Oops! When you picked up your child from his friend's birthday party, he was clutching his stomach. Seems that third helping of cake and ice cream wasn't such a great idea after all.
Oops! Your child refused to nap at Grandma's house because she didn't want to miss a thing. Now she's whiny, cranky, and, of course, too tired to sleep.
Oops! You didn't rub enough sunblock onto your child's skin on your family's trip to the zoo. Now his skin is red and sizzling hot.
Oops! You and your friend held a playdate at her house, and the kids snuck all the soda they wanted while you chatted. Now your child is overcaffeinated and talking a mile a minute.
Oops! Your child bites his nails way too short. Now his fingers are a raw, red mess.
Oops! Your child has been running around on a blisteringly hot day with his friends, and now he's exhausted and soaked in sweat.
Copyright © 2007. Reprinted with permission from the July 2007 issue of Parents magazine.