On a blazing hot summer afternoon my youngest daughter was out enjoying the sunshine in the backyard. She was happily singing to herself while jumping up and down on the trampoline. Up and down, up and down, up and down. She continued to jump herself the entire length of the rectangular tramp. Nearing the end she jumped up but the angle that she landed on suddenly propelled her forward out of control. With arms flailing and eyes wide she gained enough control to push her hands out in front of her to try and stop her fall. Her two small hands slipped right past the springs. Thwack! The horrible sound resounded through the air as her face broke her fall, on the bar. Then like a banshee straight from Hades the wailing began. Shock set in and a possible concussion. We sat for an hour trying to console her until she finally fell into a fitful sleep. :(
The result wasn't pretty. I think she had double vision for a few days because she kept running into walls, tables, and furniture.
Now I swore that I would never put a full facial shot of any of my children on a public blog that can be accessed by anyone. But look at the poor child, I can hardly tell who she is! And I'm her mother.
I really thought someone was going to turn me in for child abuse, you should have seen how complete strangers were staring at her whenever I braved taking her into public. Depending on how well she was groomed and dressed the comments ranged from "Oh you poor little girl, what did you do?" (well groomed and dressed) to whispered comments behind my back of "What happened to that little girl?" (in her pj's with her hair a mess). Now I admit that I am certainly not mother of the year. But I swear I didn't beat my child. Most people that beat their children don't typically rush them to the doctor to have their injuries checked out, right?
If you have any stories of disfiguring your own children, grandchildren, niece or nephew please share!
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