Thursday, November 08, 2007

Goose egg

Little Elvis got his first real goose egg bump yesterday, and I'm feeling terribly guilty.

He likes to cruise around on our furniture in the living room, and most of the furniture is very baby friendly. We have two storage ottomans that we bought to hold his toys and a padded regular ottoman, along with an overstuffed love seat and a padded chair.

But there's one chair in our room that is not padded on the front -- our glider. We don't have one of those nice cushy gliders. We got one off craigslist that looks like a wooden rocker. It has a seat cushion, but the front of it is wooden.

This chair is a favorite for the cats, so it's very attractive to Little Elvis.

Yesterday he was trying to lure Slappy over to him by standing up in front of the glider, cooing and slapping his hand on the cushion. (For some reason, she does not fall for this incredibly cute demand.) In his excitement, he lost grip on the chair and fell forward, hitting his little forehead on the chair.

Usually, Little Elvis doesn't cry when he takes a tumble. And if he does cry, it's more out of frustration than pain -- I've decided that his feelings are much more fragile than his sensory feelings.

But this time he wailed, and when I picked him up I saw a little purple bruise. He calmed down fairly quickly, but I spent the rest of the day feeling guilty.

3 Comments:

Blogger Chrissy said...

Let go of your guilt! It is the first and most likely smallest goose egg he will get. They get easier as time passes and more happen, of this you can be sure.

1:16 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

awwwww, don't feel guilty.
this is how kids learn. feel guilty if you pushed him.

glad he recovered quickly. shows he's resilient!
he'll need that for (sorry) next time.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Tuesday Girl said...

It happens to the best of us!

5:51 PM  

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