Thursday, August 9, 2007

Terrible mommy moment

So, have you ever had one of those moments when your child is utterly terrified (or maybe even hurt), and as much as you want to comfort them and be sympathetic, it's all you can do to control your desire to laugh?  I had one of those this morning.  It was almost cartoon-like.  I was putting Jake in the car seat, and Nicole usually gets herself into the car and in the booster and can even get her seatbelt on most of the time.  But this morning, I guess something else caught her attention.

As I was getting Jacob buckled in, I heard Nicole scream.  I turned around, and saw her dangling from the bottom of the garage door!  Before I could even get to her, she lost her grip and fell.  The door was all the way up by the time she started yelping, so she probably fell a good 6 or 7 feet.  The poor little thing had scrapes on the inside of her hand, and was just trembling violently.  She was crying and was completely terrified.  She landed on her feet, and wasn't really hurt by the fall, but just hanging there appeared to have scared her almost worse than she's ever been scared before.

But seriously - think about it.  The vision of a four year old being pulled up with the garage door, and just hanging there.  I didn't see her on the way up, but I'm telling you - the brief second that she was hanging there was just hysterical.  I know I'm a terrible mom for thinking this was funny, but on the other hand, I can basically guarantee she won't ever do that again.


~Cathy~ said...

Poor kid! But, yeah, I can see where it might give you a chuckle. LOL Glad she ended up ok.

Tiffany said...

Did she grab on for fun or did she get stuck somehow? Im guessing she grabbed on by how you worded it. After seeing she wasnt hurt I would have probally chuckled a bit

Laura McIntyre said...

Poor Kid, i think we all do this - Eils was pushing about toys the other day and Becs got caught in one so she was getting pushed about to. She was crying but all i could do is laugh