Thursday, July 31, 2008

One of those moments

All of my fellow mom's out there... have you ever had one of those moments when you are pretty sure you're going to mess your kids up before it's all said and done? I did just last night.
We were a little rushed at dinner, my husband had a meeting to get to and time was short. My son, who is a VERY picky eater, was taking his time with the corn: eating super slowly. I, being the loving mother that I am, nagged at him to hurry up.
After quite a bit of nagging, I had an epiphany. The poor kid just knocked out his front teeth. How in the world is he supposed to eat corn on the cob with no front teeth?
I watched him more closely. He was attempting to gnaw off the corn with his molars. Needless to say, he wasn't succeeding. After much laughter and an apology from good ol' mom, we cut the corn off the cob and things went much better after that.
I can just see him 20 years from now, sitting on his therapists' couch. "I was a well-adjusted kid right up until the day my mom forced me to eat corn on the cob with no front teeth..."

2 comments:

Marie Wright said...
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Beam Family said...

I always think I'm going to do something to mess up my children. Thank goodness for forgiveness

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