Please tell me you’ve inadvertently done something that caused your child harm!
This morning I was holding Devyn while I was trying to get ready for work because DH had taken Dante out for a walk, and she was not wanting to be put down. So I had my arm around her waist and she was standing on the counter facing the mirror and she started bouncing around and she kicked my flat-iron off the counter. The flat iron was ON! She now has a burn across the top of her foot and I feel horrible. We even took her into Dr. Vallero’s office (who is the best pediatrician in the world by the way), just to have it checked out. Dr. Vallero said it looks fine and to just give her some Tylenol or Motrin for pain, but she did give us a prescription for a burn cream in case it gets worse.
I just sat down and cried when I saw what it had done to her. I know things like this happen, but that doesn’t really make me feel any better. So go ahead and share, let me know I’m not the only one!
Been there, done that, only so much worse. When the Pea was about 9 months he pulled the curling iron off the counter and on to his arm. Second degree burns.
And just this last summer I was grilling on one of those little $20 grills. I pulled the (very hot) lid off and set it on the ground next to me, Irish1 picked it up and immediately started screaming. I grabbed him and checked his hand, it looked ok but he was still crying. It was probably 2 hours before I noticed the huge red blistered spot on his leg. Proud mom moment.
Oh, and Sean was spraying The Princess with some canned air. She was laughing, all was well. He put the can up under he little skirt (she was about a year old, this is not weird) and sprayed her. suddenly she was crying. Why? that air gets really really cold. Again (well, really for the first time, she's the oldest) red marks, blisters, eventual scab and horrible horrible guilt. But they, and you, live.
There isn't a parent alive that hasn't at least once done something that a child gets hurt by accident. We hurt more than they do. It is from those times that we learn our greatest lessons as parents. Little Devyn will heal.
Two weeks ago I left my curling iron on in the bathroom with the door shoot. Then my oldest decided to lock her little brother in the bathroom and we didn't know he was in there until we heard the screaming. He had blisters all over his little hand and they're finally healing up. I felt horrible and still do.
(I hopped over here from MMW to make you feel better)
I'm not a mom but I imagine that you might have been hurt as much as Devyn just on the inside. because nobody would want to see that cute foot get hurt especially not the mommy of that cute foot.
think of it this way: when she's an obnoxious teenager, and everything you say and do is "stupid", and she starts giving you some mouth, you can always say, "don't MAKE me get my flat iron out..."
Oh, man! I totally have hurt my kids accidentally from time to time. And the guilt truly is awful, I know. So, no worries! She knows you love her and she's young enough to not remember it...
The first time Kaylie ever rolled over all the way was on the changing table at the church; I was in front of her, but moved just enough, looked over to the side, then next thing I knew, she was screaming and on the floor! I thought I would bawl, too! I was sure I'd killed her. But, she's still here, and no permanent damage done. But you can bet she's not left on a counter or bed!
Um, ask me sometime about Carson, Superglue, Jeff and time to just make dinner, please...
or Hunter carrying Carson, or the time Tyler tipped the shopping cart over...yep, we all have them!
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