Guilty

Have you ever done something and felt incredibly guilty even though you know you didn't do it intentionally?

Last week I fell down the stairs while holding my two year old. I tried my best to hold him up in the air while falling, but he still managed to scrape his eyelid on something. I felt horrible. Here he was about two hours after the fall(don't pay attention to the food around his mouth).


We're both OK-I'm STILL sore and have a bunch of bruises, but it's not as bad as the guilt I had for falling down the stairs with my little man. Evan's black eye is getting better now so I don't feel as guilty every time that I look at him. I know that he'll fall down and get many more scrapes and bruises, but I don't want to be the one that gives them to him!

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29 comments:

Ann On and On... said...

Awwwww, I hope you both feel better soon.

everyday mom of one said...

I get it, I hate when I unintentionally hurt Little One or scratch him with my wedding ring (I really hate that one). Sorry that you are still hurting

~J said...

I TOTALLY can relate! Being a Mom of 3, I've been in your shoes too. (Most recently jamming my finger into my toddler's eye while trying to fix his hair, uGH!) It is a crappy feeling, but I know your little guy will forgive you Mom!

Jo Shabo said...

hope you both feel better! I know the feeling- I think all mommies have these moments!

Tracey said...

How scarey! Glad you are both ok. I fell down my sisters front steps one time holding my niece. Thank god she was in her car seat carrier. I ended up breaking my tail bone. This was almost 7 years ago and I still think about it when I am going down stairs!

The Penny-Pinching Mama said...

Don't be so hard on yourself - it was an accident. Glad everybody's ok. Ahhh mommy guilt. Feel better :)

Saving Our Way said...

Oh your poor little bug & your poor heart. I know how you feel.

I turned to walk out of our bathroom the other morning & our 20 month old daughter was right at my heels & I had no idea. We both went down but I grabbed her & my right arm slid the length of the wall to help prevent me from just falling flat on her & I had a HUGE burn going down my arm. Thankfully I just scared our daughter & she was ok - but those things happen.

Glad you both are ok & don't beat yourself up more than you already have.
:-)

Kelly said...

So glad you are both okay!! Don't feel guilty... these things happen to the best of us!!

Beverly said...

Glad you both are OK!
Stephen's first Halloween I was rushing around getting ready to leave to go trick or treating and BAM! I hit his head on our door. I felt terrible and cried longer than he did. He had a nice goose egg after that.

Casy Schweickart said...

OUCH...so glad you are o.k. I have a similar pic from this weekend also. I let go of my girls had for two seconds to get the keys out of my pocket and she fell face first in the church parking lot! I knew I should have just held tight till we got to the car. I feel your pain.

Jo said...

Ouch! I am glad you are both ok! I have upcoming post (after he heals!) of my son burning his leg on a space heater. Siiigh. :( Poor boy.

He'll think his black eye is cool in a few years. He might even thank you ;)

The Gosfam said...

I hope you get better soon. I have fallen too, and I had my baby. I thankfully was able to keep her from harms way, but not always easy. I felt bad when I scratched her with my wedding ring :) I know how you feel.

Emily said...

Oh bless his heart and your too! Try not to beat yourself up about it...accidents happen. Mommy guilt is horrible, isn't it!?

SMJ said...

Poor lil' man! But he's so cute he totally pulls off the Rocky Balboa look!! ;)

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Aw, poor guy, and poor mommy!

Becca said...

Awww accidents happen...that's why there is a word for them ;)

Brandy said...

You are not alone, I would feel guilty too. It's just the mommy in us! It's okay, you are a great mommy!

((HUGS))

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Aw sweetie...we've all done it. I even had the pleasure of watching my husband do it with our infant son...It was rather funny to watch...even though he was extreamly bruised...even his ego a bit.

Beth P. said...

I'm glad you are both doing alright! I hope your bumps and bruises heal quickly. Your little guy could be much worse off, don't be too hard on yourself. I can guarantee I'd feel just as guilty...

bigguysmama said...

Oh Dee, you poor thing. Your little guy looks a little worse for wear, but that mommy guilt is a stinker to deal with. We never want to be the cause of any pain our kids endure. I would've been feeling exactly like you, actually I have, I shut the car door on my son's fingers because I thought he was clear of it! Ugh, it was excruciating!

You guys take care,
Mimi

brandonsmom said...

aww don't feel bad! i totally know what you mean. my son was 18 months and was running around a table. he loves to be chased "round and round". he switched directions and tripped and landed head first into the corner of a metal table. i saw the whole thing happen in slow motion, and there was nothing i could do. he cut his forehead open (i could see his skull!!!) and it was bleeding like crazy. we took him straight to the emergency room, where he got 6 stitches and he will probably have a scar for life. :( it still pains me every time i look at him.

you tried your best to keep evan safe, and i'm sure it could've been much worse if you didn't try as hard as you did. his wounds will heal, and you won't even know they were there.

i hope you are both feeling better!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Oh Dee, I'm so sorry. I did the same thing when my son was 3 and it does make us feel terrible.

ChiefFamilyOfficer said...

I know you feel awful, but you are not the only one who's been there, done that, felt that way. I fell with my son too, though it wasn't that bad. But still - your heart is in your throat, time stops for a moment, and all you can think is, please let him be okay, please let him be okay. Hang in there, you're still a good mommy!

Thao said...

I fell down the stair when I was running down to check on a baby and luckily, I did not have one with me. But since then, I have been very slow and careful when I use the stair holding a child. It scared me. I am with you, the guilt would eat me up.

Krista Neil said...

Comes with the momma territory. I took my kids to the doctor, my baby had an ear infection and I didn't even know it, 4 days later I forgot it was early out day and was really late getting my 6 year old from school, next day I shut my 2 year olds hand in the car door. We've been there done that - keep smiling :)

Krystyn said...

Poor Evan and poor Dee. The guilt will eat you alive, won't it? Try not to feel bad, though. It's an accident and they happen. Glad you aren't beat up too badly.

Whimsical Creations said...

Accidents happen. Been there. I burned my son when I was cooking many many years ago. Glad you are both ok.

punkinmama said...

Ahhh, from day 1, every time I walked down the stairs holding my son, I would have a vision of us falling. Hate that. So glad you're both okay though!

Sallie said...

I'm glad neither of you had serious damage. EVERY time I go down the steps with my two year old in my arms I think "I sure hope I don't fall!" So far we've managed to avoid it. I did drop her one day last week though while we were walking on flat ground. I tried to bend down and pick something up and in the process managed to lose my grip on her. Thankfully she went to the ground slowly and with no damage, but I felt VERY guilty!

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