People are going to start thinking that we beat our children….. I am not sure where our kids get it from, but they are very prone to hurting themselves. Some time ago my son Matthew jumped off a table and thought he could clear the living room to a near by lazy boy…. But he was wrong. He hit his head right above his left eye… he has a little scar as a reminder that he can’t fly.
Tonight our little girl Megan (1.6 years old) was getting her bath time with her brother (3.1 years old). It seemed like nice bath time fun with very little turmoil. So I turned around to get their toothbrushes when I hear a scream that sounded like a banshee!!
First thought that comes to mind was that an old fashion jail house fight had broken out, and that everyone was reaching for their shiv!! I had to remind myself that freaking out only spokes the kids more than they need to be. So I pick up my little girl out of the tub and wrap her in a towel. She cried for a little bit and then wanted to go back to playing.
It was not until I was putting on their pajamas that I noticed the shiner near her eye!! She must have hit hard…. My wife put some ice on it… but there is bound to be some more swelling.
It is now only a matter of time before we are investigated…. But I am confident that if our kids spend time with anyone, they will quickly realize that we are not the cause of their wounds.
Night kids…. (sleepy time is a moment of rest for the parents!! THANK YOU GOD!!!)