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Worst mommy moment

Ok, maybe not my worst. Close, though.

The boys were outside playing in the backyard a couple of hours ago with their water guns. I'm used to them yelling out there, hurting each other's feelings, and learning how to work out problems on their own. I was sitting inside, instead of in the gazebo because we have a mold problem right now (thanks to the great flood of rain this summer). I can just look out of the window next to me and see the boys.

I heard Michael screaming, and thought they were just goofing off so I just sat here for a while. I turned and looked out the window and saw him upside down over the small fence that seperates their play area from the dog area. He had been backing away from Matthew to avoid getting splashed, when he fell backwards over the little picket fence. One leg was caught in between the spikes. It was all scratched up from near his foot all the way up to his buttock.

I felt so small. I ran out and picked him up into my arms, and by that time Scott had come downstairs to help me.

My poor baby.


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Jul. 22nd, 2007 09:51 am (UTC)
Hope for fast healing
Being a parent is always a tough thing, allowing kids to grow up in a protected environment so they can make and learn for the mistakes they make. Also, it's difficult too when you're trying to allow kids to be themselves and sort out their differences in the yard, in my view, the best way to do it, I commend you for that. However, as a parent, we all have an obligation to ensure the safety of our children and for that to occur, continual vigilance needs to be given them. While they're out of sight, periodic checks need to be made and all loud noised need to be investigated with the fervent hope that it's only noise and nothing of consequence.

I can understand you feeling small since you've messed up being the perfect Mom, but, his scars will heal, kids rebound quickly, thank God, and all will be back to normal for him lots sooner than for you. The important thing in all this is to always remember to check, once you know that things are OK, allow them to be kids and allow yourself to enjoy some peace of mind.

This is not a scathing commentary about parenthood, just my feeble attempt to commiserate with you in your time of pain.
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