Oct 19 2006

Step away from the mama.

On Tuesday I went home sick after only 5 hours at work. I didn’t go in at all yesterday. Today I’m back, and Cole is definately better for it. I am clearly a hazard for my son.

My evidence? Tuesday he  was cruising around, using the edge of the couch back for stability. When he got to the tile step, he let go. Because of the graham cracker in his hand, he couldn’t catch himself properly and he slammed his face into the edge of the step, busting open his upper gum (right where his new tooth is coming through) and hurting his tongue. He managed to miss his lip completely, thank goodness.

There was blood and screaming and masses of tears. He’s okay, no stitches needed or anything, but I’m still reliving it.

Yesterday I took him outside on his tricycle, thinking we both could use a little fresh air. Not five minutes into the walk, he stuck his feet (clad only in socks and soft leather slipper-shoes) up against the front tire and one got sucked up underneath the tire-cover thingy, stopping the trike cold. I couldn’t figure out why we had stopped like that until I heard him start to scream.

This time there was no blood, but the place on his ankle lost a couple layers of skin and I wouldn’t be surprised if it ended up bruised.

So I think he’s actually safer at daycare today.

I know these things happen, really I do. But just because he’s going to get hurt from time to time doesn’t mean I have to like it or want to be the cause.

I don’t really feel any better today. My head is throbbing, my throat is sore, and I feel really dizzy. I desperately need some real sleep. Not just the hour or so that I get between the times when Cole wakes up and wants me. He stands in his crib and points at me and cries. Who could refuse that? Especially when I have the ankle and the mouth to make up for. Ugggh- the guilt. It is crushing.

1 Comment

  • By emmers, October 19, 2006 @ 12:27 pm

    uuuugh. Everyone is sick right now. I have a cold, still got that fungus or whatever on my neck (I know, ewe), adn now I have a gigantic and painful sty on my eye. What the HELL? Everyone I talk to is sick. Have we been victims of germ warfare?

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