Friday, February 01, 2013
So, let me start this by saying that I am not a mom and do not have any children. Just putting that out there.
Now, even though I do not have any of my own children, in my line of work, I have 8 college students who work for me who are like my own children. Aside from that, I have the most wonderful, lovable, sweet, darling, rambunctious 9 month old kitten at home named Bruce. This morning, I experienced one of many 'fails' as his guardian.
So, this morning, I make my coffee and I am stirring in my natural creamer. It's steaming hot (thank you Keurig) and I leave the spoon out on the counter. All of a sudden, I turn my back for a moment and when I return my glance to my counter, there is my baby boy sticking his tongue and nose on this sweltering HOT spoon, clearly burning himself. I see him shake his head violently and stick his tongue in and out of his mouth, clearly trying to shake off whatever pain he just did to himself (all my fault). Stupid mom, way to leave out your hot spoon. It takes one second to just stick it into the sink and there you are leaving it out. Turn your back for one second and then his curiosity gets him hurt.
Ugh, I cant tell you how awful I felt and how I am hoping this is not how I am going to be as a real mom if I ever decide to have kids. I was always a great babysitter, so I think I have it in me to be a good mom, but man, turn your back for ONE second and something happens......whether it be a burned kitten nose or a shattered Droid cell phone (thanks Bruce...that was last months mischief--knocking momma's cell phone off the counter onto the floor).
Oh Jackie, I guess that is how kids learn (and kitteh's) but that doesn't make it feel any better :(