Saturday, September 19, 2009

epic parenting fail #3

'Mum, it's got hole in it.'

'Mmmm?' I'm distracted, checking supper in the oven, and don't look up. 'Careful here Frieda, the oven's hot.'

'Mum, it's got hole in it.'

I look up to see my 2 yr and 3 month old holding ... a scalpel.

I remain calm.

'Oooo sweetie, give that to Mum, it's very sharp. Not a toy.'

Different tone: 'Honey, care to explain how our daughter got hold of this?'

Husband blanches.

'MUMMY, it's got hole in it!'

We both swing round, her [incredibly ugly and impractical] bouncing ball [which we hate] is slowly sinking to the floor.

'Oh shame, its broken baby. See how dangerous that was? I'll just put this out in the rubbish bin, what a shame.'

All's well that ends well.

9 comments:

MissBuckle said...

Little man turnes around today and looks at me and says 'knife' and hands me the one we've been using whilst doing up the kitchen-

It's on a high shelf now.

Angelina said...

It's a wonder how children live to be adults with dangers abound. I'm glad it was only her ball that had a hole in it.

caroldiane said...

oh yes, parenting - it is a dangerous sport. My favourite saying about being a parent is "I wonder how long it will be until THIS is a funny story" Well handled, Mom!

recipes for the life said...

Oooh scary!

omchelsea said...

That's SO not a fail. The child was hole-free, hence a pass. Possibly gold-star worthy!

molly said...

that made ME sweaty!

rxBambi said...

First I need to agree with Omchelsea, no holes in her, you are a good momma. Second, that so reminded me of Pet Semetary by Stephen King!! LOL!!

ps- I'm glad she's safe. It's totally amazing the things we've all made it thru. I want to hear about epic parenting failures when she's 13... then we'll talk... ;)

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Stephanie Meade Gresham said...

This reminds me of the time I cleaned out the kitchen cupboard when Ladybug was just walking. She touched me on the shoulder as I hunched under the sink. She handed me a lightbulb and then walked away.

Sometimes I wonder how she made it past three.