"Brothers are notorious for fighting and my boys are no different. Last Spring, they were up in arms over a Nintendo DS. My older son got the game and threw it at his brother’s head. Bullseye. He nailed him right in the eyebrow and sent us to the ER for stitches. That wouldn't have been such a big deal if we had not just been to the ER twice in the last two months for both boys already!
Several years ago we took the kids to Disney World and stood in line forever to see the Disney princesses. Our youngest son was two at the time – a round, little, blonde, blue-eyed sweet angel (or so he appeared). He did well with two out of the three princesses, but it was that third one that got us. Cinderella happened to be the final princess of our royal encounter, and also my two-year-old's favorite. When she bent down to hug him, he ran forward to grab her. In short, there was a massive collision that ended with Cinderella on her back, my child wrapped around her neck, her dress up almost over her head, and her princess secret-service detail screaming into their head-sets, "PRINCESS DOWN! WE HAVE A PRINCESS DOWN!" My husband and I just stood there. There was nothing we could do. No one could untangle our little one from her, so they picked them both up at once. That quickly ended our session with the princesses."
In September 2011 my daughter, who is never sick, woke up not feeling well and I told her she was fine. I got her dressed and ready (no breakfast) and right before the bus pulled, she got sick. I put the other two on the bus, called work and told them I would be working from home. Around noon, I was on a conference call and she starts crying and telling me to make the pain go away. I left the conference call, called my doctor who thought she needed to go to the bathroom and was told to put her in a warm tub. We never made it to the tub since got sick again and went back to sleep. An hour later, she woke up dreaming and crying. She was not acting at all like herself (her twin - this behavior is a daily occurrence).
Another doctor call....they said bring her in. I load her up with a "puke bucket" and off we go. Upon arriving, she wants me to get a wheelchair for her. I get her out of the car, telling her the whole time, she didn't need a wheelchair, she can walk, etc. The doctor was outside getting something from his car and rans in to get a wheelchair. I was rolling me eyes, telling him she was fine. He wheeled her right into a room, asking the nurse to get her vitals.
A minute later, he turns to me and says, she needs to get to the children's ER now; do not go back home or stop anywhere. He through her appendix was about to burst. He was calling the ER and telling them we were coming in, needed to be seen immediately, and why. Of course, seeing immediately means 2 hours later. Sure enough, her appendix needed to come out....however, it had burst.
They rush her off to surgery and I am feeling like a terrible mother not realizing the what was going on with my daughter. After a two hour + surgery, the doctor comes out to let me know that her appendix had ruptured about 3 days prior and she was full of infection - now I freak out. She has an amazingly high pain threshold so she never reacted as a "normal" person would . After 3 weeks in the hospital, 1 more surgery and 3 more weeks at home....she is 100% back to normal and you would never know what she went through.
I did make it up to her and spend every night and day at the hospital with her for the first week and half. After that, I was exhausted and split the shifts with my husband.
What is your cringe-worthy mom moments? I would love to hear it!
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