Friday, August 28, 2009

Mother of the Year!!

I shouldn't even admit to this, but what a week I have had.

1. Yesterday I dropped Karl in the bathtub. He sits in his little bathseat to play, but to clean his underside, I pick him up, hold him across his chest in my left arm as I use my right hand to clean. Well, he got a hold of a barbie that was on the bottom shelf of a 4 shelved shower caddy I have in there. He was pulling her so hard, but her arm was stuck and he was about to bring the entire thing down, 100 bottles and whatnot, on top of us. I figure letting him go with my right hand would be better than the entire thing falling on us. So I let go, grab for the barbie and ~slip~. He slips out of my hands, conks his head on the side of the tub and goes underwater. It wasn't as bad as it sounds, his knees were on the bottom when I was holding him, so it's more like he just slipped to the side, but yeah, that's what happened. He only cried for 20 seconds thank goodness.

2. Today, he takes a dive off my bed. UGH. I swear, I have no idea how this fucking happens. EACH of my children have fallen off my bed. He was sitting there, just fine, I'm cleaning up Allie's foot which had a cut on it, and he just LAUNCHES himself forward, center of balance transfers to top of his body and he falls to the ground on his face. This time he falls pretty hard and he cried for a good 5 minutes. I felt terrible. We have new carpet and I got the added bonus thick carpet pad, so that was our saving grace. He's okay but I'm a little shaken. I've had to do with dropping my baby twice in two days. I rule.

3. Tonight, Ella was climbing up her ladder into the top bunk, slips a bit, catches herself and says "Jesus Christ!" out of exasperation. My husband says "ELLA! Where did you hear that??" to her little innocent voice "You, daddy". OMG. I had to walk out to not burst out laughing. It's not funny really, but I was more shocked. I curse like a sailor, but that one was all daddy. I had to throw in something that wasn't all my fault after the first two!

20 comments:

Jenera said...

Eh, my kid has earned more bruises this week than in his last 9 months. He's hit his on the end table, tipped over a million times while sitting up, ate something I still don't know what it was off the floor, and has some cuts and bruises to rival his brothers.

And the older one? Busted out with 'dammit', 'shit', 'fuck', and what the hell in record speed yesterday while we watched a movie. Yup, finally got in fuck.

Kristin said...

LOL...I have so many stories about days like that.

edenland said...

I fell, with Rocco in my arms .. when he was tiny. TINY. He kind of grazed the floor, and cried - but he was already crying because that's all he ever did, it was the middle of the night. Fuck I felt like a piece of shit. Dave came down and asked what the hell happened, I denied it because I was worried he'd think I'd done it on purpose, as I was having such a hard time.

Wow. I think I still feel bad about it.

Also, when Max was 2, we were in the library and suddenly he starts yelling "Fucking. FUCKING." So so loudly, everybody started but I just pretended nothing was wrong. HA!

sacredandscarred said...

TTG gets a lot of bruises. He fell off a chair the other day.

He's a climber.

Krista said...

I almost peed myself over that last point.

mommybird said...

I hate days like that, but every mother has them. I had to laugh about Ella though, that's so funny!

The Captain's Wife said...

none of us want our babies/kids to fall/get hurt...but they do. a couple of weeks ago as Kira was learning to sit up she fell backwards like 3-4 times over a 3 day period. none of which "hurt" her...but they all scared the poop out of her. resulting in hysterics for a minute or so....
it makes you feel so awful.

don't worry we won't tell Karl about all the times you dropped him on his head!!

jenn said...

I know I fell/was dropped (?) off my parents bed around Karl's age- I definitely don't remember it! Caiden is also trying to sit up & then launching herself backwards to a resounding bonk. I try to keep her on the nice cushy blankets on the floor, but she likes to roll to the edge on the hardwood!
I am sorry that he got 2 in a week though, it's never fun to think you've hurt your baby- even when they are perfectly fine!
Oh- I also caught her little ring finger in the clasp of her carseat & now she has a blood blister on the tip. Can I be runner-up?

The last one is really priceless though!

Hollie said...

It's really scary when babies fall. I have had those things happen, but I don't like to admit it. I think it's just part of growing up, but it's hard as a mom when things like that happen! Glad he's ok. Thank God for making our skulls nice n thick!!

Funny that she said you daddy...

Sarah R said...

Andrew rolled off the bed when I was at work. Daddy calls me and I hear my baby screaming, so I left work a little early. We have WOOD floors, so yeah. But he was okay! Scared, but okay.

That is so funny that Ella said "Jesus Christ"!!! Hahahaha, not the typical thing you hear a 5-year-old say!

areyoukiddingme said...

My girl bonked her head on the tub the other day. I've been warning her for weeks that it's a bad idea to sit upright inside the tub and try to put your feet on the tub ledge, and she finally found out why.

She was also wandering around calling her bears idiots the other day - that one she got from me.

Morgan said...

Don't beat yourself up too much about it Nancy, geez you've already beat your kids up enough! Totally kidding and you know it! Hey shit happens! You know in your heart, and we all know- you are a ~GREAT~ momma! :)

Morgan said...

I wouldn't even post about what I did (2 incidents) where I could have gotten the "mother of the year" award. Too embarassing, and way worse than yours! :/

Beautiful Mess said...

Man! Those days SUCK! I got ya beat though. Zilla had cut his foot on our bed frame last year. I was in the tub when I heard him cry, but it wasn't a "I'm hurt cry", so i let hubby deal with it. Then I head hubby say "Hon I NEED you". I got out of the tub and ran into the kitchen and his foot was bleeding so bad! Hubby was cleaning it off and I was holding onto Zilla and then I PASSED THE FUCK OUT! Holding onto Zilla and almost taking him to the floor with me. Poor hubby had to let me fall in order to keep a hold of Zilla. Zilla SCREAMED and told me later "I thought you were dying". OUCH!

I hope your day is better today!
*HUGS*

the mol said...

David slipped coming up the stairs. No idea how, but he got two gashes on the inside of his mouth and bruised on the outside, and since he had low platelets, the bleeding went on for a LONG time.

He launched himself out of the hospital bed one time too. Landed right on his head. Also had low platelets then.

Elana Kahn said...

That 3rd one sent my into hysterical laughter. hehehehe

Mareike said...

I don't think we can tell kids not to use words we use ourselves. We CAN teach them where it is okay. Kids are pretty smart and they usually figure it out on their own anyway but we can help them by telling them that other people might take offense by words we use and get angry.

Lisa said...

I laughed out loud when I read the blurb about Ella saying "Jesus Christ". I don't know how you were able to keep a straight face!

I am sure Karl is just fine. He is a little boy so you'd better be prepared for lots of bumps and bruises. It definitely will not be the last time he hurts himself...

JamieD said...

It sounds like a rough week for everyone!

And Ella . . . too funny . . .

Birdee said...

LMAO - Sorry, but I got a good laugh, (Not at you but with you)
I love having "Mother of the Year" conversations, I wanted to talk about our bloopers at my shower but it ended up not being in the agenda, but it's a great way to help new mom's relax WHEN we do things that are not so perfect.