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Public injury #1

Nothing can make me feel like a worse parent than when my child is injured under my watch. Whenever this occurs in public, it only adds the proverbial insult. Today I decided to venture out with Addie to story time at our local library. We arrived early so I could sign up for a library card (being a book store addict, I haven't had one since college) and check the place out.

The reading area was in the back corner and had a few steps down for the kids to sit on. We don't have stairs in our home so whenever Addie gets the chance to go up and down, up and down, she loves it. She was just starting to get the hang of it and let go of my finger when she tripped and fell flat on her face. Screams. I immediately snuggled her in comfort and when she pulled her head away from my shoulder, I saw the tiniest spot of red on my white sweater. Her top lip was swelling up and just underneath it, there was a bit of bleeding. We've had a few bumps and bruises occur out and about, but none of them had ever drawn blood. Awesome. "Hello everyone, thank you for welcoming us to story time. I'm Sara, Addie's mom. Feel free to point and laugh at the worst Mommy ever!"

Thankfully, after a few moments, Addie calmed down and appeared to be fine so we stuck around for the main event. We learned some new songs, played with fun toys and listened to a few stories. Even though my heart sank whenever she turned to me in excitement with her swollen smile, I think we both had a good time. Then of course, we hurried home for a lunch of turkey and frozen Go-GURT. Whoever told me to keep a few of those nasty little things in the freezer-- Thank you!!! That yogurt push up pop was just the ticket and it really helped the swelling go down. Now if I can just find the right thing to help my bruised Mommy ego, we'll all be in good shape.

2 comments:

The Alrikabi's said...

Sadie and I went to the local story time for the first time today!!!! Too bad we couldn't do it together...

sara said...

Awww... That makes me sad. Maybe the next time you are in town we can take the girls together.