I was in a hurry. (Imagine that!) Trying to get the kids to bed for a nap so that I could do other things. I flung open the refrigerator door, grabbed Ladybug's medicine and started shaking it up so that I could give her a dose. The lid came off with the first shake but of course I didn't realize it until I shook it a couple more times.
I ended up with it all over myself and the kitchen. I was aggravated to say the least. And sticky. Really sticky. I immediately started in on the kids..."Who messed with Ladybug's medicine? Was someone playing with it?"
Then I realized how dumb that was...the medicine was on the top shelf, with a child safety lid. I was the only one who had handled it. So, I looked at my kids, shook my head and said, "I don't think I got the lid back on right the last time I gave it to her. I guess sometimes even Mommies make mistakes, huh?!" The kids, wide eyed nodded their heads, not sure if they should laugh at the sight of me or stay the heck out of my way. Lou handed me paper towels as I stood there with the pink medicine streaming down my legs and soaking into my socks. I thought about how I shouldn't be so quick to get fired up at them. Lesson learned (again). Everyone makes mistakes...even their "perfect" mother.