7.20.2007

It Was Bound to Happen

Today was the day.

Charlie was happily taking his ease on a blanket on the floor when Henry (who had walked past or around him no less than ten times already) took one of his inexplicable trip-tumbles, and in the effort to avoid planting his left foot on the baby's belly, landed his right foot on the baby's face.*

The saddest part was that Henry started crying before the baby did and cried longer than the baby did, and kept saying, "I'm sooooooorrry, Chaaaaarlie! I'm sooooorrrrry, Mooooommmmy!"

So I was soothing the baby and Henry, assuring him that he wasn't in trouble, it's OK, when the "sorry" sobbing gave way to the "reprimand" sobbing:

"Whyyyyyyn't you put him on the cooooouuuuch, Moooooom?! I don't faaaaaall on the cooooouuuuuuch!"

I think he was trying to tell me it wasn't bound to happen, if I would do my job right. Hmmmph.

*No 3-year-olds were yelled at and no infants were injured more than enough to make them painfully aware that they have two big brothers.

12 comments:

Liz said...

ohhh!! break my heart at the sobbing.

Michelle said...

First I love the picture below. That is too funny.. I feel the same way sometimes, but all I have is one kid and a dog! They are so much trouble together.

I am so sorry to hear about the fall, I'm sure that was not fun for everyone involved.

But I must say that is was pretty smart of Henry to think of, it was your fault for not putting him on the couch!

Theresa said...

I remember a certain 22 month old daughter of mine (Liz) who bounced on a couch thereby bouncing her 8 week old sister onto a tile floor! Siblings happen! The poor big kid is usually more traumatized than the baby!

Nobody said...

Oh, I think it was all worth it, just for a "Sorry Charlie".

Gabriela said...

Hi CYM! Oh my goodness your little guy is so cute! Congratulations to all of you. :)

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

What a sweet story.

Jen3 @ Amazing Trips said...

Yikes, I'm so glad Charlie was OK.

My mother was telling me (just tonight!!) that I ought to put the baby on the floor and all I could imagine was one of our triplets falling on top of him. Heaven knows they are constantly falling all over themselves and each other.

I'm worried for the day that this happens at our house. Very, very worried!!

megachick said...

pooka accidentally kicked (kind of gently) bug in the head and she was more devastated than the baby.

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Oh--love the reprimanding! It's good that he is so aware and tries to be careful.

An Ordinary Mom said...

Henry is so sweet and tender :) !!

Jan/lost-strayed-or-stolen.blogspot.com said...

Is there anything more likely to make one feel like mama of the year than being given mothering advice by a toddler? ;)

Sketchy said...

Awwww...is it weird that I think this is just totally adorably sweet. I'm not a masocist (see I can't even spell it), I promise.