Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Shame on Me

As in, I'm a really, really bad mommy.
As in, I did something illegal.
As in, I shouldn't put this on my blog.

BUT, I need to confess my crime and profess my sincerest apologies to the unfortunate recipient of this epic mom fail--my son.

I was driving home from Wal-Mart with Evan in the backseat.--I'll interject here that my only redemption in this story is that I was driving on the back roads rather than up University Parkway--Anyway, Evan is screaming, as he often does in the car, because he's tired and doesn't like his car seat very much. I'm talking to him (myself) in a pathetic attempt to calm him down. I rounded the roundabout and heard something slide in the backseat. Can you see where this is going yet? I look behind me to see Evan's car seat FLIPPED ON ITS SIDE IN THE BACK SEAT!!

I forgot to buckle him in.
Epic mom fail.

Needless to say, he started crying even harder, I pulled over quickly, buckled him in, gave him several kisses, and drove off feeling like an idiot.


  1. I have absolutely done that. Multiples times. With both children.

    I am grateful that when I forget important things like buckling in my child (and other mom-crimes) a guardian angel makes it okay in the end.

    No sweat, Jenna, you are a great mom.

  2. HAHA Jenna you made me laugh out loud. I have totally done that!!! One time I drove 45 minutes realizing I didn't even buckle Preston and he's a toddler who could have easily climbed out. You're doing fine! Trust me.

  3. Pretty sure you aren't alone! :-) (Love reading your blog! Thanks for always posting!)
    -Ashley H.

  4. Totally done that! You are not alone!

  5. Been there. Done that. Many times. A fun one was when I actually buckled Summer into her car seat without realizing that the car seat had not been buckled to the car (it had been switched from one car to the other, but not buckled back in). One hard corner was all it took to send Summer toppling over. Whoops! You're in good company. :)