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What has your child done today that made your heart miss a beat?

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Time2Hibernate Sat 07-Nov-09 19:32:22

Just thought I'd share two things that happened today in a matter of seconds with my DS (4yrs).

Whilst looking at the child books with him in a well-known bookstore, I turn round, give him a book to look at, he takes it. I hand him another book...he's vanished. shock I look everywhere to find he's gone to the pay desk right out the front of the store. Fright over - relief and finding him again. All happened within a split second. Do all the parental what-to-do--in-the-future chat...blah blah.

Secondly, he arrives in the kitchen looking for a tissue to clear his nose. He can't clear it, so I discover he's stuck a Thunderbird 1 nose cone up his nose and it's jammed right up the top. I did eventually get it out grin

So, a couple of moments today that made my heart rate increase slightly. Wonder what your DC may have done to do similar?

whomovedmychocolatecookie Sat 07-Nov-09 19:46:28

3 year old inverted buggy holding 15 month old. shock

Was quite cross with her particularly as she said 'ooopsy daisy hahah' afterwards angry

IsItMeOr Sat 07-Nov-09 19:50:10

Not my dc, but little boy ran out into road after his big red ball right in front of my car. Thankfully I saw him drop the ball, there were no parked cars and I was able to stop in plenty of time, but certainly made my heart skip a good beat or two.

PoppyIsApain Sat 07-Nov-09 19:51:08

Ds and i went to soft play center today and he kept getting ran into by boys of about 8 yrs old in the under 2's section, and a girl of similar age jumped of the bouncy castle and very nearly landed on my ds's head. More annoying than heart missing a beat but i feel better writing it down lol grin

suiledonne Sat 07-Nov-09 19:54:21

When we moved into our new house 3 months ago dd1 pulled a huge wardrobe down on herself while dh and I were both standing there, just a step to far away to stop it.

By some miracle the door swung open and she sort of ended up inside it so apart from a bad shock she was fine.

We couldn't see that the door opened from the angle we were at and I was terrified to look in case it had killed her.

LoveAndSqualor Sat 07-Nov-09 20:07:33

DS (19mo) has been ill with an ear infection, gone from haring around taking out furniture and people without mercy or discrimination to sitting listlessly on the sofa weeping if I try to turn off In The Night Garden.

Accordingly, I've let my guard down. And so it was that, this evening, I was unable to prevent him from stage-diving over the end of the sofa and taking a lamp and freshly-watered pot plant with him. Happily, he was fine. Floor, table, lamp and plant were not.

LoveAndSqualor Sat 07-Nov-09 20:09:49

DS (19mo) has been ill with an ear infection, gone from haring around taking out furniture and people without mercy or discrimination to sitting listlessly on the sofa weeping if I try to turn off In The Night Garden.

Accordingly, I've let my guard down. And so it was that, this evening, I was unable to prevent him from stage-diving over the end of the sofa and taking a lamp and freshly-watered pot plant with him. Happily, he was fine. Floor, table, lamp and plant were not.

LoveAndSqualor Sat 07-Nov-09 20:10:26

oops grin Clearly I am scarred ...

nappyaddict Sat 07-Nov-09 20:14:50

Poppy That's the problem with bouncy castles. Too many accidents involving bigger ones landing on smaller ones and banging heads etc.

Sshhbear Mon 09-Nov-09 12:01:52

I noticed a smell coming from my 2.5 yr old's nose. She had a sniff, middle of winter and my paramedic sister said it was probably just a cold and slight infection. The smell got really bad after a week or so and I took her to the doctor. Doctor found an object but couldn't get it out so sent her to see a specialist. Specialist couldn't get it out so she had to spend a day in hospital and get put under to take the object out.

The object: A 3 week old peanut that was slowly rotting in her nostril. Yuk! Needless to say, we don't have peanuts in our house anymore.

worthmore Mon 09-Nov-09 14:53:31

Soft play centre, DS played lovely for ages, founds some friends, lovely older girls who helped him. Then just as we were about to leave I turned around to put my shoes on and some horrible boy was hitting and dragging DS out of the fire engine.. I flew over there and he had bitten him!! DS was in tears, which hurts even more cos he is really tough... really sad thing was he kept saying "sorry mummy" as if it was his fault! want to cry now thinking about it

redsofas Mon 09-Nov-09 15:01:28

with ds1 in the library ages ago when he was about 18mos old and as i turned around to get him a new book out (maybe for 5 seconds or so) he had made a run for it and was nearly at the exit (which is right on a main road) i ran so fast, i have never been more scared in all my life for him!

Annabel1 Tue 10-Nov-09 18:51:39

I do see your point about bouncy castles, nappy addict. However, have doctor father who gave the "I've seen too many broken arms/legs/wrists after a go o those things" so I never went on one til I was twenty! Losing dd in Asda the other day. Although now she stays close in shops so lesson learnt and all's well.

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