No, no, no....
Oh, I don't even really want to tell you; I'm that bummed out about it.
Basically the award I think I should receive is not one that I want or would be proud to display above my non-existent mantel.
I know what you're thinking. (Humour me) With a blog name like "Mommy Inconsistent", how could I ever do something that would award me such a thing?
Well, what I did tonight I can't even say I didn't think about. I did. I thought "Oooh, better not do that"...and then I did it. Don't ask me why.
Basically I scared the crap out of 'Lil K.
We were all visiting my Mom tonight in the care home where she lives. When we got there, she was in bed, but she was happy to see us and we had a little visit. One of the care aids came in to give my mom a snack and then quietly asked me if I could rinse out her dentures before I left because my mom wouldn't let her do it earlier.
Of course I said, "No, problem."
There was a problem.
Can you guess?
I did it in front of my kids.
Yep, had my Mom take her teeth out and hand them to me right in the presence of my two boys.
Big T's face was pretty priceless. When I say his eyes widened and his chin dropped open, his eyes widened (a lot) and his chin & mouth literally dropped to the floor. Okay, they didn't actually hit the floor, but they might as well have. He couldn't take his eyes off this freakish act I was performing.
'Lil K's eyes widened as well, but his face was less than priceless. Think scared beyond belief that his beloved "GaGa" was taking her teeth right out of her freakin' mouth and handing them to his mother!! What the ... ??
He proceeded to hop into Hubby's arms and bury his face in his shoulder.
I could not believe myself. What did I just do??
For starters, I scared him from possibly ever donning a pair of vampire teeth, which are pretty much a necessity if you want to pull off a vampire costume at Halloween.
Secondly, and most importantly, I was worried that he would be afraid of my Mom from here on out.
Luckily I don't think the latter will happen as he gave her a smile and said goodnight to her as we were leaving. He would not, however, stop asking why Gaga took her teeth out.
"Because Mommy is a bum bum", is what I should've said. He would've understood that. Instead I just kept saying that I wanted to wash them. Then of course I threw in "Because I love my Mom and want to help her out"...I know, pathetic.
Let's just say I don't expect to sleep in my own bed tonight. And it serves me right.