We all know how it is when you’re a first-time parent. Everything is new and precious, and, more than anything, you want to do everything perfectly. That includes feeding your precious little one only the best organic food. But then… you have more kids. And you have less time!
And you realize that some of these things might not matter quite as much. So while your first kid might never have gotten close to a KFC dinner, your third could drop his drumstick on the floor only for you to dust it off, pick it up, and hand it back over like it’s no big deal. Let’s face it, a little bit of dirt never hurt anyone…
The Mom Whose Southern Came Out
Sometimes, when your kids are really getting on your nerves, your most authentic self comes out. This Southern mom hit peak parenting when she found herself telling her daughter, in a fit of annoyance, that she really was "cookin' [her] grits." She may have been frustrated at her child's misbehavior.
However, even she couldn't help but laugh at herself when she realized just how Southern the remark sounded. She even tagged her tweet with #momfail, acknowledging the humor in the situation. We're sure many Southern parents can relate to the phrase and the sentiment. Even we were tickled pink to see it.
The Mom Who Needed an Extra Coat in Her Car
As a busy mom, it's easy to forget things when you're rushing out the door in the morning. But forgetting a warm coat for your toddler on a cold day? That's something that definitely needs fixing. One mom found this out the hard way when she dropped her kid off at daycare on a very snowy morning with his winter jacket nowhere to be found.
Our little ones have so much stuff — clothing, toys, that one specific blanket — that sometimes its hard to keep track! Luckily, the daycare had a solution — until this mom could run over for his missing jacket, her son was able to borrow one of the teacher's big sweatshirts to stay warm. Lesson learned? Extra cute? Yes, to both!
Truth be told, children can be extremely insightful about existence and the human condition when we least expect it. But sometimes, those deep thoughts can come at the worst times. Sometimes, a mother just wants her child to apologize for misbehaving. But you can't guarantee that you're going to like the words they choose.
If we were this boy's mother, we don't know if we would be proud of his brutal honesty or offended that he actually forgets about our existence from time to time. We just need to accept the fact that he tried to apologize for his actions. And regardless of the fact that it was more like a backhanded apology, we'll take what we can get at this stage.
The Mom Who Missed a Spot
Oh boy, we've all been there. You're out enjoying a beautiful day with your little one, and suddenly you notice that they're starting to look a little red. You immediately slather on the sunscreen, but then later that day, you notice a big red spot on the top of their head. How did you miss that?!
Well, that's exactly what happened to this mom. She might have made sure every inch of her baby was covered in sunscreen, but she definitely forgot the top of their little head. But don't worry; all you need is a hat, aloe vera, and a little extra love and attention to quickly solve the problem. Next time, we're sure they'll be fully coated.