Friday, October 22, 2010

Major Mom Moment

"We are young, heartache to heartache we stand, no promises, no demands, love is a battlefield" ~ Pat Benatar

How do you know you're the world's best mom?

When you have been too lazy to fully childproof your bathroom and your toddler grabs an eye pencil sharpener from your drawer, proceeds to slice his finger on it, and then bleeds all over the house. All over several of his toys. All over the cream carpet. And you realize how long he was bleeding while you were on the computer, as throughout the day you discover more blood stains. Serious award-winning mom stuff right there.

I thought about taking pictures of the bloody toys, but I don't want to frighten people off. I must cling desperately to my 20 followers. Although it would be kind of apropos for this time of year. Toddler Frightfest 2010! Blood-smeared dumptrucks! Blood-stained stacking cups!

The best part about it all is that Q kept running over to where I was sitting, grabbing my hand, and bringing me over to show me the toys. All the while doing this strange laugh and saying, "No, no, no." He's a mischievous, little imp, that one. He also hates wearing a band-aid.


  1. Aww, pobrecito Q (and his traumatized mama)!! Maybe it's time for band-aids w/ cartoon characters? Good luck with the clean-up!!

  2. Oh my dear, I think you officially become a MOM when you can start telling horror stories! My two youngest girls are 11.5 months apart in age. My youngest daughters first week home her oldest sister (who was 3.5- yeah 3 in four years = CRAZY!)knocked over her bassinett with her in it. I responded like any mom. I went running, saw her on the floor & dropped what I was holding to get her. Except what I was holding was her one year old sister! Yup. I TOSSED my one year old to pick up my newborn off the floor- leaving my one year old then ON the floor because of me!

  3. Aww, poor little guy. Yup, they get in to things for sure. My little one tried to eat a stapler while I was taking a shower...he lost his freedom after that fiasco!

  4. The funny thing is that Q was fine. He was more upset by the band-aid than anything. So of course he kept finding ways to take it off.

    Aubrey, wow! What a story. And three in four years is pretty incredible. You are my new hero, despite the baby tossing.

  5. Poor baby! Poor mommy! Welcome to the club Mama, oh me, oh my the horrors I could share. Hugs to you!

  6. Being the lazy person that I am, I had a service fully childproof my house and yet my daughter found the one thing I didn't dispose of and naturally hurt herself on it. They will find it no matter what! Don't be so hard on yourself.

    Lucky for me my kid loves her bandaids! That was the only thing that eased my guilt...somewhat.

  7. PS - Pat Benetar rocks...I have her best of CD and I love it!

  8. hahah! Oh noooo! poor lil man! I love that he was laughing during it, what a tough guy!