Victoria Beckham Forgets Her Son!
Victoria Beckham may be married to one of the hottest men on earth and the mother of four adorable children, but as she tells Vanity Fair, she is not perfect. According to Beckham, she got up one morning and got herself, 9 month old Harper, and her three boys, Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 9, and Cruz, 7 ready for the day. As she rushed out the door to get Brooklyn to school, she loaded Harper in her car seat, plugged in her iPod and started the drive. She says a few minutes later she realized it was too quiet and looked to the passenger seat to notice Brooklyn wasn’t in the car. When she arrived back home her husband David and the three boys were all standing there with huge smiles on their faces. She says she felt so stupid by forgetting the child they were actually taking to school.
I read this story on the People website and got a good chuckle out of it. I am pleasantly surprised Victoria Beckham even said anything about it; no one wants to point out their flaws. I think, though, that this story shows us that no one is perfect, even celebrities who have the ability to have the mundane things like school runs handled by someone else. It shows her sense of humor and ability to admit that she is not perfect, which in my mind portrays her in a favorable light as a mother and as a celebrity. Some commenters didn’t agree with me though. Many bashed Beckham for forgetting a child, saying they love their child too much to ever forget them. I don’t think forgetting a child has anything to do with love, we are human and can get frazzled and forget things. While I have never forgotten my child somewhere, I have made stupid forgetful mistakes in my five years of motherhood. At least once with each of my children I have forgotten to completely buckle their car seats or forgotten underwear when packing for overnights or gotten busy and forgotten to give them a dose of antibiotics.
So what have you forgotten in regards to your child? Have you ever forgotten the actual child?