Saturday, October 24, 2009


I have a question .... what do you do when you make a biggo mistake in front of your kids? 

We splurged today and took the boys out for Chinese food for lunch.  Kevin got a fortune cookie that said that if he wanted to feel good he should make a donation to the chef.  When he read it to me I scoffed and said, "Selfish bastard!"  without even thinking. 

Oh my gosh, Kevin thought that was so funny and kept repeating it.  I tried to tell him it wasn't very nice and I was sorry I said it, but like the saying goes, you can't unring a bell.

How do you handle a flub like that?


Mel said...

I think at this point-you forget about it. You acknowledged that you were sorry and it was wrong, so what else can you do. If he brings it up again, just remind him again that you flubbed and that he should not say it either. Moms are human too-we make mistakes (not many though :) )

Rach said...

Oh Maureen, I think we have all done that. Actually, I think it is good for our kids to see us make mistakes, acknowledge them, say we're sorry, and move on. I think you handled it perfectly. And I agree with you about that cookie, what a crummy fortune (it reminded me of The Christmas Story when Ralphie finally gets his decoder ring and decodes his first message only to find out that it is a crummy commercial for Ovaltine).

Tara said...

Bwa ha ha ha!!! I'm laughing my head off 'cause I can TOTALLY picture you saying that...and the looks on their faces!! That's hilarious!! I'm sayin' "What mistake?" You were just stating a fact! ha ha ha....Kidding! That's just too good!

Tiffany said...

I'm with Tara! I think you were just stating a FACT!! I'm still laughing!!