I thought this was a tabloid rumor at first. If your baby falls out of the highchair, please don’t, like Miss Federline, wait a full week before taking him to the hospital only to find out he has a minor skull fracture and small blood clot. I’m starting to pray that they don’t produce any more offspring or any more rap albums at least until Britney can get the car restraint and high chair restraint thing down pat (or pay someone to do it for her). We all make mistakes the first few months post-partum when we’re sleep deprived and should legally be banned from operating small machinery, but he’s seven months old! Hopefully he’s going to be fine, but the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services reportedly made a surprise “routine” visit to the Federline/Spears homestead today.
Now I’ve had plenty of dumb mommy moments. Let me put that in present tense for you: I have plenty of dumb mommy moments. But typically they fall into the mundane “didn’t fasten baby’s diaper securely and we had a leaky poo poo on mommy’s new capris” parenting fouls. That actually happened today waiting at the pediatrician’s office. (And is it just me, or do you get some smug satisfaction out of seeing other children act like the spawn of Satan at the doctor’s office, thereby realizing your own offspring are not that bad…not that bad at all.)
One of the scariest things that happened to me as a new mom, though, took place during the first trip to the grocery store with Caitlin, who was probably about a month old. I was sweating bullets just trying to get her infant carrier car seat securely positioned on the grocery cart. As we were leaving the store, I made a sharp right turn on to the highway and I glanced in the rearview mirrow just as her carseat tipped over on its side. I thought I had seriously injured my poor sweet baby. I tried to remain calm (but was silently getting beat down by waves of panic and on the verge of having a heart attack) and pulled back into the grocery parking lot to check on her. Caitlin was peacefully sleeping and securely strapped into the carseat and oblivious to the fact that her car seat was on its side. I didn’t leave the house with her again until we made sure that car seat wouldn’t budge an inch, even on a hairpin turn.
So, do you have any dumb mommy moments you want to ‘fess up to?
UPDATED: Here’s a link that explains it was the nanny who actually did this. And of course, it was definitely an accident. Still, the craziness!