Well, sometimes it is.
As a parent you accidentally do all kinds of things. Things that make parenting look like a scene lifted from a Three Stooges movie. Things like these.
- Pressed the "door close" button on the van. While a child was still climbing out of it.
- Opened the fridge into the head of a hapless child standing in the kitchen.
- Whacked your toddler in the chin while adjusting the chest clip of his car seat.
- Flung open the mudroom door, which connected with a child's behind and knocked her headfirst into the shoe basket.
- Pinched a chubby little thigh in a seat belt.
- Swung the microwave open into the cranium of a child sitting on the counter helping you make brownies.
- Bonked your toddler in the head with the baby carrier in the crook of your arm.
- Clotheslined your daughter with a cupboard door when she turned the corner and walked into the kitchen.
- Smacked a child's head on the ceiling of the car when getting him out.
- Paused to bend over and pick up a stray sock, causing the kid behind you to quite literally bounce off your butt and fall onto his. (To be fair you had no idea the little ninja was following you...)
- Hit the baby in the forehead when pulling up your shirt to nurse.
- Turned a corner too sharply with a kid on your hip and bumped her head on the doorframe.
- Playfully tossed your son in a tall snowbank. And watched him disappear under the snow and start screaming.
Of course you'll feel terrible about all of these, but you're not doing it intentionally! And look on the bight side: maybe you can take your Larry, Moe, and Curly act on the road.