What has been you worst parent moment?

United States
December 8, 2006 4:51pm CST
I locked my key and my son in the car at a local store and had to wait for the fire department to get him out.
3 responses
@srhelmer (6934)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
8 Dec 06
A little over a year ago, when my daughter was just learning to walk, I didn't get the basement door shut all the way. A few minutes later, my daughter was standing at the edge of the basement steps and, before I could grab her, went tumbling down them. Fortunately, with the exception of a couple of bruises, she was fine. Last summer, I was putting my daughter into her swing and didn't notice the big cobweb between the ropes until I stuck her face into it.
@patgalca (13721)
• Orangeville, Ontario
8 Dec 06
Ah yes, that happened to my daughter too. The same one I dropped down the stairs as an infant, I watched tumble down the exact same stairs as a toddler. I stood at the bottom of the stairs, helpless. I yelled "No!" but too late. Again, fortunately only a couple of bruises.
• United States
8 Dec 06
Thanks for posting.
@patgalca (13721)
• Orangeville, Ontario
8 Dec 06
I locked my baby in the car and my other set of keys locked in my apartment. I waited at the neighbour's until my landlady (her sil) got home. But I think the worst was with my second child. She was colicky. She was great during the day but cried most of the night. We couldn't get her to sleep so we would take her for car rides though she would wake up as soon as we got home. One night I was preparing to go for a ride and I put her in the car side on a railing. This car seat had a curved bottom. It rocked over backwards and tumbled down the basement stairs. Boy, did I scream? Fortunately she was locked into the seat (and it certainly proved how effective those seats are) but with her oversized jammies on, I thought she had lost an arm. My husband came running down, told me to stop screaming or I'd wake our other daughter, then took the baby up to bed with him. I sat in the family room and cried for an hour. That kid is now 10 years old, she is crazy (funny crazy) and accident prone. I wonder whether I had something to do with that! Thank God she was not injured.
• United States
8 Dec 06
Wow! Thats sound really scary. Glad everything turned out ok.
@LoganzMom (619)
• United States
22 Mar 07
omg! how scary! i feel for you and how great you are to be able to admit to it and tell others. i think i would hide it forever lol. you are very brave. i have luckily not had a "moment" yet but he's 1 so i'm sure it's coming!