Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mama Drama

My mom watches Nate while I am at work. I work close enough to her house that I go and have lunch with Nate just about every day. Today while I was there Nate tripped over a blow-up Krusty the Klown punching bag (don't ask) and fell face first onto another toy made of hard plastic. He hit right at his orbital bone, it must have hurt like hell. He screamed. I happened to be right there when it happened so I scooped him up, coo-ed and cuddled. Nate wailed harder and try to throw himself out of my arms and into grandma's....

It was devestating. I actually felt my heart break wide open. I cried real tears.

We got some ice of his face, gave him his sippy and a bink and he was fine. He's going to have a shiner, but he will be fine.

Knowing the fragile state of the mama ego, my mom whispered to Nate to "go give mommy a hug and a kiss" and to his credit my little man did just that. Complete with the universal sign for pick me up (both arms straigt up) and he cuddled me and kissed me and mended my broken heart.

It was a lot for a lunch hour.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

Poor Nate! And poor mama. I completely understand and would have cried right on the spot also. Hugs!!

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

If it makes you feel any better, my Elise (age 2) tries to push me back out the door during the rare times that Grandma's babysitting and I come home from running errands!

And it hurts my feelings too!

I'm glad Nate can connect with someone you both love. My mom and I have a bickering relationship, but seeing her love for my kids--and theirs for her--has really softened any hard feelings I had developed.

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

Bless his heart! Many bumps and bruises along the way are just a part of life, not one that makes mommas very happy, though...