A Teeny Tiny dose of Mother Guilt.09:17:00
Yes, I was feeling it yesterday afternoon.
A shopping bloody trolley of all things.
We had just had the loveliest afternoon over at Eliza Ellis' drinking coffee and she was helping me update my blog. How good does it look?? The kids played brilliantly together and we followed this with a stint to the local supermarket.
I had Ollie in the seat of the trolley belted in and Edie in the trolley. The usual. We only got a few things and had one single shopping bag.
Because of this, I parked the trolley on the kerb out the front of the supermarket as I always do and in my head I did a quick summation of the situation in my head. A snap shot of my conscience rationalising that I really should get the kids out first, but... It sounded a bit like this...
'Nah she'll be right. Its only 1 bag. Ill quickly put the bag in the car. Ill do the kids next. The trolley is a mere meter away. It'll be fine. Just one second.'
One second is all it took.
Edie moved and trolley rolled and the trolley went bang off the kerb onto its side.
Insert heart attack now.
Edie cried, Ollie cried, I nearly cried and Hugh didn't know what to do.
Edie was fine, just a little shaken but poor little Oliver had a little date with the bitumen and hit his head. He cried, and loudly I might add. Phew! However, I wasn't convinced he was that fine initially as the colour began to drain from his poor, shocked little face.
Thank goodness there was no evidence of bone damage on either child and I packed them into the car and headed to the hospital. I was not taking any chances on the little one.
He was checked over rather quickly by the triage nurse and I was assured that he was fine as he didn't pass out or anything and we had to stay for a couple of hours under observation. He had a little snooze and then was up and at em, eating and drinking like his usual self. Unbelievable and what a relief!
Cam came and picked the other two up not long after our arrival and then after about two and a half hours of observation we were good to come home.
He is currently tucked up in bed, sound asleep and I checked on him a few more times then usual last night.
My oh my. Im all good now, but earlier I just felt so bad. A silly error on my part. Just one silly second of time. Thankfully there were no serious injuries.
There is a pic of Ollie on my Facebook page if you want to see the battle scars. :(.
Geez these kids are tough little cookies.
Lesson learned. Dont EVER leave the kids in the trolley when you are back at the car and putting the groceries in. ALWAYS TAKE THE KIDS OUT FIRST.
Have you managed to accidentally cause an accident with your kids?
Its not nice is it?
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