Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Epic Fails As A Parent!


The other day I fell asleep in the afternoon, I didn't mean to but I did and then I woke up at 3pm! boy did I panic, not only was I picking my own child up from primary school but also two other friends who were joining us for a small tea party and play date. I actually arrived at the school with ruffled hair, all puffed out and red. I explained to the teacher that I had fallen asleep. It was such an epic parent fail, but it isn't the first and it wont be my last! I even left a child on a train once, but that was 18 years ago and the child did eventually forgive me, even though it took a few days weeks! I have left Tilly in a shop before, not long after she was born. The aisles were so small and I couldn't get the pram down there so I left her at the end of the aisle. Now I have such poor memory and I paid for my shopping and left the shop, when I got outside I knew I was missing something. On realisation of what it was, I went back in the shop and hoped nobody had noticed. Sometimes our epic fails as a parent is funny and I asked a few other bloggers what their epic fails were, its a great way to introduce you to their fab blogs too, so please pop over and take a look.

Lisa  from  www.thirtysomethingbelle.com says ''Mine was many moons ago (my daughters are now 12 & 15 years old) when my youngest first started primary school. I got called in on Day 3 for a meeting and told to be more vigilant as Lucie was doing cartwheels in the playground and had apparently forgotten to wear underwear that day. I was mortified ha!''

Natalie from  plutoniumsox.com says ''My husband wrapped my little girl up in a towel and popped her onto her toy box when she got out of the bath while he grabbed her changing mat. Then we both watched her topple off sideways, it was like it was in slow motion but we were both too shocked to do anything about it and she couldn't put her arms out to stop herself because she was wrapped in the towel.''

Louise from www.squishedblueberries.com tells us ''I turned up with my toddler an hour late for a christmas party I had booked for her because I got the time wrong. There was only half an hour left of the party. I was pregnant, a few days off my due date and when she told me we were late I just burst into tears in the middle of a room full of mums and kids, I think she felt sorry for me because she hurriedly gave me my money back and luckily we hadn't missed Father Christmas and as far as my daughter was concerned she had been to a Christmas party so she was happy, but me and my hormones were devastated!.''

Jessica from  www.babiafi.co.uk says ''Putting so much shopping on the pram handles it tipped up when I let go - in the middle of town! Not my greatest parenting moment... At least she was strapped in!''

We all have parenting fails - so What are yours?

56 comments :

  1. great post! i slept through my alarm when worked a nightshift and had hubby and the nursery phoning to get me to pick my son up because they were closing oops!

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  2. I turned up to a party with my three ...and they happily ran off playing when I looked around I discovered I was at the wrong party ( 2 hours early!) ...can you imagine trying to get three toddlers to leave a party they have only just got to quietly without anyone noticing ...it was horrific! x

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  3. Aww bless, I think every mummy and daddy have had a fail moment at some point. When I was a kid I bit the end of my tongue off and I had to sleep sat up for weeks. Haha. Still love my mum and dad to bits though. :D

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  4. Have woken up late on a school day before thinking it was the weekend and kids being a bit late oops

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  5. I love this post it makes you realise you are not the only one that has epic fails.

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  6. loved it very amusing i can relate to a couple of them

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  7. I have been late for the school pick up plenty of times...I now set the alarm on my phone. I always lose track of time. lol

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  8. I walked out of a shop with somebody else's baby. In my defence we had the same pram. It took both me and the other lady about 2 minutes to realise what we had done.

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  9. Love it! It's always good to know I'm not alone in those 'oops' moments! :D

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  10. Hahaa these are great! One of my epic fails was throwing my son in the air when he was about 6 months old and he was sick and it all went in my mouth!

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  11. Some of these are very funny, my husband is a nightmare with a pram, he has almost tipped our kids out on multiple occasions

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  12. Fantastic post! LOL. Happens to us all.

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  13. This made me smile, I have had so many over the years 😀

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  14. My epic fail was when my son was eighteen months old. We were upstairs, I opened the stairgate, realized I needed to lift something that was on the landing, turned round to get it and turned back to see my son teetering on the first step down. I very quietly said stay there, mummy's coming but as I bent down to grab him he did three graceful somersaults in awful, awful slow motion right down into the hall. There were a few seconds of quiet then he cried. Thanks to his terry nappy and all the clothes he was wearing he was unhurt - but it took me a couple of weeks to get over the shock!

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  15. Oh I have done the pram toppling over thing so many times! This post made me chuckle, I have so many parenting fails - I have at least one per day x

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  16. Haha!! Hilarious! Reminds me of the time I sent Ted into nursery with a packed lunch box full of cheesecake by accident getting his mixed up with last night's leftovers xx

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  17. It is nice to know I am not the only one who has epic fail moments

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  18. so many oops moments but luckily nothing life threatening. we are only human and will make mistakes, I nicked my babys skin once when cutting her nails and she screamed and I was mortified.she has forgiven me luckily but I dont forget ! (kim Styles)

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  19. Love these stories, im not a parent so no stories yet!

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  20. Parenting fails! I once packed my blackberry & purse with a bit if cash in my sons' schoolbag. He was so upset & I had to write him a note for the teacher apologising!

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  21. I was shopping with my son in the buggy and my daughter had the trolley. I stopped to look at something and wandered off with the trolley leaving my son in the aisle!

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  22. When i sent my boys to school with there dads lunch's instead. i was pregnant and tired, then ended up with scoth eggs, ham and pickle sarnie and a salad bowl, i got a phone call from the school saying they was so upset so i paid for school dinners instead! #Fail

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  23. Gosh had to see the funny side, hope it never happens to me when we are lucky enough to have them

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  24. I've done this too when mine were young

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  25. everyone has some epic fails just got to keep on going

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  26. Fortunately no fails with step-kids yet...my future kid however, we'll see how that goes!

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  27. i have woken up late thinking it was the weekend before x

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  28. Great blog! We've all been there! #parentingfail

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  29. Everyone does this its normal :-) I remember waking up at 8.30am once when I had my GCSE Maths exam at 9 and the walk to school was 40 mins! I still managed to get a Grade C :-)

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  30. we bought tickets to Disney on ice, but didn't realise the clocks had changed so after an hour long journey to the theatre we had another hour to kill until the show started, our son was too shattered to enjoy show fully!

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  31. great post i have never taken a nap as i would be so scared to sleep through my alarm

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  32. The first time I put a nappy on my little boy I put it on upside down. The first of many fails!

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  33. We drove to school on a Monday then realised it was closed because of bank holls lol

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  34. Is it wrong that I sniggered reading these, knowing that had I been the parent one if not all would have been something I would have done x

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  35. great post and it sounds familiar think we all must have had a opps moment at some point

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  36. We all have them ! When I was a baby my mum went into the post office and left me outside in my pram ( yes in those days it was acceptable ) lol
    But when she left the post office she went off home and forgot I was outside the shop !
    It wasn't until she walked in the door and my grandad said ' where's the baby ' luckily 2 old ladies wheeled me up to the police station .

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  37. i struggle keep up with school events, like non school uniform day and events going on.

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  38. It funny reading stories like this!

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  39. I think trying not to be late for work after having taken the kids to school is always an uphill struggle. Actually took to having a nap under my desk wrapped in a curtain during my lunch brake and it helps. Funny looks from the boss but hey ho.

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  40. I'm not a parent yet, but I did make the mistake of leaving my 15 month old nephew alone on the living room rug while I ran in the kitchen to get some wipes. I came back to find poo everywhere and I had to throw the rug out.

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  41. Funny things like this are always happening to my brothers and their kids.

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  42. The worst mistake we all have is contradicting each other. If mum says no, it should mean no, not ask grandma!.

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  43. Oh yes!! I have had many, MANY of those moments! haha

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  44. Great post love reading these stories proves were all just human!

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  45. So good to read that it's not just me that has had these 'moments'

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  46. I've not been lucky enough to have a little one, but when my niece was staying with us she didn't want to do anything at all, just moan at me for her mum leaving her with us. She cried "I want my mummy" I cried "So do I" lol

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  47. My stopmum once left her pram and baby outside a shop and went home and was having a cuppa before realising. Luckily it was still there when she returned.

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  48. This made me smile, glad I'm not the only one

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