Sunday, December 14, 2008

So I have made my first big error in Worm's parenting

After six years, the mistakes I have made with Huck are innumerable. You cannot be a parent and not make at least one child rearing mistake per day.  Second guessing yourself is just part of it. Most have been minor, overall I'm a good mama.  But there are a few that stand out in my mind.

  • Letting him sleep in our bed until he was 4&1/2
  • Spanking when I was angry (felt like crap, will never happen again)
  • Not taking a breath and counting to 10 before yelling (feels like crap and I still do it all the time - yelling is a HARD habit to break)
  • Not making him play outside more

I could go on forever, but you get the idea.

With Worm I have experience on my side, so I have been able to avoid repeating most of the mistakes I made with Huck in his first 19 months. However, I inadvertently screwed up and I am going to share this mistake with you now.  Forewarned is forearmed and all.

I very often call him Mr. Poo.  This morning he saw a picture of himself, pointed to it and said "Dat Poo!" 

My baby thinks his name is Poo.  I suck.


  1. Oh, my! That's hilarious. He's got all kinds of cool'll just make him tougher in the end. Seems like he's embraced Poo though...what could be worse. Actually, you could get all your Winnie the Pooh stuff out and add an "h" to the name and we'll just call him Pooh Bear or something. It doesn't have to be about the shit!

  2. But I will know in my heart that it is.

  3. I was thinking the same thing. Poo. Pooh. The only difference is how you think of the spelling when you say it. MAKE THE CHANGE! :)