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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My Life/ So I really am a terrible Mom...


Once again I am on Tyler's list. Monday night he had a terrible tooth ache and I gave him some Motrin, well it really did not help much and by morning he was crying because it hurt so bad, I told him I would call the dentist and try to get him in. I gave him more medicine and sent him to school. Well out of site, out of mind happened and I forgot. When Tyler came home he was in such pain he was once again crying. He say's to me "Mom how could you forget again about me, first you don't believe me about my throat hurting now this". Talk about feeling like a terrible Mom, I did make the kid suffer with strep throat because he kept saying food was getting stuck and I told him that it was in his head, now I had forgotten all about calling the dentist. So I called and of course the Dentist was gone for the day but they were able to squeeze him in today. So the poor thing had to suffer all evening and all this morning. When he was getting on the bus this morning he turned and said "now Mom please don't forget to pick me up at school because I have got to get this tooth out". I wanted to cry, my poor son feels like I don't care about him anymore. I give so much time to the girls, I often just assume that he is doing fine. I feel like we need a mother/son day. Here I am always talking about not taking life for granted and the whole time I have been doing so with my son....

2 comments:

Ramblings of a Crazy Mom said...

Shelly,

Don't feel like a terrible mom. I can so relate with what you just wrote. Having four kids myself I will tend to get distracted and just pooh pooh something and then find out a child was really sick. It's just part of being pulled in a lot of directions all at the same time. It doesn't mean we aren't good parents.

Anonymous said...

Try not to be so hard on yourself Shelly. That kind of stuff happens to all us mom's. Reading your story reminded me of my situation with Kendall a few months ago. She kept complaining of a "bump behind my tooth" I looked & could see a small little lump but did'nt think much of it, just told her that we would show the dentist in a few months at her check-up. As the weeks went by she kept complaining of that "bump". Finally after a month or so I looked again and the poor thing had her entire big tooth grown in behind her baby tooth way down on her gum. So I got her in to the dentist to get the baby tooth pulled and of course the dentist tells me that he hopes it moves on its own or she would have to get braces. So there I was feeling totally bad about not getting her in sooner and single handedly causes my poor child to have to get braces! As you know it did end up moving up and being fine. So try not to worry about it, you are one of the best mom's I know! =)
~L