Monday, April 03, 2006

Ahhhh... Boom!

Speaking of guilt, yesterday morning Ellie and I were eating oatmeal for breakfast. Good wholesome stuff. Hers with brown sugar, mine with cinnamon. Ellie really enjoys her booster seat. She plays with the straps, trying to buckle herself in, leaving them and the seat covered in crums or spaghetti sauce slime. She's started helping with cleanup by wiping off the high chair after she's done eating. She also loves to either put her feet up on the table, or push off the table legs and try to tip the chair over backwards. She's done this for months. It obviously makes sense to be extra careful and keep a foot on the chair so she can't tip it over. We've said this for months. Yesterday, Ellie pushed herself over backwards... and smashed the back of her head against the wooden cabinet the fish tank is on. (At least it's made of soft pine... I have to joke. It's how I cope with guilt.)

So, tumbling backward she went. Smack!! Pause. Waaahhhhh!! Then the HUGE knot starts forming on her head. I grabbed a back of frozen beans from the freezer and put it on her head, but by that time, she'd already stopped crying. The size of the lump on her head almost made me vomit with guilt. I don't know if people can understand that feeling without having every let their child get hurt before...

Kept ice on. Checked her pupils. All seems well. I'll still nervous about the next 24 hours... but incase all those episodes of House are true.


Psycho Kitty said...

Erm...if it makes you feel any better, when my Girl was just a few weeks old, I had her in the front back, and I was cooking and trying to be ubermom, and I squatted down and then stood up: too close the counter overhang.
Which is a long self-involved way of saying, I understand. And she'll be okay. And you aren't a bad dad.

Jessica said...

At the rate you and Sarahlynn are going, we are going to have to bring more frozen veggies the next time we visit.

I'm totally teasing! It's all part of growing up and being a parent.

Amanda said...

I had to stop watching ER because it made me so upset when they showed things with kids. Bumps happen, you just wish they wouldn't happen to your kid :)