It was close, I was trying really, really hard, but someone has beaten me this year and I can't think of anything I can do to get that bad mom crown back.
I went to Walmart, don't roll your eyes, you know they have everything, anyway..... I always park at the edge of the parking lot, I get a little exercise and have more time for people watching on my way into the store.
As I'm walking to the store I see a woman standing in front of the store. She looks to be early 20's she has a baby on her hip and two little ones standing next to her, maybe three and five. This little Mommy is talking on her cell phone and smoking a cigarette. I remember thinking at least they are outside so the smoke isn't going directly in that little ones face.
She starts digging in her purse for something, now I want you to think for a minute, she has a baby on her hip, a cell phone to her ear, and a cigarette in her mouth. This isn't working, so how does this wonderful mother solve the problem of too few hands? Why she leans right over and asks the oldest of her kids, the five year old, to hold her cigarette.
There it goes, I see it going, my worst Mommy crown. I don't know who I'm sadder for, me or her children.
Well, there's always next year.