Thursday, February 27, 2014

Things That Annoy Me Thursday: Natalie Getting Hurt All The Time

"AHHHHHHH!"

I heard the scream and I thought, please, let it not be Natalie.

"MOMMY!"

Crap. It was Natalie. I paused in my sweeping and turned around. And wanted to scream.

A zombie was coming at me! Blood was dripping down the face, clearly it had just fed on someone!

No wait, that was an episode of The Walking Dead.

This was Natalie.

Again.

Now, if this was her first time getting hurt I'd have been in a panic. But this child? Is hurt nearly every week. She either crashes into something, cuts her side, or scrapes her knee, gets stung by a bee when a bee goes flying up her shirt, falls flat on her face, or gets a hole in her head...

"MY TEETH ARE GONE!" she bellowed as blood slid down her chin.

I panicked then. Her teeth were gone? I peered in her mouth and saw that her upper teeth were bloodied, but they were all there.

"What happened?" I asked, scooping her up.

"I slipped! Off my scooter! I was being Elsa and I SLIPPED OFF MY SCOOTER!"

She shouted this right in my ear. It started to ring. I've had lots of ringing ears thanks to Natalie.

I wiped away the blood and discovered most of it was coming from her mouth and her upper lip. It wasn't gushing, thank goodness.

"I just wanted to have fun," Natalie said morosely. "I just wanted to have fun."

You can't really tell but she got a big upper lip and bruised gums. Oh and a scraped nose.

This child. It's probably why I have a head full of gray hairs already. I worry how it's going to be when she's an adult. Will she still get hurt? I'm going to really worry when she begins to drive. Why is she always injured? I mean, yes, she comes from a clumsy stock. I trip over my own feet. But she's also coordinated. She just....injuries find her. All the time.

Please. Let her not get hurt next month.

32 comments:

  1. how i made it through my kid years is beyond me. i was always hurting myself..i think it's just a kid thing! i'm sure she'll be fine :)

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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  2. For us it's not a particular child but a particular body part. Both of my kids have knocked their teeth out of position by falling on their faces :(

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  3. I never out grew it. Hubby to Be mocks me all the time because of the stupid things I do to hurt myself. But I have to admit it's kind of fun going from head to toe and telling the stories of how I got each mark on my body. I wear them proud. You have to if it's your destiny to be a spaz.

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  4. I once broke the same little toe three times when I was 6. Kept riding my bike barefoot and catching it on the rock wall that ran along our sidewalk. The third time my dad just went to his hop got some pliars and threatened to cut the toe OFF. Now at 54, I'm pretty tough skinned and very little makes a scar anymore. She'll be OK just keep well stocked on bandages

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  5. I've always had a problem with stairs, from a toddler on up to now as an almost 37 year old. I hope Natalie grows out of it!

    LOLOL @ zombies, no that's Natalie

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  6. I have a feeling my son is going to be our accident prone child. ugh. I hope her gums and lip heals quickly!

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  7. Phew glad her teeth weren't actually gone. What is is with some kids that just seem to always get hurt.. there always seems to be one that just always does.

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  8. I heart skips a beat every time I hear a loud bang or any other noise out of place. I can only imagine the pins and needles you are on these days. Hope she has a hurt-free March too.

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  9. Poor thing! I'm so glad all her teeth remained intact though. My kids always seem to get hurt and it stresses me out every time!

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  10. Poor kiddo! Girls just wanna have fun-un! They don't want to fall off their scooters and bash their faces! Henry comes to be with booboos all the time, but most of them you'd need a magnifying glass to see...

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  11. Been there, done that, got a bloody t-shirt :-) Oh, the joy of motherhood! I'm glad you kiddo didn't get hurt seriously!

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  12. Oooh geez. I felt like I was right there with you. And isn't it crazy how some kids are just more accident prone than others? I think she will make it through driving just fine. It's just getting there that will be the roughy! (I kid... just a lot of bloodied clothes I'm guess. :))

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  13. Poor kid - I can relate. My daughter always has some injury or soreness or minor ailment. Good thing she didn't lose any teeth!

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  14. A bee flew up her shirt egads that does not sound fun. Glad she was not hurt this time around!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  15. Aw, I'm thinking of Natalie! I know lots of kids are a little accident-prone in their youth so I really hope she outgrows it. When I was a camp counselor, there was one girl that always got hurt. She would never wear the proper footwear so I had to take extra time to remind her tonwear sneakers for outdoor activities so she could be safe and protect her ankles.

    Hoping Natalie can have fun AND not get hurt next time. I'm very glad she is okay and could put on a smile afterwards.

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  16. Aw! We all just wanna have fun!
    Whenever Des falls or I hear him cry at all, the first thing I do is look at his face and into his mouth. The teeth are less important than big gashes on his beautiful face, but they're still important!
    Glad Natalie didn't lose any the hard way..
    I did as a kid.

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  17. My son was trying to open a toy so he used his teeth. We didn't know why he was freaking out about hurting himself till we got home and saw that he ripped out a tooth that was loose, just not loose enough to be quite ready to come out so it hurt. lol We never did find the tooth. And the tooth fairy never game either... oops.

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  18. Poor Natalie and poor you!!
    It's always scary when the blood is coming from the mouth - so much blood sometimes!!
    Hopefully next month will be injury free!

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  19. When my older son was a toddler I think we were in the ER every other week. Stitches, a broken leg... so fun. He has (mostly) grown out of it. Mostly.

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  20. Oh ouch! It always scares the heck out of me when my son hurts himself. I'd have a whole head of gray hairs if he hurt himself every week, yikes.

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  21. I already told you on Twitter I am very accident prone! I hit the corner of our kitchen counter one time and gave myself a scar I still have.

    If it's any consolation, I turned out ok!

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  22. Kiddos getting hurt is the worst! Glad Natalie wasn't a zombie though!!...and that she had all her teeth in place!
    Eva Marie

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  23. This sounds exactly like Veronica! It drives bonkers!! I have a hard time feeling bad anymore, but I pretend to show sympathy..

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  24. I was the same way when I was young. I got a black eye from my horse banging me in the head, and someone I guess called child services on my mom thinking -- a horse? now way! (I did have one miss noisey!) So they came to the house to talk to my mom, who called me to come down from my bedroom -- and I came running and promptly fell face first all the way down the stairs and landed at the women's feet. bloody nose, and went to school the next day with 2 black eyes.
    And somehow grew up to be really good at sports. so good that I was on my city track team. Go figure.

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  25. I hope Natalie gets it together. LOL. Growing up my sister was threatened a helmet cause she was always in the nurses office with a head injury of some kind.

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  26. i know you said she's coordinated, but does she have equilibrium issues? just thought i'd ask :)

    i nanny for a 4 year old and she is always falling down for no reason! not saying more so i won't jinx it, hehe.

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  27. Aw, poor girl. Luckily her teeth were still there! My oldest is like this, he is just a wreck on two feet. Kid can't catch a break.

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  28. My 18-month old is the SAME way! He is such a little baby sometimes... I guess that makes sense :)

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  29. I need to write a post called what annoys me. and laughing because my 3 year old is constantly getting hurt

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  30. I recently face planted, splitting my lip and cracking a tooth in the process. It was painful and embarrassing and I'm still traumatized from it. Even so, I'm glad it happened to me and not my kids because getting stitches is NO FUN and I would have been freaking out if one of them were bleeding all over the place. Anyway, I hope your daughter is okay. Did she get a dental x-ray? My older son hurt his mouth that way once and we took him for an x-ray to make sure he didn't damage the root for the new tooth to come in when he lost that one later.

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