Have you ever asked your child to wear shoes that were clearly too big (the shoes flopped a bit when he walked) because it was 10 minutes before he needed to be at school for a band concert?
Has one of your children needed to wear their older brother’s hand-me-down pants for a class awards ceremony even though the only way to make the pants fit was to roll them at the waist several times? Did you then say to that son , “Leave your shirt untucked and no one will notice!”
Have you ever changed your daughter’s diaper for the third time when you were supposed to be walking out the door to church 15 minutes before, only to pull up her tights and cause a snag and hole up the leg? Have you ever then said to yourself, “Maybe people will think that happened on the way to church?!?”
Have you ever had to comb your daughter’s hair with a divot repair tool (a golf course necessity) because you realized as you pulled into the church parking lot that you had not combed her hair since after her bath the night before?
Have you ever had a son step out of the car at church with a big yellow mustard stain on his knee? When you asked what he was eating for breakfast that he used mustard, did he say to you, “I didn’t eat mustard this morning, Mom, that stain is from Friday at lunch,”?!?
Have you sent your son to the first day of school three years in a row without his eye glasses because he broke them every year the day before school started?
Have you ever started hysterically crying when your daughter brought you her twin’s hair and hair-barrette and told you she can’t get it to stay in her hair anymore (because they had cut the hair behind the hair-barrette)?
Have you have ever told your child, “You’ll be fine,” only to take them to the doctor three days later and find out there was a hairline fracture?
Have you ever been told by your daughter as you are getting out of the car at church that silly putty had dropped off the van ceiling and was now stuck in her hair?
Aaaahhh, parenthood. An unending series of events that you never thought you would experience. If you have done any of these, take heart, you are not alone! The best part about all of these unexpected moments is the laughter it brings later. Go back and revisit the experiences and enjoy the giggles.
What was your most ridiculous situation as a parent?
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