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Christmas Parenting Fail

A pack of AA batteries saved the day

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there… But Mommy… she dropped the ball big time this Christmas. And nearly ruined the entire day.

With the big job of playing Santa Claus, we all have a lot on our mind right?  Yup! Well between that, my husband working on Christmas Eve, and the number of doctors appointments our youngest has had in the last two weeks, I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off.

And I forgot something… BIG!

Batteries!

You know, what nearly every present the older kids got required to actually work.

Christmas morning came and the kids tore through gift after gift and once they were all unwrapped it was time to open and assemble every last one. Well as I was going along it dawned on me. I cannot believe I freaking forgot batteries… the simplest thing!

Hell, every toy I bought the cashier asked me “do you need batteries with that?”  and of course I insisted I didn’t because I was going to go to our local wholesale store and buy them in bulk.

Well, guess what I forgot?

I forgot the AA batteries, the C batteries, oh the AAA batteries, and we actually HAD D batteries in the house, but not one toy needed them. Isn’t that how it always goes?

I lucked out and found a pack of 4 AA batteries in my hospital bag from when I had Addison back in April. Sheer luck!

And those four batteries made the most important toys work. Thank god.

Today though… I am off to the store to stock up on every last battery I need to get the kids off my case, and enjoying the great gifts Santa brought!

And maybe taking out stock in Energizer!

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