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to wish the universe would, just occasionally, cooperate with my attempts at parenting

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IceBeing Tue 27-Sep-16 14:19:01

After endless attempts to explain to DD that falling down the stairs would be a bad thing and that running, jumping, handstands etc. where forbidden on the stairs, DD fell down the stairs last night.

She was chasing a balloon, slipped and somersaulted her way down landing on the wooden floor at the bottom, on her neck.

She has literally not a scratch on her. Almost straight afterwards she started complaining loudly why I had been banging on about not playing on the stairs when actually its perfectly fine to fall down the stairs.

AIBU to think that, while I am ecstatically glad she isn't seriously injured (or dead ffs), the universe could have helped me out with something in the massive bruise, sore wrist or even nosebleed department, instead of making me out to be neurotic and risk averse?

Now there is no chance she will listen to me and she'll actually put herself in even more danger.

Or maybe I am neurotic....maybe 5 yos always walk away unscathed from throwing themselves down the stairs.

Mcchickenbb41 Tue 27-Sep-16 14:27:22

Oh god I hear you op. Firstly so pleased your dd didn't seriously injure herself landing on her neck could have been a horrendous injury. My dd insists on practising gymnastics in the house which despite me telling her ( pleading, begging and shouting ) not to do it ever it has led to three trips to a and e in a year. And she's old enough to know better ffs she's 12. Only last week she did a front flip on the living room and missed head butting a glass fronted cabinet by cms. I despair sad

DerekSprechenZeDick Tue 27-Sep-16 14:29:00

grin sorry but her response made me laugh. I was the same as a child

Then I broke my collar bone jumping of bunk beds...

I'd like to say I learnt but I didn't. How I survived and my mums heart through my childhood I don't know.

IceBeing Tue 27-Sep-16 14:29:25

They are supposed to LEARN from these mistakes aren't they? I feel like I have been sold a lie!

3 trips to A&E! You must be a total nervous wreck!

IceBeing Tue 27-Sep-16 14:31:03

derek nooooo...say it isn't so.....

what, if anything, would have convinced you?

Mcchickenbb41 Tue 27-Sep-16 14:34:55

Yep I am. We have a very big garden that she can practise to her hearts content in. One day in the summer she was getting changed in her bedroom to go into the garden and decided it would be a good idea to practice walking on her hands. She lost her balance and slammed her ankle on a wooden chair. Thought she'd broken it. So straight down Childrens a and e it was. She can't help herself. The other day in sainsburys I was talking to her and she disappeared from sight. She was only doing the bloody splits !!!

statetrooperstacey Tue 27-Sep-16 14:35:11

Sounds like bravado! I bet it did hurt and you will find her checking her sore limbs when she thinks you aren't looking.we got a gorilla gym for this reason, fits on the door frame, its brilliant.

DerekSprechenZeDick Tue 27-Sep-16 14:36:28

I went down a slide in roller blades at 8.. I have a Harry Potter scar due to meeting the cement step at the bottom.

Collar bone was done at 4ish.

Nothing could have convinced me. I was invincible and still am

IceBeing Tue 27-Sep-16 14:38:58

argh derek please stop....rollerskates on a slide <cries>

Mcchickenbb41 Tue 27-Sep-16 14:39:59

Derek you sound just like my dh. He got a really bad injury showing a load of kids in the street how to do skate board stunts ..... He was 30 hmm

DerekSprechenZeDick Tue 27-Sep-16 14:40:07

I made it to the bottom of the slide stood up! I'm still proud grin

Mcchickenbb41 Tue 27-Sep-16 14:41:41

He has an awful scar on his arm where he ran into a greenhouse at 8 yrs old. The stories he's told me made my toes curl

DerekSprechenZeDick Tue 27-Sep-16 14:42:42

I have many scars all over due to silly incidents.

One at 15, showing my 5 year old
Cousin how to go down mums stairs in a laundry basket.

I took out her dyson and she nearly made me pay with my life!

drspouse Tue 27-Sep-16 14:43:02

DS has permission to get his own small measured bottle out of milk out of the fridge. He does NOT have permission to get on the kitchen steps and get a full bottle down from the top shelf.
DH has pointed out, quite rightly, that he needs to break a bottle.

IceBeing Tue 27-Sep-16 20:01:30

I dunno, breaking a laptop doesn't seem to have curbed DD's violence towards electronic devices...

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