The truth is, yesterday was not a great day for me as a Mom. Basically, we are totally fine now, but I locked Lo in the car while it was running...and I was standing on the side of the road like the loser Mom who can't deal. Ha, that's the gist, but if you want to read the whole story, by all means, continue below :)
The morning started out on the right track ... Lolo had a great nap, I got to enjoy my coffee and breakfast before we went to the indoor playground for some play time. On the way home, I saw the mailman's truck and decided I should track him down and give him my Mother's Day cards! I'm always trying to do a million things at once and think 10 steps ahead...instead of just dealing with the task at hand. Sometimes (like yesterday) it can get me into trouble. I pulled over, grabbed the cards and ran to the mailman - happy to have accomplished another thing on my "to do" list. As I went to get back in my car (which was still running), the door was locked. I could literally feel all of the color drain from my face as I frantically checked every other door, only to discover that those to, were locked. Of course, I tried to remain calm and pretend it was a game with Lo, who was fine at the moment. I instantly thought of calling the Watertown PD, and did. They were super helpful and sent an officer over within a few minutes. He then called the towing company and waited with me while the truck came. Lo was starting to freak out, which made me freak out. As I was feeling super lame and like the worst mom ever, the mechanic pulled up, hopped out of the truck and with a grin said "third mom this week!" Gosh...relief. Is that bad? That somehow made me feel better in the moment! He popped my door open in less than thirty seconds and the ordeal was over. Thank God.
I just feel like every so often we need a little reminder to S L O W D O W N! We try to do it all and get it all done at once ... and sometimes can end up just making a bigger mess. Yesterday was my reminder ... that I'm not perfect and even though I will probably do something silly like this again, it doesn't mean I'm a bad or irresponsible mom ... it just means I'm HUMAN.
I thought this was worth the share. Just remember, it's not as bad as it seems and you're doing better than you think you are :)