Tuesday, January 27, 2009

And the "Firsts" go on...

So, last night, on David's watch mind you, Liam took a fall. First of all let me tell you about his painful occurrences within the last two weeks. A couple Saturday mornings ago, David and I were desperately trying to ignore Liam's yelling wake up call to sneak in a few more minutes of shut eye. Well, finally, David gave in and went to get him out of his crib. When he opened Liam's bedroom door....Liam was standing at the door! He pushed David aside and walked on out! Somehow he figured out a way to escape the crib. Later that morning, evidence of the fall appeared in goose egg form right on the top of his forehead. Poor guy. Needless to say, his crib is now on the lowest setting (which should have been done a while ago!) Along with his crib fall, Liam endured his 15 month check up and shots, blood work at the lab, and his first dentist appointment (all in the same week).

So, as I was saying earlier, last night came another fall (did I mention that it was on David's watch?). I got home late last night from a womens ministry meeting for our church. David gave me the schpeel as to how the evening with Liam went. All sounded great until he prefaced something with "Ok, so, don't hate me....I'm not a bad parent.....and Liam is fine.....Don't freak out!" With these words he had me worried and about to freak out. He then told me that he and Liam were hanging out downstairs when David got busy working on something. Liam decided to venture over to the stairs (which he does all the time). Mind you, he's really good at going up and down the stairs, but we're usually right there watching. This time no one was watching. After David heard 5 big thuds, he ran around the corner of the family room to find Liam finishing out his nasty trip down the stairs. Fortunately the screaming only lasted for about 30 seconds (or so I've been told) and before too long David had him distracted and laughing at a flash light game in the dark. Needless to say, he's fine. He has a bit of a rug burn on his forehead but amazingly no bumps or bruises. Oh, and the whole reason the flash light game got started was because David got them out to test Liam's eye responsiveness......checking for a concussion . David's a great dad and I, oddly enough, didn't freak out or blame him at all. Just like everyone has told me, it was only a matter of time before he took his first spill down the stairs. Liam's had a lot of "firsts" this week. Hopefully there will not be too many "seconds".


  1. Is it wrong that I thought this was funny?

  2. Nah, I think it's kinda funny too-In a mean-mom kind of way. :)