I had my first (of what will be many) patenting fails last night. In my head, right before it happened I knew I should have moved him, but for whatever reason, laziness, over-confidence, any of a litany of excuses, I didn't and I paid the price. Granted no one was seriously hurt and I'm being much too dramatic about it, but at the time I was so sad that I had let my poor baby get hurt. So what is it that I did? I played peek-a-boo with Callan sitting on the hardwood floor and while my eyes were covered he fell straight back and bonked his head! The crying was heartbreaking and I silently cursed myself for letting it happen. Lest you think I'm a hovering, over protective mother, I'm not. Callan has fallen over plenty of times, but this was the first time where the blow wasn't being cushioned by a hand or some other soft object. Just his noggin and the hardwood. You know it's bad when the tears/crying are immediate and then at a certain point there's the closed eyes, tears, open mouth but no sound cry. That is the worst! Anyway, we are all fine and after a few moments we were back to laughing and playing (on the mat of course), but definitely my first parental fail.
And I realize (unfairly) that if this had happened on Huge's watch, I would have been pissed and not so forgiving. Ha, at least I can admit it ;) Lesson learned.