Wednesday, December 10, 2008

WORST MOTHER EVER!!!

Okay, I really shouldn't be sharing this, but I was talking to my friend and she informed me that this incident was SO blog worthy, but BIG disclaimer first: DO NOT READ IF YOU DON'T HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR!!!! So last week I had an appointment with my OB/GYN to get my i.u.d. taken out. I was not looking forward to it at all, because lets face it, it wasn't a picnic getting it in so I had a good idea as to how it would feel to be getting it out. Well, that week Steve and I decided to get sick with strep throat, and my poor Hailey had some kind of gunk, leaving Maddie to be the only healthy Barton around. My nice neighbor took Maddie for me as I was leaving for my appointment, but I didn't feel comfortable leaving a sick Hailey so I brought her with me. I THOUGHT I was being a good parent not inflicting my sick child on someone else. WRONG!! We get to the appt just me and Hailey- mind you I have packed up books, markers, treats, you name it I had it to keep her busy while mommy was getting her "business" taken care of. The nurse gets a little hospital gown out and tells me to undress and wait, so Hailey is coloring and I am waiting for the Dr to come. When she finally comes I find out that they had scheduled me for my yearly as well as my IUD removal, oh joy!!! At least I brought all these fun things for Hailey so she wont even notice, YEAH RIGHT!! As soon as the doctor puts me in my stirrups and turns the flashlight on Hailey is mesmerized. She would not move, she wouldn't stop staring at the doctor and me in "all my glory"!!!! I couldn't really move, so I told Hailey to come hold my hand to get her to stop staring down there, but she wouldn't budge!!!!! AWKWARD!!! The nurse tries to step in front of Hailey to block her view, but that doesn't stop my little Hailey, no no, she just stepped around her to get a better visual!!! The whole time I am just mortified thinking how am I going to explain this to my little girl? She is going to be scarred for life! My Dr probably wants to call child services on me for subjecting my baby to this mess!!! Well as soon as the Dr is done and leaves, wouldn't you know Hailey resumes coloring, acting as if nothing happened. I'm thinking great, crisis averted -whew! Well as I finish getting dressed and grab the diaper bag, Hailey stops and looks at the long flashlight and says, "mom don't you need to take this so you can look at your bumbum?" HELP!!! How do I respond to such a statement???At this point I am humiliated trying not to laugh and to cry, so I just say honey lets go get ice cream, and that was that. Deflection accomplished!!! Ahhh the joys of Motherhood....

12 comments:

Stacey Bacon said...

Oh Cherie! I am dying laughing right now. First of all ewh! Poor you and secondly I'm not surprised Hailey couldn't look away. Little miss curious and her"why's". I love that little sweetie! You are a good sport. ;)

Peter & Darise said...

That is the funniest thing I've heard in a really long time! The tears are just pouring down my face. My first thought is when Hailey gets old enough that she'll be attending her own yearly's she won't have any idea why afterwards she always feels like ice cream. Ha! Hilarious.
I'm stoked you've got a blog now. It'll be fun to stalk each other and stay in the loop. I'm excited for Saturday. See you in a few days.

Baguleys said...

Ok thats just funny! welcome to the world of blogging, so glad you joined! can't wait to see you in a couple days!

Jason, Cari, & Lizzy said...

Awkward moment, priceless memory. You know that this is going to be one of those sunday dinner family memories for years to come! Hailey will love it!:) I'm so glad you're writing these funny stories down. Priceless, priceless. And now you know where to turn for a laugh.

Turia said...

That is the BEST story!!! Oh my gosh. I can picture it now (wait... that came out way wrong!)

And you are right.. this is SO blog worthy.

Jon and Emily said...

Poor Hailey!

The Kemps said...

I needed a good laugh! You are hilarious. I'm so glad you're a blogger now, maybe it will be easier to keep in touch now. I had a blast Saturday night! We need to get together more often...we really don't live that far from each other!

The Bergers said...

Oh dear that is too funny! Hopefully she will forget all about it and never say anything about it again.

Rachel said...

this is so funny. I was dying. Kids can be way too curious sometimes. haha

Rachel said...

Cherie.. You are tooo funny! I found your blog through Heather Whytocks- hope ya don't mind!!! McKenzie was at Sydney's delivery & would not look THERE at all(thank goodness!), she would not look at anything until Sydney was in my arms. Your humor is priceless!! -Rachel (next door)

Kyle Peterson said...

Cherie your baby girls are so adorable. I don't think I have seen you since your wedding day, it's been a while. You look great and have a cute family. Looking through your blog brought back memories of us watching the movie my best friends wedding at your house and doing the song and dance at the beginning of the movie over and over again. Wishing and hoping and praying...

Melia and Christian said...

If only I had read this before Christmas!! Good times... thank you again for the hospitality! And now for the warning that I need to be really careful for the next few months (if you know what I mean) :).