Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Parenting Fail

We spent a good chunk of yesterday working on the back yard. We finally got the trench filled in from when we had the sewer line replaced two years ago and we're working on turning the area where the above ground pool used to be back into lawn. We got a lot done despite Sophie's best efforts to distract us. We chuckled when she climbed into the bucket we were using to collect rocks. And because I will allow no moment of her life to pass by without documentation, I ran in for the camera and snapped a few shots.































Later that evening, once the bean was in bed, Neil and I watched Dirty Jobs while we nursed sore backs and arms. Mike Rowe was using a bucket to clean up dog poop that was fairly similar to ours. It is Dirty Jobs after all. He commented on the warning on the side about children. Neil and I just looked at each other and laughed. We hadn't even noticed.

Parenting Fail:

16 comments:

  1. That picture of Sophie in the bucket is so cute.

    We had a similar parenting fail. We would put Ava's infant car seat on an overturned high chair at restaurants. We did it several times before we saw the warning on a high chair not to do exactly what we were doing. Oh well.

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  2. Well, at least she wasn't diving in head-first! =)

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  3. I love kids in buckets. Sophie looks super cute:)

    I'm SURE what Mike Rowe really meant was not to put them in the bucket with the dog poop!

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  4. Well, why didn't you just give her a wad of plastic bags? Kidding. I think she's adorable. I would have thought nothing of my child climbing into a bucket. I'm sure I've compromised their safety on several occasions. Fail.

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  5. Yeah, but at least it didn't while your backs were turned, into a bucket full of water, head first!

    I have had several parenting fails! LOL

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  6. At least there was no water in the bucket. ;o)

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  7. Too funny! Don't get too down on yourself. At least it wasn't the "old hairdryer in the bathtub" or the "fork in the electric socket".....It could have been a lot worse.

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  8. She looks too cute but the parenting fail is funny. Just be sure to keep her away from the bucket!

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  9. That is too funny :) I'm sure my daughter would have made her way into that immediately, too.

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  10. Not a fail, super funny. ;)

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  11. Hahaha! That's OK. That's only if the bucket has water in it. Um ... right?

    Can't wait to see your yard, hint hint!

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  12. I'm sorry... I can't comment on how cute she is... I'm distracted by two words:

    Mike. Rowe.


    {sigh}

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  13. I love that Sophie was sitting in the bucket, all sweet and sassy.

    Whereas the drawing of that child is cleary diving in head first.

    So no parenting fail. Nope. This is a WIN all around.

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