Saturday, October 17, 2009


I deleted my last post talking about my kiddie-klepto. I found my camera and I was feeling guilt for all but accusing him of hiding it. *sigh* This mom stuff is even more exhausting when ya screw up.

And now that's off my chest. Back to our regularly scheduled programming.

1 comment:

Jennadesigns said...

Everyone does it - it's OK! When I was in kindergarten, my mom accused me of getting up in the middle of the night and opening every box of cereal in the pantry and pouring it everywhere - in little piles at everyone's place at the table, around the house in various containers, etc. I swore over and over again I had done no such thing, but she persisted, insisting that she saw me get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night (she was sleeping with my little 2 year old brother) and told me to go back to bed. I didn't remember getting up and eventually she convinced me that I was a terrible child and deserved to go to school without breakfast, seeing as how I'd had so much in the middle of the night. I got on the school bus, crying.

... And later that afternoon, I got back off the school only to find my mom crying - with guilt - because it turned out that my poor sleep-deprived mother had finally come to her senses in the middle of the morning and realized I probably wouldn't have done such a terrible thing. She had asked my little brother if he had done it, and he proudly took credit. Apparently she didn't wake up when he crawled over the top of her and out of bed to "play" breakfast at 2 a.m.

I remember this like it was yesterday, and I was 4 years old at the time. I still tell this story to everyone I know... and she STILL feels horribly guilty about it.

Being a sleep-deprived mother myself, I understand a little better now just how that happens! :)