Friday, November 13, 2009

Confession

Last weekend Harry went to a birthday party (his first of the year). The day before he carefully chose a coloring book for his friend and I added to the present a package of crayons that I had bought earlier during the back to school sales. An hour before the party I hastily wrapped everything and made a quick card (I have oodles of card stock so I tend to make my own cards for things like this). Harry had a fun time, mom not so much (it was super loud).

A few days later I cleared off a pile of junk that was on a side table and noticed a bag with a brand new coloring book in it. Yeah, I had grabbed an old Sesame Street coloring book on accident and wrapped that instead of the new un colored Sesame Street coloring book. I can't even make it right and give the poor little girl the new coloring book because she had moved and I don't have the new address.

It is upon you, my dear readers to help me not feel so bad. Please tell me that I am not the only frazzled mother that has done something like that.

9 comments:

chelle said...

oh dear!

We all do those frazzled things on occasion!

chichimama said...

We have all done that...no worries! I once gave someone a naked Barbie with cutoff hair as A had been "wrapping" along with me...if only she hadn't moved, you mind could be put at ease as you and the other mom laughed about it!!! I am so very sure she knew exactly what had happened!

Karen (Forgiven and Loved) said...

"Why look at that, little Janey. Harry loved you so much he colored some pictures FOR you!" :)

(Hopefully MOST of them were still uncolored.)

Maybe if you get a thank you card, you can ship the new coloring book to her.

Heather said...

Tee hee! Come on, don't you think it's even a little funny? I would have just laughed my butt off about it and thought about how that other parent must really know how frazzled I was! :)

Tama said...

Oh No! I have done things like that. Don't feel bad.

Amber said...

You're not alone!

I was so excited to volunteer in my daughter's classroom...until I showed up on the wrong day. :-)

fidget said...

whoops! I bet her mom figured out what happened :)

Nancy said...

I think you are taking this regifting thing a little too far!

Midlife Midwife said...

Thanks for the good laugh. We've all made those mistakes oodles of times.