Bad Mommy Moment

I found myself alone in the house with three sleeping girls. At least, I thought they were all sleeping.

It was quiet and peaceful when I remembered that I had left some laundry in the dryer...and that it had been there a while.
Not a big deal unless you are sharing two dryers with a several different missionary families on a Monday. Monday is when all missionaries do their laundry. Or so it seems here at D&D Missionary Homes.
Knowing how much I dislike it when someone leaves the dryer full of clothes, I locked the house up tight, left my three sleeping daughters inside, ran across the street as fast as I could, grabbed my laundry (which had been folded and left on top of the dryer.Oops.), ran back home and breathed a sigh of relief.
The house was still quiet, the girls were still asleep.
I peeked in the big girls room and found a wide awake Elena staring out her bedroom window.
She turned around and saw me standing in the doorway.

"Mommy, who was watching us when you went to the laundry room?"

Busted, I think to myself.

" were..." was my anemic reply.

"No, I wasn't."

"Uhmm...I asked Jesus to watch you."

"No, you didn't. We were by ourselves."

And then I laughed.

Tell me I'm not the only one who has Bad Mommy moments. It will make me feel better.


~Karen_ said...

You aren't the only one. I've done it when my kids were little. We've stayed at D & D several times and like it. The last time we stayed for a week and we had a washer and dryer in our apt, and that was really nice!

Elizabetsy said...

Oh yeah, living on the church property now this has happened to me. Right after we moved in, I ran over to take some stuff to the church when i thought ET was sleeping. I came back to find her crying at the window. Apparently she thought we were gone forever. 2 words--walkie talkies lol

Rosie said...

HILARIOUS! And yes, it def. seems you were BUSTED :)

Brenda said...

"I asked Jesus to watch you". . . quick thinking Jackie. I like that.

I'm not even sure this qualifies as a "bad mommy moment" :)

Heather Wheelock said...

I think that's hilarious! That girl for sure belongs to you and Brian :-) They all survived and were even still in bed, asleep or not, that qualifies as good parenting!