Do you ever look back at your life and think, "Wow. I'm so awesome." ? Yeah, me, too. Sometimes, I amaze myself with what a great mom I am. Really, I should get an award.
Case in point-
We were at Sea World a few years ago. Max was just 20 months old, and being small, he spent a lot of time in the stroller. All the other kids decided they wanted to ride the big roller coaster, you know, the one that ends with a big splash? I said I'd stay with Max. Yep, self-sacrificing, that's me.
So, Max and I waved good-bye and waited. We saw the car leave and listened to the delighted squeals. I stood behind the stroller at the end of the ride, waiting for Handy Man and the kids. "Oh, look Max. Here they come." I pointed so he wouldn't miss a thing. You could hear the screams as it began its speedy decent. It reached the bottom, and the water, a HUGE wave sprayed up- right toward us! I turned and ran.
Leaving my child behind.
(No applause necessary.)