Mommy Lapse

On occasion, one of my boys will say something that causes me to respond like a preteen, instead of the wonderful parent I am. I refer to this as a mommy lapse. Mommy lapses are generally followed by regret, and the desire to turn back time for a do-over.

For example: This morning when I was walking my 5 year old to Kindergarten, we had this conversation.

Son: Can I walk to class by myself?
Mom: No
Son: You're really getting on my nerves!

What I said: Anyways! You're getting on my nerves! (It's amazing how quickly I can turn into a 15 year old girl. I usually save such behavior for when I'm watching Twilight or Saved By the Bell re-runs.)

What I wish I said: You don't say that to your mom (you should say it in your head like I do).
It's rude and disrespectful!

Son: 1 point
Mom: -1 point

There always next time. . . and at the end of the day, Mom always wins.


Stacie's Madness said...

haha, yes, we all have our moments. :)

Anne - mommyhastowork said...

I know what you mean!

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Jayce said...

Been there more times than I care to admit. Perhaps it's really the striving that counts. Our kids will eventually know us better than we know ourselves anyway.

Keep'em coming!


Momma Such said...

he he! :)