MOMMY MISHAP ALERT! I blasted a picture of my kid on social media with an inappropriate word on it

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Usually my daily mishaps are fairly harmless. Like finding my toddler eating chocolate cake off of the kitchen floor and deciding to just let her go for it. Or spending hours running errands and then getting home and realizing I have a big blob of white puke on my shoulder. You know, those kind of things.

Every once in a while though I do a doozy of a mishap and this week was one of those times. As a stay-at-home mom and a self-professed iPhone addict there is not a moment that I don’t document through pictures and videos. So much so that my memory is full on my phone and my older kids actually demand a picture when doing something awesome.

This happened last week when my 3-year-old put on some orange hipster glasses and was posing on our deck while I snapped away. There were so many good shots that I did a cute pic collage and like every other annoying mother out there I blasted it everywhere: Facebook, Instagram, even an email to my grandmother.

Then a while later I got this text from an eagle eye friend of mine:

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When I read this I made a sound that I’ve never made before. It was kind of a combination of hysterical laughter and a gasp of horror. Can you imagine that sound?

And here is the guilty pic collage

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The word SEX is right above my sweet baby’s head! Nice work, mom. Of course I immediately thought how dare that app make such an adorable border and expect me to only use it for pic collages of people I want to, well…you know. And it’s so hidden! Or, am I blind to the word? All I saw was love, kiss, flowers & hearts.

Well, as with all aspects of parenthood I consider this a lesson learned. I need to be more careful when I post stuff about my kids. And by making this public I hope that you will do the same.

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22 responses »

  1. I looked at it forever before I saw “sex.” I can’t decide if I’m horrified or giggling yet. I would have done something that awful myself so no judgment. It doesn’t look like anything an adult would put pictures of their SO in personally.

  2. I had trouble seeing it, and no trouble at all seeing how you could make that mistake. I’d have done the same thing. It looks like the kind of border you’d put around a photo of cute kiddos, not the kind of border where you’re thinking “boom-chicka-boom-boom”. LOL It made me feel a little less oopsy daisy about some of my own mommy bloopers, so thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  3. Oh boy it took me a few looks to notice it too. Makes me wonder why they put that in such a cute border?! Easy mistake lol about hoping your grandmother doesn’t print it out. haha Oh the joys of keeping things rated G! *gasp!*laugh*

  4. Hahaha! I looked right over it multiple times! That is so crazy and funny, but you are right! Why would they make a pretty design and include “sex” in it? We may never know. lol smh I’m glad someone caught it!

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