M.A. said...

    Returning from a hospital clinic appointment I got in the car before looking for the car keys: couldn't find them in my purse, pockets, glove box, under mats, up on the visors... Got out. Went back to the hospital to ask for help. Returned with a friendly hospital handyman who simply pointed to them handing in the outside lock of the car door!

  • At 10:43 AM , Blogger snowluvnferret said...

    I don't have biological kids of my own, but my fail with my nephew was smashing his little finger in teh car door. UGH! I felt horrible and he didn't even get a bruise.

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

  • At 10:44 AM , Blogger Catharine said...

    My daughter had a long-term boyfriend named Jack. Long after they broke up, I kept calling her new fella "Jack". Needless to say, they didn't last long!

  • At 10:47 AM , Blogger buzzd said...

    mine is a babysitting mishap. I was watching my niece who was 2 and she was getting on and off the couch. I kept my hand nearby in case she fell but she was fine. I went to get her a book and heard a thud. She fell off the couch and hit her head. I was so upset..she cried a little then forgot all about it. Just part of being a kid.

  • At 11:31 AM , Blogger allysona said...

    i faile as a parent when my daughter wanted to learn how to play soccer---i thought she was to young..luckily her dad stepped in- she now plays on the college level

  • At 12:04 PM , Blogger Amber said...

    I have a tummyache story to tell. Stomach flu + 2 kids in the car = I'll spare you the details. Cleaning it out, in a parking lot while on-lookers glance and cover their nose = priceless. lol.

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

  • At 12:41 PM , Blogger amyd said...

    1st day of first grade and I forgot his lunch/money,he never lets me forget it!

  • At 12:49 PM , Blogger Carrie White said...

    i had watched my niece and i noticed her bangs were so long that i tried to cut them and when i did i cut them so short that they were sticking up. whitecarrie69@yahoo.com

  • At 2:31 PM , Blogger Smarti said...

    We're not supposed to eat at the table but I enjoy reading the newspaper at breakfast so now my son can't eat without his favorite book and whenever I bring it up he reminds me that I read at the table too.
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

  • At 2:33 PM , Blogger Chisum's Crew said...

    I washed at least three love letters my daughter has received from her boyfriend. For which I am now labeled the worst mom in the world...how about taking them out of your pocket, dear one?

    trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  • At 3:05 PM , Blogger Chip said...

    When my daughter was a baby, I fell going down the steps and dropped her. She bounced down the steps like a sack of potatoes. I felt so bad as I rushed her to the hospital. She was totally fine with not even a bruise. Wow, did I feel like a bad mom.

  • At 3:16 PM , Blogger llinda29 said...

    I failed to see my son climb over the fence and climb up a 30 foot tree. I had no idea a 2 year old could do that. Makes me worry about fences for pools.

  • At 3:30 PM , Blogger jemscout425 said...

    Keeping her up late 1 night a week to watch a show we both love

  • At 4:56 PM , Blogger Susan said...

    As a mother of an 11 year old, I have had time to have many parenting fails. Probably one of my worst ones in awhile was going to the doctor and she asking me if I had been giving him his medicine. I looked at her with a complete dazed look and she explained that he was Vitamin D. deficient. I had been forgetting to give him his meds.

    rsmstahley @ adelphia dot net

  • At 8:22 PM , Blogger jillyrh said...

    I locked my son in the car when he was about 18 months old and had no extra keys and spent 1/2 hour teaching him through the window trying to explain to him which button to push to open the door of the car, which he did finally figure out. I hugged him so hard when I opened that door and he looked at me like, "Huh? What's wrong?" He thought it was a fun game.

  • At 8:32 PM , Blogger her5boys said...

    I blurted out one of my boys Christmas presents at the dinner table...I wasn't even thinking!

  • At 8:42 PM , Blogger Julieh said...

    I would hide little love notes in their pockets and lunches. One day some friends found them first, and teased them mercilessly. I had to promise not to do it again! honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

  • At 10:25 PM , Anonymous Wendy said...

    my latest parent fail is not policing about teethbrushing. lordy! was i this stubborn about brushing my teeth when i was a kid??

  • At 2:58 AM , OpenID katfam95 said...

    Last year my son got detention because I forgot to sign his progress report. I felt awful.

    katfam95 at aim dot com

  • At 6:20 AM , Blogger idahomom said...

    I gave my 5 year old a handful of cashews. He dropped one and my two year old picked it up and plopped it into his mouth. Within seconds he was spitting it out, and taking his hands and trying to wipe out his mouth. Everywhere he touched he immediately broke out in hives. Yes we found out the hard way that he is allergic to nuts.

  • At 10:09 AM , Blogger Adrienne said...

    Whenever my son (5 years) asks about getting a dog I say...we have baby Scarlett (10 months). We don't need a dog. He went and repeated this in school. My mom says we don't need pets because we have a baby.

  • At 11:49 AM , Blogger EMAIL ewalsh40@gmail.com said...

    The time that I blamed my son for something that the dog did, and felt awful for days.


  • At 12:39 PM , Blogger Anne J said...

    When my daughter was four she went sledding with her dad one late afternoon. They ran over something in the snow and came home because she was crying. We thought she was just over tired, so we gave her some tylenol and put her to bed. When she was still crying the next morning we took her to the doctor and found out she had a broken leg. I guess she wasn't just over tired.
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  • At 1:53 PM , Blogger Laura said...

    The worst so far was when my daughter rolled off the bed because I turned my back for a quick second

  • At 2:09 PM , Blogger tesashel said...

    On the way to daycare my daughter started complaining about her stomach hurting. Of course I thought she was just trying to get out of going. She puked all over the back seat. tesashel225 (@) aol (.com)

  • At 3:02 PM , Blogger jsc123 said...

    Early one the morning my teenage daughter informed me that she would be needing some tampons from the store.
    When my husband came home for lunch I asked him if he would mind picking some up on his way home to save me a trip and he agreed.
    Little did I know that while I was out side he knocked on her bedroom door and when she answered he asked her if what brand and type of tampon he was suppose to buy or did she use maxi pads.
    Needless to say, she was mortified. And by the time I came back from the garage she was furious with me.


  • At 3:48 PM , Blogger mmentor said...

    sign me up

  • At 5:14 PM , Blogger PauleyD said...

    I liked your way of handling your son coming into your room unannounced. Might have to use that one!

    My worst fail was having a snowball fight with my family then accidentally my wife and daughter slipped and fell onto the ice. My daughter was crying hysterically, my wife yelling at me for being childish and insisting on going outside in the cold to play a silly game.

    From then on the only winter activities we participate in are sledding and snowboarding.

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • At 5:47 PM , Blogger Rikk Connelly said...

    One? One?? Pick One?

    I'm not June Cleever, sorry.

    My three are teens now but I can remember a million mistakes... and still counting.

    My kids were taking a music class and I was late. The day I was late, my daughter had to sing and I ended up yelling at her as we walked in.

    While she was standing there, she started to cry. So her first recital was crying through it becuase Mommy was mad at her.

    She doesn't remember but I do

  • At 7:58 PM , Blogger AbstractRose said...

    My "Parent Fail" moment that comes to mind is when my son was suppose to be in the Christmas music program at school where they play an instrument they were taught in school. With the holidays as busy as they are, I forgot about the program. My son was so upset and felt he let his teacher down when I let him down.

  • At 8:52 PM , Blogger Jennai said...

    My most recent faux-paux (?) was innocently reading my daughters Facebook Page. She had left it up on the computer and when I sat down, I looked at it. You'd have thought I searched for read her diary the way she carried on! And there was not even anything bad or interesting on the stupid Facebook Page!
    HobartsMama {AT} AOL.COM

  • At 9:16 PM , Blogger paula michele said...

    sent bologna and cheese sandwiches, juice boxes, and chips with my kids on a field trip. Little did I know, that the school wasn't taking coolers like usual. I'm not sure which made them sicker, the sandwich or the juice box but they both got major food poisoning. I felt so bad I cried about it. Even though they are teens now, they like to tease me about when I poisoned them. :)


  • At 9:38 PM , Blogger guettel78 said...

    I thankfully haven't had a huge fail yet, but I did have one minor shock: once I turned my back for a split second to pick up a ringing phone, only to see my little one take a tumble down a few (thankfully carpeted) stairs. We were both in shock for a few moments, but there was no harm done!


  • At 11:35 PM , Blogger kakihara said...

    My youngest was so excited to go on his first roller-coaster, we were at Disney's California Adventure, we waited in line for 30 minutes, finally we got in our seats and he and I were lucky enough to get the first car--everything was going great--until they put the restraining bar down over his head--he freaked out and began to scream and cry--of course we were the first car --so we had to wait for them to go down the line and put down all the bars---I was sure they were going to ask us to leave. My attempts at calming him only made him cry louder--of course he stopped the minute the ride started --and as soon as it was over --still covered in tears he insisted "I want to go again!"

  • At 7:39 AM , Blogger WWillows6 said...

    My husband and I were playing airplane with my then 5 month old daughter. I was jumping around and being silly and she was giggling so hard until my elbow hit her in the top of her head. She cried for so long and I felt so bad.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  • At 8:19 AM , Blogger pattycake said...

    noy a mom but like soy milk

  • At 8:48 AM , Blogger Trisha D. said...

    our dog "went to the farm" then i was talking on the phone and forgot that my kids were in earshot when i was talking about how burying the dog. they were so mad at me!!!

  • At 8:54 AM , Blogger crystalf said...

    I didn't take my almost 2 yr. old to the dr. after she broke her arm until the next day. My oldest daughter was caring her sister around, even though she was told not to, and dropped her. The baby cried for just a little while but seemed just fine. The next day she was trying to climb into a chair and cried when she put weight on her wrist. I take her to the dr. and sure enough, it's broke. I couldn't believe that I waited. Such a bad Mommy.

  • At 9:35 AM , Blogger Charity Donovan said...

    I have 3 yr old quadruplets & 2 of them are identical. I have introduced my identical boys wrong when looking at them from behind! Fabulous mommy moment! ;)
    charityd AT centurytel DOT net

  • At 9:50 AM , Blogger Betty C said...

    I had 5 children very close together, all under 6 years old. When they got a little older I couldn't find any time for myself. My husband was in the military and gone for extended periods and we were far from home so no family to babysit occasionally. When it got to be too much I would go out and lock myself in the car. Now I wonder what the neighbors thought when the kids would come and knock on the car windows to get my attention.

  • At 9:57 AM , Blogger sarah said...

    When my daughter had just learned to walk, my husband thought she came with me to answer the doorbell and I thought she stayed behind with him. She proceeded to fall down the two stairs into the foyer and bump her head on the tile floor. oops, and ouch.

  • At 10:31 AM , Blogger js22 said...

    it really is tough to censor one's words when one is with one's kids! It's amazing how much they pick up! And when they choose to say those words- they do find the most embarrassing times!! But I ususally just explain to people that it's awful the things these kids learn at school from their classmates, LOL!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.
    js22 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • At 11:17 AM , Blogger Missybeez said...

    My son when he was two months old rolled off the bed and landed in the laundry basket. I have to say he is nine years old now and great at basketball.


  • At 11:31 AM , Blogger carolpie said...

    I cut my son's bangs totally off by mistake when giving him a haircut.
    He looked like Jim Carey!

    spencer1953 at gmail dot com-carol.

  • At 11:39 AM , Blogger Barbarawr said...

    Patience isn't one of my virtues, so one day, I was sitting at a light with my son in his booster seat in the back. The light turned green, I was in a hurry, but the guy ahead of me didn't move. I said, "The light is green - GO!!!!" and never gave it another thought until 2 days later when my father was driving us somewhere and we were stopped at a light. The light turned green and my son said, "Gggee Lie - GO!" In other words, "Green light - Go!" I almost died because I knew why he was saying that, but everybody else thought it was hysterical, thinking it was from the "what do you do when the light turns green" song at school.

    Email address is in blogger profile

  • At 12:00 PM , Blogger sksweeps said...

    One of my mistakes was letting my ex hold my (4 mo) old daughter in the pool, without adding 'and don't let go of her' (d'uh, I didn't think I needed to say that!). He let go of her because he was playing with her hat, being silly, and under she went! Only for a second, but geez!!!
    Is it any wonder she didn't want to put her head under the water for swimming lessons!?!

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

  • At 12:04 PM , Blogger 2kidsblogger said...

    I was in a hurry and I used a mr. clean magic eraser on my son's cheek to get off some sharpie marker,... he was a little red for a few days (he didnt complain). I told my friend and she said "That's what I use to take paint off walls!??!"


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  • At 2:27 PM , Blogger slehan said...

    I was driving with my 4-year-old nephew and I saw a driver talking on a cell phone. I said "Boy, is that stupid."
    My sister called the next day and said he kept saying that over and over. Oops.

    Thanks for the contest.

  • At 3:29 PM , Blogger Ardy22 said...

    We were expecting company and told the kids that we had to really clean up well. When they arrived the kids quickly told them that they just cleaned up the house real good because they were coming.

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  • At 3:59 PM , Anonymous MarfMom said...

    My son is pretty young yet for any truly epic stories, but I do call him by the cat's name and vice versa. There was also the time I was convinced he had thrush, made my husband leave work early to take us to the pediatrician (I was recovering from a c-section and couldn't drive), only to find the "thrush" had mysteriously disappeared and it was actually curdled milk.

    marfmom at gmail dot com

  • At 4:14 PM , Anonymous The Mother Tongue said...

    One time, I was taking a nap and overslept WAY past when I was supposed to pick up my son. His kindergarten teacher finally called me 45 minutes after school was out to ask if I was coming. I hopped in the car immediately, of course, but it was a 20 minute drive.

    My son wouldn't let me forget it for weeks. He'd give me a big tearful look as I dropped him off at school and say, "Mommy, are you going to remember to pick me up today?"

    heatherchapman79 AT gmail DOT com

  • At 4:15 PM , Blogger Elda - Peace in the Storm said...

    My biggest parenting fail would be when I was innocently playing with my 3 yr old at the time. She was hoping/jumping over my legs. Back and forth she went, until she tripped on me. Somehow she landed WRONG and it resulted in a broken arm. WTG MOM. I was RIGHT THERE and couldn't keep her from it.

  • At 4:26 PM , Blogger MFA Mama said...

    I *cough* MAY have told my kids that my former MIL eats kittens.

    In my defense, I don't know that she DOESN'T. So really the burden of proof is on her.

  • At 4:50 PM , Blogger mail4rosey said...

    My tween daughter told me I said something that I KNEW I did not say. I knew I would never say it. And she kept telling me I did, which is highly uncharacteristic of her and it rubbed me the wrong way totally, and I raised my voice at her and told her not to put words in my mouth that weren't true. Later in the day something was said or done that jarred my memory and I realized that in the middle of a million other things I was doing, I had told my daughter whatever it was she said I had said (I can't remember what it was now, but I clearly remember the incident). I felt like such a jerk. I apologized in dramatic fashion, but man, it smarted to know I'd raised my voice at her in the wrong.


  • At 5:11 PM , Blogger Jinxy and Me said...

    I have done the classic say a "naughty" word in front of my nephew and of course he latched on to it immediately!

    nesta 67 {at} live dot com

  • At 5:53 PM , Blogger Atreau said...

    I almost tripped carrying him not paying attention to where I was going.

  • At 6:17 PM , Blogger susan1215 said...

    I was at my daughters elementary school waiting in line to pick her up and when I didn't see her after a while I realized that I was at the wrong school as she was in Junior High now. I was late picking up up which I blamed on the traffic.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  • At 7:39 PM , Blogger k-team said...

    I got my kids ready for school on day and we waited and waited for a bus that never came. I loaded them into the car and when we got to the school we realized it was a teachers professional day.... no school. My kids were pretty mad at me for waking them up when they could have slept in!

  • At 7:41 PM , Blogger Just call me b said...

    Parent fail! Ha! Are you serious. I have had too many :)

    What about when I got almost back home after taking my oldest son to school...and realized I still had my youngest in the back seat!

    he was just watching the world go by!

  • At 8:56 PM , Blogger JJ said...

    When my youngest was just about 3 months old she had awoke in the night and I was so exhausted I layed her on my chest to comfort her but then I fell asleep, while asleep I had a dream and rolled over and she fell off the bed I jumped up screaming to my husband and that woke my daughter up. Needless to say she was fine and I still feel horrible about that.

  • At 9:59 PM , Blogger Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

    I have no kids yet but today I spoiled my nephew with fruit rollups!
    Awesome contest! Thanks for entering me!
    Janna Johnson


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