I did not tell my boys that ‘Crunchy-Munchy Chili’ sounded good on their school menu just because we were running late and I didn’t want to have to make their lunches, all the while throwing up in my mouth a little at just the thought of what might be “munchy” or “crunchy” in a bowl of chili.
I did not hide empty tin cans in an empty microwave pop corn bag in the garbage, just to avoid having to peel the labels off and rinse them for the recycling container. And then proceed to get busted for it by my environment- lovin’ husband. Who then did not tell me to just leave them in the sink for him to wash and peel.. if I was too lazy to do it myself.
I did not forget Sophie’s ‘snack day’ at school a few weeks ago, leaving the teachers at Sophie’s preschool wondering if I even had a brain. And my girlfriend did not overhear, while picking her daughter up from the same preschool, that it was no wonder I forgot snack day, as it looked as if I rarely cleared the papers out of Sophie’s backpack. That would be embarrassing if it had happened.
I then did not continue to make myself out as “Worst Mom of the Year” by forgetting to put Sophie’s Dora doll in her backpack for her show-and-tell day last week. Even though I had written it on my calendar. If I had done that I would have to hang my head in shame, hopeless to ever regain my ‘regular’ (as in non-pre-Alzheimer’s) mom status at said preschool.
Whew! Good thing I didn’t have to get those things off my chest!
To read about more moms NOT doing embarrassing things, go to Not Me Monday over at My Charming Kids 🙂