In light of all the downers, and all the problems, and all the politics, I thought I would share a huge parenting mistake I made when I was 24-years-old, Deavan was 4-years-old.
The year: 2000, and if you know about Y2K, you know that all of us were a bit more at ease with the world, after-all, it didn't end. I was over worked, a single mom, and well...sleep deprived. Yes, I am making excuses, why not? This is my website. I was a bartender, I know right. I worked from 4 p.m. to about 3 to 4 a.m., then I woke up at 7 a.m. to get my sisters ready for school, drove them, and Deavan and I spent the day together. It was perfect in a way, sure I only got 3 hours of sleep 5 nights a week, it didn't matter: I was happy, Deavan was happy, and life was good.
So, here is the mistake: My daughter, age 4, asked to watch Rocky Horror Picture Show. I had not heard of it. I know that is hard to believe, but I had not, and this is before Google. ( You gen Z are like freaking out right now, right? Saying: There was a time before Google?) I was told by my sisters, younger sisters, that it was a musical, and I said: "Like Little Shop of Horrors?" they said yes. HMMM....I suspect they didn't know what Little Shop of Horrors was. Yes, yes, I just looked up the rating of Little Shop, and found out it was PG13, so either way it was wrong.
To make a long story short: I put in the movie, fell asleep, and Deavan, aged 4, loved the movie, and I found out that if I wanted to take a nap, I could put it in, take a quick nap and bam, life was good.
Flash forward 3-weeks, and probably 7 times of Deavan watching Rocky Horror Picture Show....I popped it in to watch it with her. Let me say that I changed into a different shade of white, a putrid color, and I thought: Oh My God, what Have I done???
Okay, flash forward to today, Deavan is 18. Is she weird? Is she scarred for life? No,she is not scarred, but I think she is a little weird. (I am laughing, she is normal and fine)
Anyway, I just wanted to let everyone know that we all make mistakes. We must accept that and try harder. Would I have let her watch the movie, no, I think she could have waited until she was a little bit older. But (the big but) It turned out alright and I learned that we all make mistakes. I was mortifid and worried that I had just ruined her life, but luckily I didn't. To all you parents out there: Hang in there, we all make mistakes, and that is okay, just keep trying, because in th
Thanks for stopping by. Have you made any silly parenting mistakes?
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