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My mom fail

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 :(
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    Poor kitty. He'll learn not to do that again just like kids. He would probably have went into sink to get at the spoon even if you had put it there. Don't beat yourself up over it.
    1817 days ago
    Dear Spark Sister,

    I think you got a little taste of what it is like to be a mom since you can love the one to pieces that is in your care but no matter how vigilant you cannot always protect them from circumstances beyond your control. No one is perfect and you certainly did not intentional leave the kitten in harms way.

    The joys of parenting are unlimited in number and scope yet the unfortunate fact is that you hurt when they hurt they are almost like another piece of you with all nerves in tact when the go through it all. In fact the intensity is much more than caring for an animal since you must remember how it is setup that the baby is in your stomach for 9 months and even when its out into the world its still like you are attached.

    Sometimes parents don't realize that you learn as much from them and the experience as they learn on their journey on this earth. I believe that the hardest thing a parent has to do most times is love them enough to let go and let them fly on their own no matter what path they choose or what type of experience befalls them to let them grow from it and not over protect so they are not able to fly on their own.

    You have past the test which is to be the best you can be and that is all one can do. The rest is up to them since they are for all intents and purposes in Gods hands as they walk the path of all types of experiences which we have to try and not cheat them of.


    P.S. Hope your Kitty feels better

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    1817 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/1/2013 3:51:29 PM
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