Have you ever heard a story about something happening to a child and thought Seriously?! Where were the parents? And possibly huffed/thought/said Some people!!!!
A friend told me this week about a 2year old who had their finger bitten off by a goat and my first reaction was, where were the parents?? The Architect gave me this look and reminded me of how quickly children move. I guess sometimes a goat just wins.
Anyway, obviously that reminder was not sufficient for me, I needed to add a bout of bad-parenting-humiliation in to really get the message through as today, a few hours after arriving in Sydney, I put Bear into the high chair at my folks place while I went on my merry way sorting out food for Bliss and other bits & pieces. He’s been sick and very sooky today but he was enjoying the high chair and I was enjoying the peace.
Seriously?? Where were the parents!!!
And this is where my family reminds me that we are the real-life version of the Walker Family from Brothers & Sisters and that it would be really useful if I could figure out how to have three-way conversations on my phone so I could talk to my Mum & Dad at the SAME time rather than constantly hanging up on one to talk to the other and then hanging up on them so I could talk to the other again and relaying all the same information only to turn around and see my Uncle and Cousin walking up to Emergency as I am taking the kids out of the car because while I was talking to one parent the other called them, and they were with my grandparents who live just nearby and so they came to help while Mum & Dad made there way to us from the city.
With Uncle TJ, who the staff thought was my husband (hysterical).
It was actually quite handy having them there.
With my Uncle, the baby whisperer, who the Dr thought was the patient (also hysterical).
Then in the
It really is more of a cage…
And doesn’t he look like such a baby when he’s just in his nappy?
So the take home points:
* Babies who fall and hit their heads don’t have to wait at Emergency
* Babies can move fast
* Despite what you think, 6month old babies can wriggle out of seats…especially if they aren’t *ahem* strapped in properly, and then catapult themselves onto the floor. This is not a good thing.
* Having a family like mine has an upside :)