Well, about 2 hours ago, my dear little baby fell off a bench in this carseat and I have never been so horrified in my entire life.
I would consider this a milestone. Not one that you put in a baby book or brag about to your perfect friends, but more of a milestone for a not so perfect parent to remember and reflect on one day when the baby they watched tumble off a park bench in their car seat is 10 and seems to have gotten on just fine with life, regardless of the park bench incident.
It took me 3 kids to achieve this milestone, but tonight, in front of friends and a softball team, I did it, I somehow managed to let my child fall off a bench on to the dirt in her carseat while I was rocking her.. Yep, I rule as a mom.
She didn't seem harmed at all by the event but I was mortified. Does this really happen to people in public? How embarrasing! I picked up the car seat, saw her still strapped in tight and I realized she was fine, but let me tell you, I will replay this incident in my head for a while.. How is it possible I have two other kids and this never happened to me before? Everyone around to witness this event told me that this happened to them with their own kids at some point in time, but I think they just said that to make me feel better.
To add to my great night, the housekeeper decided to overload one of the outlets while vacuming and the entire house smells like an electrical fire just took place (but there was no note to explain the incident, just a burnt outlet, an extension cord keeping the fish tank running and a VERY bad smell throughout the house). My super duper husband left his cell phone at the restaurant we had dinner at and I went to target to buy formula and of course they were out of Ella's super expensive and apparantly super exclusive formula. I didn't remember that Target was out of formula until her 10PM feeding... So, poor Ella not only got dropped in her car seat tonight but she had to settle for different formula for her feedings until morning. I swear, when it rains it pours...
On a happier note, it is Friday and I am looking forward to no work, no deadlines and hanging out with the boys and baby this weekend. I need a do over of today! I am heading to bed. Kiss your babies and don't rock them on park benches this weekend, it can be a dangerous sport!