Sunday, January 2, 2011

Rachel proof?

It may be possible to kid proof a house, but I'm not sure it's possible to Rachel proof one.  It doesn't matter what I do, she finds a way to climb. Last week she not only had a big gash under her eye, but two scratches on her nose, and bruises on her forehead and cheek.  Everywhere I go people ask me, "How did that happen?" and my honest answer follows- "I have no idea."
This particular incident happened the the night Tyler decided he was going to make the Thanksgiving dinner he missed out on.  Right when we were about to sit down to a nice turkey dinner complete with rolls, mashed potatoes, and apple pie, we see Rachel tumble from the kitchen island hitting a chair on her way down.  At first we thought she'd need stitches, but after further assessment we decided it wasn't bad enough for all that.  So, after about a million little butterfly bandages that wouldn't stay on, some liquid band-aid stuff, and lots of screaming the situation was finally under control.
Sometimes I think this child is going to give me a heart attack.



Anonymous said...

Haha, aw, poor Rachel!! At least she'll be stronger for it later, right?? :) Poor kid, and poor mama!

Unknown said...

Oh no! Poor thing! That apparently happened to me when I was younger too and I have a scar on my eye from it... all I know is that I hit a chair but no one knows the situation surrounding it haha. I hope she's feeling better, and good luck Rachel-proofing!

Mary Anne said...

This makes me laugh ONLY because I know how you feel sometimes! Tonight Sadie leaned onto the highchair tray and brought it tumbling down and she got her neck caught all funny and she busted her lip open. Gosh girls! Just calm down! Ha ha. They definitely keep it interesting.