06 October 2010

Five innocent words that strike terror into the heart of every boy mom


"Hey Mom, look at me!"


(Boy Motto)

The more exuberant the shout, the more inevitable the ER trip.

14 comments:

Sue said...

2 boys, 3 ER trips. Not bad! Of course #2 son made up for that with a long illness, which included another ER trip, not an injury trip. Thanks to God that it was many years ago and he is a healthy adult now. Love your post!

BTW, my first grandchild, a boy, was born this morning, 4 weeks early, but weighing 6 lbs. 8 ozs. No name yet (they weren't ready!). Thanks be to God for this wondrous gift.

Megan173 said...

My oldest son had his first ER trip at less than a year, and staples in his head before he was two... I joke that if I can keep him alive till he is 18 I will be a success of as a mother. He's only 2 1/2. I also say that God made him so cute so that I don't kill him. His little brother (7 months) and was quieter in the womb and thus far of a quieter nature... I think this bodes well.... I think.

Leah said...

That doesn't just go for boys. My daughter is the only one in our family (3 boys, 2 girls) that has had to get stitches!

Congratulations Sue!!

Kira said...

Son #1 was in the ER at 16 months - he had fallen off the deck steps onto the driveway and began projectile vomiting.
8 months later we were in the ER again, this time with son #2, who was 9 1/2 months. He had fallen and cut his eyebrow open in the bride's room an hour before his uncle's wedding. Mama and Daddy were both supposed to be in the wedding, instead we were in the ER. We got back in time for the vows at least.
This past winter, in the middle of a whiteout blizzard, son #3 fell off an end table and split open the top of his ear. Daddy had to drive him to the ER through the raging blizzard on narrow country roads, to the ER, which is more than a half-hour away in good weather!
So far, son #4 hasn't caused any ER trips, but he's only 14 months.

And for what it's worth, when I read this post earlier this afternoon, I immediately spun around in my seat to look out the window and see what trouble sons #1 & 2 were getting into outside!

Reb. Mary said...

Congrats, Sue!

Megan, staples in the head?! We've had superglue and stitches, but staples sound more drastic.

Leah, I'm awfully new at the girl-mom thing, but I doubt you not, as I was a stitches-in-the-head kind of girl myself :P

Kira, timing is everything, eh? :O

Sue said...

Baby (either Henry or Ishmael - I hope it's not the latter but they are still discussing it) is in the NICU with a breathing tube, but should be out soon. 6 lbs. 8 oz. 18 in. - not bad for 4 weeks early. He's beautiful.

Consecutive Odds said...

My husband was SF with the 82nd Airborne and has 14 years of service in various capacities in the military. All of his scars were obtained before his 17th birthday. Little Boy childhood has more injuries than jumping out of a military plane.

Consecutive Odds said...

My husband suggests that the words, "Want to see something cool?" should strike more terror in your heart; but adds that a boy who catches on fast will just do it without calling Mom's attention to the situation.

Megan173 said...

The wound wasn't too bad. In fact I had to take him over to a friends house and confer about whether it was urgent care worthy or not. The nice thing about the staples was that they didn't have to shave his curly red hair. They just washed the spot brushed the hair away and chunk, chunk, chunk. A few days later they pulled them out with a special little staple puller, and you could hardly tell where the wound was.

Reb. Mary said...

CO, LOL! And my boys have figured out the "don't tell mom" part on certain occasions where maternal disapproval seems likely to them: I recently discovered them jumping off a retaining wall in our backyard. Their flawless logic: They were jumping off so that if they ever fell off they would know what to do and wouldn't get hurt.

Melrose said...

LOL, my husband and I joke about this very thing all the time! The last time one of ours shouted this it ended with a bloody slit from his forehead through is eye, through the corner of his mouth and across his chin. Thankfully some liquid skin stuff saved us from the ER!

Rebekah said...

Sue, yay! :) :) :) Your tiny guy will be in my prayers.

One nice thing about really wimpy kids is that we've spent very little time in emergency rooms (for this kind of thing :P ).

MooreMama said...

Congratulations, Sue! He and his parents are in my prayers.

My husband reminds me that, from his point of view, scary raising girl stuff is waaay scarier than scary raising boy stuff.

Karen said...

I had one child in the emergency room twice in a 3 hour period for head injuries. He needed stitches both times. Talk about an intensive interview with the nurse and doctor!

For our group, the girls are as bad as the boys. I just don't like the phrase period.