But accidents happen.
Rory has had approximately 472 falls off his scooter. And today on the 473rd fall he got hurt. Really hurt.
Which is devastating as a Mum. To know that no matter how hard you try you just can't keep them safe all the time. He was wearing his helmet. He was stopping at the corners. He was looking for cars reversing out of driveways. He wasn't racing. But he hit a dodgy paver and went flying and somehow the scooter ended up whacking him in the forehead.
Blood! A fountain of blood! And tears!
He is fine. As fine as you can be after 4 stitches and concussion. He was so brave. And I held my shit together quite well at the hospital but now I'm losing it. I can handle the coughs and the colds and the bee stings and the gastro. But I'm not cut out for this ER business.
They are so vulnerable. And the what ifs are torture. What if he'd whacked his teeth. What if he'd flown off his scooter and onto the road. What if he wasn't wearing his helmet.
And this is minor. We can fix this with some cuddles and a a box of smarties.
The photos are from a happier day when we visited the park and I noticed my kids were all wearing clothes made by me. And I had my camera. Abby is in one of these peasant tops made with fabric from Spotlight. Rory is in some shorts (reversible!) from this book made with Anna Maria Horner fabric. And Erin is in bloomers made with fabric from Spotlight.
No one got hurt that day.
Have you had any visits to the ER lately?
How can we keep our kids safe (besides buying cotton wool in bulk)?
And do you agree that the ER doctor could do with some sewing lessons?!!
More creative spaces over here.