Embarrassing Parenting Moment # ... oh well, I've lost count:
When your child is throwing a fit that could rival a drunken celebrity on a tirade tearing up a hotel room that causes your neighbor to show up banging on your front door. This neighbor is panting due to the fact that he ran really, really fast to get over there and has an extremely worried look on his face. This neighbor asks "Is everything alright? Do you need any help?" in a very concerned voice as he tries to peek around you and into your house. This neighbor says "I heard loud screaming, crying and banging. I thought y'all might be in trouble."
Yes... this happened to me. Yes indeed.
I should win an academy award for the way I coolly soothed my anxious neighbor. I explained in a calm voice how my 5yr old is having a moment brought on by his very tired state. I reassured him that everyone is o.k. and my son will tire from his crazy antics in just a bit. I probably looked like hell with my hair falling halfway out of my ponytail and sticking up as if I was just struck by lightening. My shirt was covered in smashed sweet potatoes from my little one's dinner and I was wearing my hubby's too big for me sweat pants. Not a bit of makeup covered the purplish bags that took up residence under my once vibrant eyes. I don't even want to get into how my living room looked!
Like I said... I should have won an award. In a matter of minutes I managed to convince my neighbor that his help was not needed without being pushy or just plain rude. I even sent him away feeling good about his self when I thanked him for being so concerned and how his concern for us made me and my family feel more safe.
Haha... If he only new the truth! I guess I fooled him into thinking my sanity was fully intact.