Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Feeling Like a Bad Mom

Aiden gave me a heck of a scare this evening, not longer after I probably gave him a heck of a scare. We had some rough thunderstorms race through the area, and when the hail started falling and the wind kicked up, I got concerned enough to wake Aiden up (quite rudely) from his nap and make him sit in the basement with me. Not long afterward, the weather calmed down a bit, and I brought Aiden upstairs. We sat on the couch, me mistakenly feeling like he was probably still a bit sleepy from his nap. So much for that. Before I knew what was happening, he crawled face-first off the couch and landed on the floor. You can see the damage in the photo--the bump on the forehead and the cut underneath his nose. I suppose it could have been much worse, but I feel like I got my Bad Mommy Wake-Up Call tonight. I'm just going to have to do a better job. Aiden knows this, too, as during the two times I've turned my back on him this evening, he has once ended up pulling a cord from an electrical outlet, and then crawled under the bed in the guest bedroom.
Like I said, I'm just going to have to do a better job.


  1. Kim,

    Do not beat yourself up! My best friend turned to grab a diaper for her 11 month old (for just a second!) and he rolled off the changing table. He wasn't hurt and he didn't cry... but she was a wreck for a few days. It happens. It doesn't make you a bad mom. Recognizing your "mistake" is what makes you a good mom! :)

    By the way, I am totally digging your new do! :)

  2. Becky (Smith) VodikaFebruary 12, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Don't worry about it Kim! It will not be the last time and I have been reading your blog long enough to know that you are doing a great job! The first time Leah bled, I thought I was to have a panic attack! I am used to it with Derek because even it I followed him around everywhere he would still find ways to get hurt!!! Just wait until he starts climbing things!! Derek climbs everything! No stitches or broken bones so far!!!! Keep up the good work... I love reading about your adventures!

  3. Thanks, ladies! I appreciate the encouragement! I think I just let it get to me the other evening :)

  4. Oh, don't be so hard on yourself. You can't watch him every second of every day.

    Plus, I hear boys are just injury-prone!!

    You are doing a great job.