My lils are not the most gracefully that you will meet. They come by it honestly, with a mama that is probably one of the most uncoordinated people around. That, coupled with their slightly larger than average cranium size, means that we get more than our fair share of head injuries, some of them even requiring trips to the hospital. Thankfully this is only one each, so far.
In the six months that followed each of them getting mobile, I don’t think that there exists a picture where they don’t have a bruise or six on their foreheads. Each step forward led to a fall forward, head first. We got pretty nonchalant about the woundings, probably because we have the head injury checklist from the hospital memorized.
The last month has been particularly hard on Goose, and it is really starting to get to me. She has discovered that it is way more fun if she throws caution to the wind, and throws herself at any obstacle that she faces. Surprisingly, the toughest obstacle has been our kitchen table, where she has thrown herself headfirst off of the chairs four times in the last three months. I know that some amount of falling on their heads is normal for the little peeps, but this is becoming a habit. Two of these falls have been from pushing her booster seat backwards, leading to her hitting the cupboards HARD as she hits the floor. The latest had me waking her every couple of hours, asking her all sorts of crazy questions, to which she started supplying crazy answers (did you know her brother’s name is Bert? I guess that makes her Ernie!).
I am so worried that every thing she does will lead to another fall, and have basically got her wrapped in bubble wrap. I really need just a couple of days without any major or minor traumas. Is that too much to ask? This mama is going gray FAST.