I’ve shared a lot of less-than-flattering moments on my blog – times when I wish I could hit “rewind” and have a do-over. Do you ever have those moments?
I would have liked a do-over when I let Alice go outside and “call” for her Yia Yia.
Probably should take a do-over on when Simon ate a marker.
Or every time Alice tells me that her
imaginary friend in the bathroom wiped her bottom.
And just recently, I really needed a do-over. I was at the mall, and I ran into a friend of ours that I haven’t seen in a very long time. Since I had last seen her she had given birth to her fourth child. (Yes – FOURTH!).
I was overly excited to see her, and I started talking way too fast. Things were going well, and then I said,
So – what’s it like to have four kids? I heard that it’s a total breeze.
She gave me a blank stare.
Her kids pulled her in one direction, my kids pulled me in another direction.
And I haven’t seen her since.
Can someone please tell me what I was thinking? Really? Four kids is a breeze? WHAT?
I didn’t find it easy when I only had ONE child – and I certainly don’t think it’s a “breeze” to have three kids. Why would I say this to a woman that just gave birth to her fourth child?
He’s not even old enough to be letting her sleep at night. Her older kids are not that old. Her life is probably anything but a breeze right now – yet I implied that someone else with four kids told me how easy it was…
Yup – would love a do over. Would love to give her a hug, ask her if I can take her older kids to shop with me for a few minutes while she sits with the baby and enjoys a Starbucks.
Would love to punch myself in the face on her behalf…
I think I’ll drop off a casserole and an apology instead.
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What are your do-over moments?
I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All the opinions expressed here are my own.