Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mistakes

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.

3 comments:

Megan said...

haha I can't stand that medicine! To this day I gag when I smell it--I don't know what I would have done if it got all over me! I swear the day I have kids..and the day they have to take that, it's going to be TORTURE!! Hope ya'll are doing well!

Grammy said...

Oh my goodness! I guess that is a lesson that will "stick" (pun intended, of course)! Sorry about the sticky, the lesson, and the fact that you'll probably have to call the doc for a refill so Ladybug gets all her prescribed medicine. You are the perfect mom...exactly the one God intended for your precious kiddos. Love ya, DW! Grammy

Christina Zimmerman said...

LOL..I have totally done that! And same for me..took a few more shakes before my brain registered STOP! lol :)