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mrswhiskerson Mon 13-Jun-11 12:53:33

Last night the big mirror in our sitting room feel off the wall and smashed all over the floor , fortunately ds had just gone to bed but I can't help thinking if he had been playing on the floor he would have been seriously hurt or worse.

I feel awful I put that mirror up and I thought it was safe , dh says there is no point tying my self into knots thinking about what could have been but I can't help it , it fell off so quick and I know if ds had been there I would have had no chance to stop it ,

I'm not sure if it is my anxiety doing this or would everyone feel
like this?

honeyandsalt Mon 13-Jun-11 12:56:02

YANBU I'd have a bloody good freak out too.

Anyone for hot tea?

sparkle12mar08 Mon 13-Jun-11 12:58:54

YABU - it was a complete freak accident, so no I wouldn't be torturing myself over it. I'd possibly be a little upset at the time thinking about my ds's, but I wouldn't be dwelling on it afterwards, no.

pumpernickel10 Mon 13-Jun-11 13:00:13

You can't blame yourself if was an accident

TheBigJessie Mon 13-Jun-11 13:01:47

I'd feel pretty awful, too.

Would it make you feel better if you put safety film over all other mirrors and picture-frames?

worraliberty Mon 13-Jun-11 13:01:59

No I'd freak out too for a while and then move on...obviously being very grateful for the warning.

Look at it this way, it's something you'll never forget and may possibly prevent something similar happening in the future.

These things happen...no point in tying yourself in knots sad

honeyandsalt Mon 13-Jun-11 13:07:38

Sorry I should clarify what I meant: anyone would have a scare and feel bad, but it really could have happened to anybody and letting your imagination run wild/obsessing for a long time isn't a positive thing to do.

LillyTheMinx Mon 13-Jun-11 13:23:32

YABU but I totally understand because I dwell on what could have been when it comes to DD.

Just concentrate on the fact that nothing happened and your DS is absolutely safe.

mrswhiskerson Mon 13-Jun-11 13:30:08

Thanks everyone , it is the only thing we have on the wall and right now I feel like I never want to hang anything up ever again but ihave learnt a lesson for the future and I could not be more grateful nothing happened , I am currently babyproofimg everything in sight , dh will get a shock when he comes in and tries to open the cupboard /fridge/loo .

Honey and salt I will take you up on your offer of a hot tea if there is a good measure of whiskey in there , for medicinal purpose of course.

muminthecity Mon 13-Jun-11 14:22:50

YANBU, but accidents do happen and luckily he is fine, so do try to relax. I felt the same when DD was about 18 months old and I stupidly left the stairgate on the kitchen open while I went to answer the front door. When I came back, DD was wondering around with a handheld blender in her hand, just about to put the blade end in her mouth. If I'd been 2 seconds later she'd have cut her face to ribbons. I was shaken up at the time, but grateful that DD was ok!

mumblechum1 Mon 13-Jun-11 14:25:05

I would fleetingly have thought "what if" but only for a moment. I don't tie myself into knots about things that didn't happen.

RiceBurner Mon 13-Jun-11 16:03:19

It's just the shock making u feel the way u do. So try not to replay the scene in ur head ... & don't feel gulty. Just put it down to a lucky escape.

Expect u will be far more careful in future with mirrors ... and other heavy "stuff" on walls. So it really was a blessing in disguise that it fell when it did.

IMO, if we (parents) all dwelled on all the accidents which nearly happened to our offspring, we'd go properly nuts!

So put it behind u now! (Think of sthing happier until u the bad feeling goes away? It will soon.)

honeyandsalt Mon 13-Jun-11 20:21:46

passes the whiskey + tea, pours a G+T for self

honeyandsalt Mon 13-Jun-11 20:22:49

ah bugger I hate it when I mean to asterisk things to denote action and end up bolding it instead. Dur.

Alambil Mon 13-Jun-11 20:25:50

my parents had a mirror balanced on a radiator as they were putting it up shortly. My sister ran into the radiator. I was at the other end of the hall; she was perfectly fine, I got mirror in my wrist... I was a good 6ft away from the danger zone, so to speak!

These things happen. He didn't get hurt, so it's all alright.

CeliaFate Mon 13-Jun-11 20:39:00

Yanbu. When we moved into our house, the previous occupants had put those wavy mirrors from Ikea on the bathroom wall by the bath. Ds stood up, caught the edge of one with his bum and it fell onto the side of the bath, smashing into a trillion pieces. Both dc had small cuts and were hysterical with fear. I felt awful, I was shaking and nearly crying - the tiles were binned the next day.

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