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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Trying to Survive the Boo Boo Stages

Now I’m no stranger to my son getting boo boos. Seems like there's always some new scratch, red patch (he’s light skinned after all) or tumble happening to him no matter how I try and keep him in a safe zone. With him walking...well trying to run now...the chances for some serious boo boos have increased 100%

For example...tonight he's doing the usual walking back and forth from room to room when...bang! and the wailing starts. Mind you I'm two feet away from him and saw when his feet tripped him and he feel on his face hard.

Any parent can tell you time seems to freeze as you watch you child get hurt. Then follows that gut sickening feeling as you try to figure out how to comfort your child, figure out where's the pain and how to make it go away.

When you add the sight of blood...ugh...it's one of the worst moments. Seems my son fell on his mouth and his teeth cut into his lip. As I rushed him over to the sink to wash off the blood and cool his lip I wonder how I will survive these boo boo stages. While I understand that all children get serious boo boo while growing I don't understand how parents cope with it. Maybe it's one of those things that grow on you. The more experience you gain with dealing with boo boo the better you are with seeing them happen...or something.

I try to comfort myself as I see my sons lip begin to swell. Ugh, How will I explain this to people already looking at me weird over my son's skintone?! I soon let go of this thought as my son demands to be nursed...his comfort tactic. Oddly enough it comforts me also...till the next boo boo

2 comments:

Momma Michie says:
at: August 20, 2009 at 8:07 AM said...

Boo Boos will come and go, momma. My youngest just had nine stitches removed above her eye, gave me a straight up heart attack when she fell. Comforting them while we fix the boo boo up is what we do, then calmly walk away as the expression on your face is saying "Lord, that was close".

As far as anyone giving you "looks" because your baby just so happens to be light skin and you are not...screw em! You and your family are beautiful and love one another that's all that matters.

Have a blessed day.

Yakini says:
at: August 20, 2009 at 3:13 PM said...

Oh dear, Chase hasn't gotten to that stage! LOL!!! I'm sure i'll freak out when he gets his first more "serious" boo boo but, like yourself, I guess I'll get used to it in time and realize its just gonna happen as they run and play. Kids are super resilient, so i guess as mommies we've got to be as well! :-)