It is heart breaking when you baby skins her knees, elbows, hands, toes, cheeks, all in the same day. What's even worse, is that this is not the last time she will feel pain. In fact, there will probably be times when she prefers this pain much more, than other pains. The fact is, that as parents, we have to be strong, and we have to let our kids fall, so they can learn. The hopes are that it will hurt so bad, they will do anything not to have to feel it again. Or maybe that is more my hope. Because as much as it hurts her, it hurts me worse. Through the cries I heard her say, "Fix it mommy!" "Make it better" My tender kisses to the knees were not enough. So, buck it up, learn from the pain, and be better prepared next time.
We did lots of yard work this weekend, which led to lots of scrapes and bruises. Our yard if filled with these AWFUL, UGLY, and MEAN buggers!
They come from Gum Trees, and they are called Gum Balls. They are covered in thorns. The are hard, and unforgiving. There are about 4 of these Gum Trees in our yard. They are 40-50 feet tall trees. These nasty gum balls didn't even seem to mind the lawn mower. They just carried on there merry way, attacking my baby! What a nightmare!! I will give props to who ever invented Sesame Street band aids though. They saved the day!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Posted by Kirstynn Evans at 2:19 PM