Parenting Mistake #458

Parenting mistake #458:  Never give the watch you wear EVERY day to your 14 month old. Even if it means she will be calm, happy and quiet for a few minutes.

Last night before dinner I gave Hilary my watch as she was LOOOOOOOOSING it! She kept pointing to my watch so I gave it to her thinking it would make her happy, calm her down and it would buy us  a few minutes of quiet time.


I forgot about my watch and a few hours later I realized it was missing. Dang! I looked everywhere…even got on my hands and needs to look as the view of a toddler.

I went to bed with it missing and planning to wear my Garmin as I apparently need a watch on my arm at all times! Weird, eh!

I woke up this morning and found it hidden among the diaper supplies in her room.


Lesson learned – never give her MY watch.

Lessons learned from Lilly’s early years – never give her my keys or sunglasses. You’d think I’d learn!

Any parenting mistakes you’ve made?

What’s the one thing you cannot go without each day?