Oops…..my bad!

Tonight was Momma’s first evening at work.  I was in charge of dinner and all of the bedtime activities.  Simple enough eh?  I thought so…

Our neighbor watched Ace for about an hour between the time that Momma left for work and I got home from work.   When I got home from work the babysitter went home and I put Ace in the truck.  We drove around town and ran a few errands.  We got back home and Ace did the normal night time stuff…play on the floor, drink a bottle,  get grumpy, and go to bed.

Momma was scheduled to be home a little after 10 o’clock, so I was trying to keep Ace awake so that Momma could see him before he went to bed.   However, that did not happen.  When Ace wants to sleep there is no stopping it… 😀

So, Momma got home and of course asked me how everything went.  I told her everything I did, but there were some thing I guess I didn’t do quite right…  Now remember that I did not see or talk to Momma after I got home.  I had no idea what she expected me to do other than the usual…

  1. Ace was supposed to have some baby food for dinner and a bottle.  I didn’t give him the baby food.  I don’t remember Momma giving him baby food after I get home from work on a normal basis.  I guess my memory is not that good… 😀
  2. Ace was  supposed to have a bath before bed tonight.  Oops…no bath.  Again a bath at night is not a regular thing.  It does happen every now and then, so I thought that Momma usually gives him baths during the day while I am work.  Wrong again…
  3. Ace was supposed to be in his pajamas when he went to bed.  He was wearing a long-john type onesie.  I figured the whole reason for wearing pajamas was to keep him warm.  Long-johns are warm, right? So I just let him sleep in his onesie.  Why wake him up and make him mad to change his clothes?  I’ve slept in my clothes on more than one occasion and I am still hear to talk about it…

Well, about 30 minutes after Momma gets home Ace wakes up.  This is not normal.  Ace usually goes to bed around 10 o’clock and sleeps till the morning.  I go to the kitchen and make a bottle, and Momma goes upstairs to get Ace.

When she comes back down with Ace he has one arm and shoulder protruding through the neck hole of his onesie and he is PO’d!  He looked right at me, and I could read his mind…”Pajamas! Pajamas would have prevented this…dumbass!”

After changing his diaper, putting on some “real” PJs, and a bottle  it is lights out once again…hopefully until morning. 😀


  1. BusyDad says:

    I feel for you man… messing up is ok, and as long as things turn out ok the spouse can’t yell at us too bad. But when your kid wakes up tangled in his onsie, that’s when we get that ooh crraap feeling and just brace for it. Been there many times!

  2. I have to ask out of morbid curiosity… if you didn’t give the baby, baby food, what DID you give him?

    rack of lamb, a calzone, double bacon cheeseburger ?


  3. Momo Fali says:

    Don’t be too hard on yourself! PJ and bath mishaps are bound to happen every now and then. We can tell you’re a good Dad!

  4. jen says:

    we all learn from our mistakes

  5. Jared says:

    @BusyDad: Yeah I’m sure this won’t be the last time… 😀

    @XBox: Four slices of pizza and a 12 Oz Bud Light, bottle not can, and a few minutes in the blender. Spoon fed. Puts him right to sleep. 😉

    @Momo and Jen: Thanks for the support! I know I won’t do everything right all of the time, but it is just frustrating when I think that I am doing things right, but they are not. I guess this whole parenting thing is a learning experience…as you both know…there are no instruction manuals. 😀

  6. Joe says:

    LOL! Don’t beat yourself up J. You are a ok. Lil dude didn’t prolly need a bath too bad (and you conserved water–your arguement), also the baby food thing too much hype surrounding it (deflect–say something like, “Baby, your eyes look really pretty tonight.” and that problem will be gone) and the PJs no biggy (once again you were conserving water by not adding to the washing load–you are a real activist all of a sudden). Everything works out. You compliment your wife and you saved the world, problem solved.

  7. .Hey there Daddy-O,
    Nice job on the bedtime thing. Not to worry it have heard (and seen) far worse. My daughter’s father would assume break routine and allow her to stay up and watch tv with him. The one time I came back and she was in bed I was shocked. So I ask, “You did it!! Good Job!!” Then he says, admittedly, “She said she was tired and asked to go nigh night.” She is 2. LOL

    I came across your page via blogcat. I am slowing working my way through the mom/dad blogs to find ones I really like. I am thinking, from what I have seen thus far, you are in like flin!
    I would love to maybe do a link exchange, let me know, you can check me out at http://www.gulfcoastmommy.blogspot.com
    til then! much respect~

    ps… so sorry to hear you are missing out on the 1st trick or treat night, that sucks. : (

  8. Jared says:

    @Joe: What’s your cell number? Next time I get into a predicament I am going to call you real quick and get a good game plan for a resolution. 🙂 I just can’t come up with that kind of stuff on the spot… 😉

    @GulfCoastMommy: Thanks for visiting! I checked out your blog and like what I see as well. I have added your link to my links page and will be checking your page out further in the very near future… 😉
    (Sorry you had to post the comment so many times…your comment was being marked as spam for some reason???)