Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bad Mommy

So I lied to Annabelle this morning.  I didn't mean too. It just happened.  It was snowing again.  Big surprise there and I had Annabelle in her snow boots.  It was taking us forever to get out the door.  There is a lot for mommy to remember in the morning and I'm known for my forgetfulness. 

We get to school and Annabelle says, "Do I have shoes!?" I muttered a four letter word and said, "Oh, Honey I forgot your shoes.  I'm sorry!" Cue dramatic toddler tantrum in the middle of a snowy parent-filled parking lot while mommy held a stunned silent baby.

So I lied.  I told her I would go home and get her shoes.  There was no way this was going to happen.  No way I was going to drive back home and get her shoes. Not in the snow.  It took us twice as long to drive there going the long way and way under the speed limit.  I was already late.  I wasn't going to brave the snowy roads all the way back home just for shoes.

This little lie got her in the building and off the slippery sidewalk.  It got me to not have drag her into daycare with all eyes on us with her kicking and screaming.

It was just one lie.  I probably feel worse about the lie than actually forgetting the shoes.  I can forgive myself for that.  She can't.  When I go home tonight she'll say to me, "Mommy. Don't ever ever forget my shoes again."

I have a list of things that I have to remember in the morning posted on the refrigerator.  It includes her blanket for naptime.  Something I forgot once and she still brings up.  Milk for Dashiell.  Annabelle's lunch.  Mommy's breast pump.  All things I have been in danger of forgetting.

Do you think "shoes" are on there? No.

I blame the snow.


  1. Hi there! Stopping by from SITS. Welcome to the SITStahood!
    Don't beat yourself up... we all do it every so often. "Oh you don't want mommy's chocolate... chocolate is yucky!" Hee hee.

  2. Hi - stopping by from SITS - maybe the daycare will let you leave a pair of cheap shoes or slippers in her cubby so that if you forget, she will have something to change into instead of boots :) I know how hard it is to remember everything.. last week I left my son's fully packed preschool backpack on the kitchen chair and wouldn't it be the day he needed the spare pair of pants in the bottom - his teacher now lets me leave a bag with a spare pair hanging in his cubby and I just have to remember to bring a new pair when they have a need...

    BTW - welcome to SITS :)