January 30, 2008

Head Trauma

At 7:30 this morning, my baby Cher started screaming - three year old Pixie had closed Cher's fingers in the door. I ran over and threw open the door to release her fingers but the door bashed Pixie who was sitting on the other side. I picked up the screaming Pixie and bent down to pick up shrieking Cher as well. As I did, I accidentally mashed Pixie's head into the door frame. Finally with both screaming girls on my lap, I tried to comfort them but Cher slipped off my knee and mashed her face on Pixie's bare knee sending them both into fresh, painful wails.

And that was just 7:30. Can you imagine all the emotional lacerations I've caused since then? Motherhood, my friends. It's loud.

18 comments:

The MomBabe said...

you gotta love days like that.

S'mee said...

Holy cow. I can't wait to read again at 2:30!

Angie said...

Perfect. Maybe you could send them to therapy by dinner! Hope the rest of the day is as fun -NY! for us readers.
KEEP BELIEVING

amanda said...

i hate it when i hurt my kids--totally by accident, but i feel so totally responsible for it. i have hit more than one of my babies' heads on doorjams during the carrying-on-the-hip stage.

i was walking with my friend once, while we were both pushing strollers in a busy city (where walking was the main way to get around). we were heading somewhere in a hurry, and right when we passed a big metal mailbox, her baby stuck her head out of the stroller and got her head whacked pretty bad. it was so sad. it's something that most moms do and always feel sick about.

Lindsay said...

Ouch! And I freak out when I accidentally clip Garrett's fingers instead of his fingernails. Here's to what's apparently just around the corner! :)

Magirk said...

I'm so sorry for your little girls!

But I laughed about the "It's loud" comment. Boy is it EVER!!!

April said...

I SECOND THAT! It is VERY,Very, Loud... sometimes painfully so! No pun intended. Yeah, I've done things like that before... fun fun (can you sense the sarcasm?)

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

You are DANGEROUS!

Karen said...

I only hope the day got better, because at that rate you wouln't have children to love at the end of the day.

AzĂșcar said...

It IS loud! My favorite phrase these days is, “Please stop, you’re making my ears hurt.”

Few ox said...

My baby used to whisper, now everything is at the top of her lungs. Dang it!

Mrs. M said...

Oi! What a way to start the day. I never get on my neighbors for noise because there is so much at my own apartment.

Colleen said...

I had to read this one aloud to Jim. Isn't it terrible, the reflex to laugh at the pain of others?

holly said...

now THAT is funny. Wish you had a video.

Ie Li said...

Motherhood IS loud! My favorite time is around 5 PM when I'm making dinner and my 19 month old and 2 month old are both screaming and the food is sizzling and the music is blaring.

Jill said...

At least you made sure that nobody felt left out;0)
When my son was three, he was trying to get away from me at his sister's school party. I grabbed his arm and he twisted it as he was trying to squirm away. He immediately started screaming, and wouldn't let anyone touch his arm. I took him to the Dr., and his elbow was partially dislocated (nursemaids elbow). She just popped it back in, and he was fine. I, however, felt horrible.
If you think motherhood is loud now, just wait until they are older.

Teah said...

Hehehe...I love those days. ;-)

Michemily said...

This reminds me of the time my dad accidentally zipped my little sister's outie belly button in her pajamas. Ouch. Every time we put on her pajamas after that, she'd say, "But don't zip my tummy!"