Whoever has the Bad Mom Award...

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Registered: 09-13-2006
Whoever has the Bad Mom Award...
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Tue, 06-08-2010 - 12:50am

...pass it this way.

The third graders had their end of year picnic today, and Nathan got a sunburn.

I even showed up to the picnic to deliver something, and I had sunscreen in my purse. I even said, "Hmmm, maybe I should put some sunscreen on you...." But unscented sunscreen is a rare and expensive thing, and my little tube of it is almost out, so I rationalized that he didn't need it, despite the fact that he still had three more hours out there, and it was a hazy, high-UV kind of day. He looked a shade darker when I picked him up from school, but now, at bedtime, he's red, hot, and in pain.

So, who else here grew up in the 70's, when it was fashionable to burn until you peel? A peeling sunburn was something to wear with pride. Of course, now we know better. At least we should!

Bad me!

Evelyn

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Registered: 01-25-2007
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 4:34am
We did the Heart Walk a few weeks ago and DS and I both got burned. It was our first real day in the sun this season. My ds doesn't even mind the scented sunblock but it was kind of cloudy and there was a stiff breeze down by the water..... Oh well, poo happens! I console myself by saying he got his vitamin D for the day.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 8:36am

If this the worst parenting moment you ever have, then its really not so bad.

                                

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Registered: 09-13-2006
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 2:36pm

Oh, no, Heather, this wasn't my worst parenting moment.

My worst parenting moment was the time that my children were bickering with each other instead of cleaning their rooms while I was momentarily distracted. Here is a photo of me at that very moment, blissfully unaware of what was happening:

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/evelynod/50shousewife.jpg

Seriously, though I suppose the sunburn isn't really worth a Bad Mom Award. I just felt bad about it. I can definitely think of a few moments that qualify, though, like the time I stood in the stairwell, repeatedly shrieking, "YOU'RE RUINING OUR FAMILY!!!" at my then 4-year-old, who had been acting like a stressed out autistic child. What a stellar moment that was!

Evelyn

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 7:05pm

Yeah, I still think of the time I left Tom in the van with his hand stuck in the door because I thought he was having a decision making meltdown.