What is it about shoes that throws us moms for a loop? The other day I took Natalia down the street to play with her cousins. When I took the bike and bike trailer to pick her up, I decided she didn’t need to waste time putting her shoes back on. I mean, seriously, we live across the road and down three houses (which is only about 1/4 of a mile) and her slip-on Converse sometimes don’t slip on so easily. At first, she seemed okay with it, but once I got her in the bike trailer, all hell broke loose. Have you ever tried wheeling a toddler behind you while they are thrashing around in the trailer? It’s near impossible, especially if you’re not full of leg strength. I’m already pulling and extra 25 or so pounds of bike trailer, now I’ve got another 27 pounds of toddler and getting the bike jerked around beneath me. Good thing we don’t live in a neighborhood. With all the screaming and thrashing, people would’ve thought she had just been kidnapped.
Needless to say, it was way past nap time. Hah.
I’m not the only one this week who had shoes throw a wrench in my day, check out these other Mommy Mishaps!
“I took Eudora and Norton to the store after an appointment. Both were dressed beautifully and perfectly. Eudora was wearing her precious little sandals that matched with her dress (and her cloth diaper, of course). I looked down and discovered that somewhere along the way, my daughter had ditched a shoe. I found it in a puddle on the way back to the van.
Meanwhile, I shopped with my daughter barefoot.” -Suzi of Cloth Diaper Addicts
“This week in our hurried exit from the house my husband put my son and daughter in my car for us to go to daycare. I take them out and carry my son in, as I am putting him in the highchair for breakfast I see he is missing a shoe. I retrace my steps through the hallway outside, to the car, in the car and realized UH OH (edited for a family friendly audience) it must be at home! I went home and saw one shoe on the living room floor. So if it was not bad enough that I sent him to school missing a shoe I then realized I was not 100% sure this one shoe was the pair he was wearing so I got another pair of shoes and headed back to school.
To say I was embarrassed is an understatement.” -Leigh of Green-4-U
Did you have a parenting fail this week? Tell us all about it and you could be featured in next week’s Mommy Mishaps post. =)