Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Lost the Mother of the Year award this weekend...

Friday afternoon Adie was playing on her play table and chairs. She stood on her chair and just as I was saying, "Adie.. you need to get..." she fell face first and smashed her lip against my scrap table. There were lots of tears.. lots of blood.. and lots of mommy feeling completely responsible and guilty. =/ Here's her war wound...


Later that evening I swept and hosed down the deck. Our construction crew is finished with their part and they left our deck totally gross. So Adie was having fun using the broom as I was rinsing off the deck. I look over to see her fall backwards.. completely landing on her head... feet totally pointing up. Ouch. Lots of tears again.

Then on Saturday we went to daddy's JV game and I was taking pictures of her in her new shirt to send to aunt Denise because she made it for her. (This is the best one I could get because Adie was infatuated with the cheerleaders.) I look down to put my camera back in the bag and look up to watch Adie in slow motion tip backwards and fall again on her head. As you can see.. we are at the bottom of the bleachers so all the FHS fans got to see the head-falling-on-the-cement go down.


Then yesterday cousin Chloe and aunt Liz and us went to the pool while daddy and uncle Eric roofed our roof. Adie was sitting on the side of the pool and had been jumping in and I would catch her. ADD me looked down and saw a big beetle swimming in the pool and since beetles gross me out I tried to catch it to throw it over the pool. As I was looking down Adie Grace decided to jump in the pool again. Only to find herself completly submerged because her beetle-hater mommy didn't catch her. She was madder than a hornet but I guess she held her breathe because she wasn't choking or coughing or anything.

So.. lessons learned... I am no longer mother of the year in because I allow my almost 16 month old to stand on chairs and fall to get fat lips, allow the SAME adorable baby to sweep my wet deck and fall on her head, allow the SAME baby girl to sit on a bleacher while her mommy shoots adorable pictures of her new shirt and lets her fall head first on the cement, AND I don't catch my baby in a pool for fear that instead a beetle will attach itself to her cute swimsuit... instead she plummets underwater and gets EXTREMELY mad at me for not catching her. Can't say I don't blame her.

Oh, and another lessoned learned.. don't let me watch your own children!

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13 comments:

Dani said...

That happens to everybody-don't be so hard on yourself.
I was flipping through the latest Scrapbooks Etc mag and say one of your lo's in there--Congrats!! I love reading your blog btw!

Nichole said...

you can watch my kid any day...I have done worse...the other day Jackson discovered the stairs. I will let you imagine what that discovery was like...I just thank God he is so little and that slowed him down.

this woman ain't winnin' any mommy awards over here.

Shannon said...

Seriously Darce I had to laugh at this! Did you read my blog yet? I had one kid with a swollen shut eye and one with a goose egg that turned purple in about 1.2 seconds.

Welcome to toddler hood :)

Ellemieke said...

Welcome to the world of bruses, bumps and fat lips...
Lieke was running in the street the other day, I told her to stop, but then it was...BOOM...fat lip, lots of blood, lots of tears...It's the same on both ends of the world!
xxxEllemieke

Megan Deckard said...

Darcy, I understand exactly how you are feeling. Our little girl was running the other night and busted her little face on the arm of the rocking chair. I had to send her to her first day of preschool with a black angelina jolie lip. Then two days later, she started to jump off her ledo box (which she had turned upside down) and before I could get to her the box capsized and she nearly broke her ankle. So, needless to say, the 3rd day of preschool and we had to call in a sick day so she could recover.
Try not to beat yourself up over it. It happens to the best of us. Plus you are a FABULOUS MOTHER!!!

Kat said...

oh- you're still her mommy of the year :) seriously, poor jessica is always doing something like that. being a mommy is hard work, but you're a fabulous mom and adie loves you!

Kat said...

oh- you're still her mommy of the year :) seriously, poor jessica is always doing something like that. being a mommy is hard work, but you're a fabulous mom and adie loves you!

Tracey said...

This made me chuckle. I think all mom's go through this! Landon has had his fair share of falls and head bumps and we even had to make a trip to the ER one time last year for a CT scan because he bumped his head so hard! Talk about feeling TERRIBLE (and not to mention being questioned over and over again at the hospital to make sure it wasn't abuse...routine procedure, I'm sure!). Brody hasn't had any accidents yet though. Knock on wood! You're still a good mommy so don't worry. Have a good rest of the week!

~amy said...

You are so funny! Oh, you just wait for my "mommy of the year...NOT" stories. :) I'm sure Adie still thinks you're the best mom ever!

Amy Augustine said...

You are an amazing mother, Darce!!!! You don't need to worry...you are just toughening Adie up for when she bites it on the beam in the future! She has to be tough and used to blood and bruises if she's going to be a gymnast, right? Just don't let her break (pull?) her wenis! :)

Amy Augustine said...

Darce - THANKS for the offer to drive up here for a girlie weekend. :) Believe me, there's nothing I'd love more. I will be able to explain in a month or two what I've been working on at work (maybe). I am on a really, really stressful and confidential project. My job normally is not this crazy. And, you'll be happy to know that I'm NOT workig this weekend!!! I'm going to WI for my cute grandparents' joint 80th birthday party / family reunion. FUN! Thanks for thinking of me as I work through my crazy stress.

Jill said...

aww man, that age is tough! it only takes a sliver of a second for them to tumble or get into something! just get her a helmet, haha ;)

Linz said...

Poor Adie babe! It's that time though when it seems like they're marked up somewhere! Isaac's had his share:) Hope to see you tomorrow night tailgating! Hope it doesn't rain either!! :/