This mum’s list of things she’s missed – and why they don’t matter – is SO us

Kara Lewis Newton’s Facebook post had us nodding along in agreement. What about you?


One mum’s Facebook post about all the parenting things she’s forgotten to do has blown up and gone viral.


Kara Lewis Newton, who’s based in the US, took to social media to talk about why she was driving to her son’s school in the middle of the day: to take him some chopped celery she’d been asked to bring in – but had completely forgotten about.

And that led her to think about all the other things she might’ve ‘missed’ too – and why, when it comes down to it, they don’t really matter.

Here’s Kara’s post in full:

“Chopped celery. That’s what I’m driving to my son’s school today. Why? Because I don’t look in his folder.

“I missed that he needed to bring chopped celery to school today, and I have no idea why he needs it, but he does. So I’m driving it to him praying that he gets it on time.

“I miss things.

“My kids don’t always have clean socks.

“We ate at Wendy’s last night.

“I forget to RSVP to parties.

“We never have cash when we need it.

“My kid doesn’t always have his coat.

“There might be Halloween candy in their lunches.

“I sign [the reading record] without reading sometimes. And I don’t always check my kids folders.

“But… I love them. And I work dang hard for them.

“And I’m banking on the fact that, 20 years from now, they won’t remember that their mom forgot the chopped celery.

“I am praying they remember how hard I fought for them every day to have a good life… one where they know they are fiercely loved no matter what.”

Yep, sounds about right ?

(Though we do always try to remember those RSVPs now – as we’ve seen the hurt an ignored invite can cause!)

Could you totally relate to Kara’s post – or do you somehow manage to remember everything?

If so, tell us your secret on Facebook ?

Images: Facebook/Kara Lewis Newton

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