Parenting Fail

At some point in their lives everybody has seen a picture on the internet where a parent chose to snap a photo of something crazy happening to (or caused by) their child. The photo is very funny but you are left wondering why the parent chose to take apicture rather than intervene in the situation.

I had one of those experiences with Ezra. Because I did not have a camera immediately available I opted to intervene even though I could have run to grab a camera first – I am starting to think I made the wrong decision. I am left with only the ability to describe the scene that I failed to capture on film.

Ezra is at that stage where he is fascinated by toilets. His fascination is much more acute than any of the other kids’ ever was. He will walk to distant parts of the house to get to an unguarded toilet so that he can play in it – often by sticking in a toy or brush and stirring/flinging the water. This time I walked into the bathroom to discover that he had a new trick – he had climbed into the toilet bowl and was sitting – happy as a clam – as if her were in a hottub. He was completely inside the bowl with the toilet seat at shoulder level. He looked up at me as if he had just conquered the world by climbing into the toilet. after considering a run to get a camera I opted to take him out of the toilet, strip off his diaper, and give him a bath – so much for the viral internet photo opportunity.

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About David

David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.

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3 Responses to Parenting Fail

  1. Adele says:

    You totally should have got the camera. Or called for your wife to do so!

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