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Yes, I'm That Kind Of Mom

Yes.

Yes I am the kind of mom that forces her child to go to school after hitting her head on a pole.

I couldn't believe it. If only I had parked the car a few feet ahead this wouldn't have happened. But I didn't and it did.

While my Lily was turning to blow sweet kisses my way she turns and runs smack into a pole. Shit. (There I said it.)

After sitting in the car awhile we walked to the office and got her an ice pack. She didn't have a bump but she said it hurt. We stayed in a quiet corner for some time and read one of her library books. I said 'Let's gather ourselves and get to class'. That wasn't Lil's plan. She wanted to go home. And that wasn't my plan.

As we were walking in the hallway I felt parents giving me appalling looks. Maybe they were, maybe they weren't. I knew that she was OK. But my mind always goes to the darkest places when it comes to injuries and if we just pressed forward I knew she would be OK. (I've said that 2 times now, have I convinced myself?)

Well, there she is at school, probably doing just fine while I'm here fretting and stewing about the decision I've made. I think I'll call the school, just to check.

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I did call the school around 11:00 and they checked on her, Lily said she was fine. She was in great spirits the rest of the day.

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5 comments:

  1. I am so like you; when my kids get into any kind of "accident", I always worry. So yes, I'm sure your child is fine but call the school to doublecheck :)

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  2. Mother's intuition is PRICELESS. If your gut told you she was fine, she WAS fine.
    This might sound like corny info, but this sort of reminds me: Humans are the only species who ever second-guess themselves... and usually make mistakes when they do. Always trust your first instinct.
    PS- So what did the school say?

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  3. You are so funny. Poor little thing. I am curious, keep us posted and let us know if she is ok. I think you are probably a great judge and knew she would be fine. Take care and don't beat yourself up!

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  4. How did she do? I've done similar fretting only to have my child skip in the door after school like nothing ever happened. I do hope she is ok.

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  5. I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN THE FRETTING. God. I turn into a hyperventilating blue-faced mom with fangs and horns and acting like there is an Armageddon or something whenever there is the slightest injury or complaint of ill-health.

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