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My Biggest Mom Fail Yet

| October 25, 2018
My mom fail moment

I forgot my son’s birthday.

Like, completely spaced it.

I knew it was coming. I had even bought him an early birthday present. But the morning of his birthday? Nothing.

I woke him up, made him do chores, and sent him to school like any other day. It never even occurred to me that it was his birthday.

And he didn’t say a word.

About 10AM it hit me.

Talk about mom guilt.

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