- I am saddened by the death of such a beautiful and endangered animal.
- I am grateful that the boy is safe and home with his family.
- I am feeling empathy and compassion for that family who clearly suffered a terrible ordeal only to be vilified in social media.
- Locked my self in the bathroom in a panic while my husband sat with my 18month old baby crying covered in head to toe hives from a food allergy reaction while on vacation with no Benadryl or emergency medication.
- Turned my back for a second to have my toddler fall head first off of a kitchen stool onto the tile floor.
- Allowed my 4 year old to push her infant brother in an umbrella stroller on the sidewalk without being properly buckled and as she lifted the back of the stroller to go over a bump he fell on his forehead onto the sidewalk.
- Lost track of my 2-year-old girl in a Target superstore for several minutes.
- Missed the fact that my daughter had a fever (more than once) and dropped her off at school only to get a call from the school nurse that she had a high fever and wound up positive for strep.
- Woke up one morning to find my toddler had been trying to open a jar of fruit snacks with a kitchen knife while the rest of the family was sound asleep.
- Forgot to pick up my 9 year old from school while I was in the middle of new client psychiatric intake evaluation that had gone over time and realized when the school called me 20 minutes after dismissal with my little boy worried something happened to his mommy.
I don't know if the incident at the zoo was the fault of the family, or of the zoo, of someone else or just an unfortunate accident. Without being there and having all the information I can't say. What I can say is that I believe most of us are trying our best each and every day.
|From Lose That Mommy Guilt|