Just a quick middle of the night worry thing today. (Diet and fitness regime going well as per. Well if you count chocolate fudge as well. I still lost a tiny bit!)
Tonight after nursery we were walking home and some of the little girls from B’s class were going in the same direction. So we got talking a bit and the other two girls started playing and B just watched, and then he (being B who doesn’t like to jump straight in) eventually decided he wanted to play as well.
It was so sweet to watch them playing and so I let him play much longer than normal. Also, T was out tonight so I also had Dog. Then one of the little girls ended up getting tired so went home with her mum, and B and this other little girl were playing around, and it was super cute so we just let them play.
B is quite fixed in his friends at nursery and this wasn’t one of his main friends so I thought it was interesting to see him play spontaneously with another kid. They were having the best time.
We were walking around by a low wall with railings and so they wanted to climb and go along the wall holding onto the railings. I guess they were at the highest bit maybe 40-50cm off the ground?
They did this a few times and I even joked with the other mum how T would never let B do this because he’s so risk averse.
Of course what then happens but B falls off. Fell on his bum and then cracked his head on the ground.
What a sickening sound.
Then he started crying his eyes out screaming. I drop Dog’s lead and other mum picks it up and I comfort B who’s bawling his eyes out.
I was like, should I take him to hospital? The other mum said she thought he would be fine (obviously she has no medical training) and to keep an eye on him. I took him and Dog home and even by the time we got to our street he’d stopped crying. And at home he wanted to eat Milky Way Magic Stars (chocolate) and watch tv and so we did that and then he had pasta for dinner. Then we did painting and some tv and we had milk and bed and everything was just normal. We even talked to Papa on FaceTime. Bed and read We’re Going On A Bear Hunt and he fell asleep.
Of course I googled symptoms of worrying signs after bumping your head. It said you worry if they are sick or don’t want food or have trouble staying awake or are in pain etc and he was none of those things.
So why am I lying next to him at 2am worrying about his head bump he didn’t even mention again?
T got in and I told him about it and he was predictably cross with me for allowing him to walk on a wall (because T wouldn’t allow him to do anything that might result in injury). Made me put the breathing monitor on him. (We co-sleep so I can hear that his breathing is fine.) I even did a light test on his pupils after he fell asleep and they dilated fine!
I guess it’s the stories like about Natasha Richardson or Michael Schumacher that worry me.
But T reminded me that he actually banged his head by the indoor pool on holiday (it was marble floor) and that was probably harder, and he was fine after that.
I guess being a parent is just constant worrying that something bad has happened or will happen to your kid.
I’ll probably stay up another hour or so and reread the worrying symptoms but so far he hasn’t had any.
Why can’t we put them in bubble wrap?