I have many, many "mommy fail" moments in my life. The two most recent came with the "forgotten" second child. I guess I never really realized how much we did with Monster in the first three years of his life and how we just expected Sunshine to catch up on all that stuff. My first fail moment came yesterday when Sunshine was playing vet with her brother and took a pig to see the vet. She had to ask what a pig said. How could I have not taught my daughter animal noises? By 2, Monster even knew the noise alpacas made (which, by the way, is a hum), yet my daughter does not know that pigs say "oink". Mommy fail. Second mommy fail came when I realized I forgot to take a picture of Sunshine with her t-ball trophy. Worst part is, I didn't even realize it until seeing everyone else's pictures of their kids with trophies. Um...oops. I have a pictures of Monster with all of his trophies after the last game, but not Sunshine. I can make tons of excuses like I was one of the coaches or my back hurt or that last game I had a babysitter with me, but really, it boils down to I forgot. So, like all good mommy fixes, I posed a picture. It may be a week after her last game, but at least she has a picture with her trophy!
Mommy fails and all, these kids are still great. They aren't concerned that they had a pose for pictures late or don't know every animal sound. They are happy, healthy kids who love life. That's a mommy win and it overshadows all of the mommy fails.