Friday, October 30, 2009

Well there goes my award

So just when I think I'm a shoo-in for Mom of the year (she said, sarcastically), I go and mess up. It's so hard being perfect you know?

I'm going to tell you about the awful thing that happened today, and then you will probably say to yourself, "girl, what is all that fussing about? You should hear what happened to MY kid when my attention was diverted for a few seconds!" I'm sure you all have your stories (and if you do, I would love to hear them!). Even if you don't, pretend that you do so I don't feel like such a tool.

Today I took Elise to the playground. She LOVES to be outside in the fresh air (or as fresh as Dallas air can get), running around with reckless abandon. Every time we drive by this particular playground she always says that she wants to go to the playground. I, in turn, tell her I want to go to Hawaii, but sometimes we just don't get to do what we want.

See why I'm up for Mom of the Year in the first place?

But this afternoon we had some free time, so off to the playground we went. Elise was playing pretty hard, and I didn't give her an afternoon snack because she woke up from her nap at 180, so I checked her BG and she was 190. Okay, continue with playing.

At one point she climbed up to the highest part of the playground (something she has done a million times by herself), to go down the slide. I turned my head for TWO SECONDS (I swear), and I hear a THUD, followed by a scream.

I look down and Elise was lying on the ground at my feet. She had fallen about 10 feet through an opening that kids can shimmy down a pole from. The worst part is, I was standing RIGHT THERE (which I always do when she goes up there, for this very reason) when it happened. I don't know if I could have prevented it, or caught her. But it made me feel so horrible, I almost start crying when I think about it.

The good news is, she was okay... she just cut the inside of her mouth. The funny thing is, the thing that flashed through my mind after the requisite, "ohmygosh, is she okay?" type stuff was, "what will this do to her blood sugar?" I know, I think weird things.

About 15 minutes post-fall, she was at 142. So apparently each foot you fall will drop your BG by about 5.

Don't try this at home.

and because I can, here is an uber-cute picture of Elise in her costume at our town's Hallowe'en on Main Street. That hood stayed on for about 1 minute.


  1. Oh, don't feel bad! We've all been there. I once told a kid at school to get up, quit playing, and go inside because his class had already gone in from recess. He said his leg hurt. I told him I wasn't going to carry him ( I was pregnant at the time and he was a big boy) and he needed to get up. He said he couldn't , his leg hurt and he kept playing there in the mulch. So I'm getting ticked that he isn't listening so I make him get up. He does. Says his leg hurts. I look at it. Looks ok to me. No blood. Tell him he can go to the nurse but he has got to go inside. He tries to walk. I realize that he can't. He's really in pain now. Not making it up. Uh-oh. I go get help. Yup, broken leg. Complete break. Poor kid was in a wheelchair while it healed. I don't know why he didn't just say that in the first place but still... No teacher of the year award for me!!
    I'm loving that adorable little elephant!!! So cute!!

  2. we all have had our kids do something terribe right there in front of us and it is and was not our fault .Kids are going to get hurt and they are going to feel bad there is nothing we can do to prevent that . You are a great mom and dont ever think otherwise . Hugs to you. Yeah that costume is ubber cute . hugs to elise too .

  3. If theres nothin broken the award committee never has to know:)

    When Justin was 3, I could hear something going on in the kitchen. I was around the corner in another room, but literally 10 feet away. Rather than getting up and looking; I sat there and tried to figure out what he was doing (this is caused by 2nd child syndrome and the fact he is ALWAYS into stuff). Needless to say I hear a LOUD snap and THE SCREAM!!!
    He had drug a folding chair over to the fridge and climed on top of it to get the candy basket.
    While he was climbing the folding chair snapped shut and broke 3 of his fingers.

    Yep, I lost my award that year.

  4. First off...welcome to the "Moms of the year club! I'd like to introduce myself, I am Meri and I am the president." (Also said sarcastically.) J fell on his scooter last year. No redness, no swelling, he could move his fingers, (somewhere in my past I heard if they could move their fingers all was ok.) I put him to bed, he cried all night from the pain...I SENT HIM TO SCHOOL the next day and told him I'd pick him up if they had an open appt. I took him to the doc at 11am and YUP 2 fully broken bones. The xray was SO bad I almost threw up looking at it.

    I am SO GLAD Elise is ok. I can just imagine the panic you felt. It just goes to show, diabetics are stronger (mentally AND physically) than other kids. :)


    Um...we just got home from our Walk...where we lost Maya!!!!! Yup...too busy gathering the team for a everyone in place and then realized she was missing!!!! She had wandered over to the bounce houses and was taking off her shoes when Jason found her.

    Worst part? THE SAME THING HAPPENED LAST YEAR!!!!!!!!!

  6. We've all been there. I'm so glad she's ok!!

    Nate pulled s huge lamp down on his head with he was 7-months old - he was using the cord to pull up on. I turned around to put the socks away and thud! Scream! Cry! I scooped him up and was rocking and shhhhushing him when my husband walked in and said "We need to get him to the ER right now". I had never looked down to see then huge gauge in his head or all of the blood that was now covering him and me. Nice!

    He was fine - didn't even need stitches. Lesson learned - head injuries bleed A LOT!

    Hugs to you and Elise.

    See yo soon!


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