Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Things That Go Bump

There hasn't been much cooking here in the past few days. I have taken on more tutoring and pack them all into the first part of the week. I aim for easy-to-put-together dinners that are prepped and ready to go on these nights so that hubby just has to dish them up. He's a great cook but I feel somewhat guilty leaving him to make dinner, take care of the kids all afternoon and then get them bathed and ready for bed too. Which is kind of dumb, since they are his kids too, I'm out earning money for stuff we want (like our next holiday) and I do the dinner/kids/bath/bed routine on a fairly regular basis! Aaahh, Mummy guilt. It's a powerful thing.
More Mummy guilt today. I was particularly proud of Offspring #2's smooth transition from her cot to her new 'big girl bed'. The bed was delivered last week and she loves it. She has been quite happily having her day-time naps in her new bed while still sleeping in the cot at night. I had also been a little boastful (yeah, I admit it) that she was getting a pretty haircut on Thursday and had no visible injuries to mar her upcoming birthday photos. Why, oh why, do I never learn?? Of course she fell out of bed today, while fast asleep (though not for long!), cutting both her eyelid and just near the corner of her eye on the drawers next to her bed. Amid much blood and screaming I raced her off to Emergency - yes, we are taking up permanent residence there - where she promptly stopped bleeding and screaming and we came home again. She has a beautifully colourful and somewhat swollen left eye and I can only imagine how much more colourful it will become. Luckily there is no real damage and she is still quite happy to climb all over her bed. I'll get hubby to bring home his work camera so I can capture her 'shiner' in all it's glory!

5 comments:

Claire said...

I'm glad that she's okay and didn't need stitches. Good thing she was asleep and, probably, doesn't associate the hurt with the bed! :-)

Melody said...

Phew! Lucky she was okay in the end hey? We bought for Monet one of those bed gueards - works a treat. She'd be falling out of her bed each night if we didn't have it. Just makes me wonder though if she'll still need it when she's 21??

Red Dirt Mummy said...

#2's eye didn't end up looking as bad as we had expected. It's yellow-ish and a bit puffy but not too bad at all.

You're right, Clare. She still loves her bed.

LOL Melody. A friend has lent us a bed guard, although the wee Miss isn't too enamoured with it!

anne at #3 said...

Poor little Liby Lou (who's almost 2!) Hope she's feeling all better soon! We sent her something YUMMY yesterday that should help ease her pain!! Sorry about the artificial colours, but hey, it is her b-day!!

Red Dirt Mummy said...

Gee, Anne. You're a poet and we didn't know it! LOL