I think I’ll go inside the bank from now on

Drive Up Bank Teller: Welcome to Wachovia!

Me: Hello.

Bug: (from back seat) Mama.

Me: (closing the tube and sending it whooshing back through the tube) Just a sec, Bug.

Teller: Just a deposit today?

Bug: Mama!

Me: Hold on, Bug. (to teller) Yes, just a deposit. Oh, and could we get a lollipop?

Teller: Sure. Oh, and ma’am?

Bug: MAMA!

Me: (to the teller while ignoring the yelling) Yes?

Teller: I need to send this back over to you to sign before I can give you cash back.

Me: Oh, ok.

Bug: MAMA!

Me: (signing the deposit slip) Just a sec, Bug!

Bug: MAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMA

Me: (exasperated) OH MY GOD WHAT BUG.

Bug: You forgot to buckle me in!

Me: (whipping around quickly) What?

Bug: My buckle! You didn’t do it! When we left the PMO! YOU DIDN’T BUCKLE IT MAMA.

Teller: (sending tube back) Is there anything else I can help you with today Ma’am?

Me: (fumbling frantically around in back seat trying to buckle the carseat) Um, no! I’m good! Thanks! Just forgot to buckle him in, haha! First time that’s ever happened! Ever! Isn’t that right Bug?

Bug: MAMA FORGOT TO BUCKLE ME IN! MY BUCKLE WAS NOT SNAPPED!

Me: We only drove two blocks here! Silly me! Can’t believe I did that!

Bug: MAMA YOU SHOULD NOT FORGET TO BUCKLE ME IN. MAMA, DID YOU KNOW THAT. YOU SHOULD NOT. FORGET. TO. BUCKLE. ME. IN.

Teller: (giving me a look) Yes ma’am, well you have a good day now.

Me: (sighing) Thanks for the lollipop.

Bug: MYBUCKLEMYBUCKLEMYBUCKLEMYBUCKLEMYBUCKLEMYBUCKLE

2 comments

1 Fred Kellogg { 01.31.08 at 11:02 am }

So when we go up to Vermont in a month during E&H’s spring break to visit our brand-new granddaughter (born at 2 minutes before midnight last night), we’ll be sure that her infant seat is buckled properly before we go anywhere! :)

2 Matthew { 01.31.08 at 3:10 pm }

To let you know you aren’t alone with the not buckle forgetfulness, find many more stories (not as funny of course) in the comments here:
http://www.parentdish.com/2007/11/10/my-worst-parenting-blunder-to-date/
Also, I suppose I can say, “Hi” as this is my first comment.

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