How can I thank you guys enough for your amazing comments? I kept finding myself making this grimacey half-smiling, half-sniffling trembly-lipped face while reading some of the stories you shared, and occasionally letting out a horrified little bark of laughter. Oh, what awful, awful moments we’ve all dealt with, and what a relief it is to be reminded once again that I’m never alone in this overwhelming parenting business.

Dylan is fine and we have moved on to the whistling-in-the-dark stage of cracking jokes about his banged-up little face. “What’s up, Bruiser?” we say, tickling his belly. “Should have seen the other guy, right?”

Seriously: thank you. So much. It helped more than I can say.

Poor little bunny.

Still cute, though.

Also still cute.



58 Responses to “Healing”

  1. Kazelnnj on September 7th, 2008 9:39 am

    Hi webmaster!

  2. Kazeldxk on September 7th, 2008 9:39 am

    Hi webmaster!

  3. beach on September 7th, 2008 2:30 pm

    give yourself a break….and be prepared….you have boys…I hate to say this….but this is the first in a long line of injury related “boy stuff”….I swear I thought at one point my pediatrician was going to turn me into the authorities… recently my oldest(after attending a concert and being in a mosh pit) emerged covered with bruises….and of course his annual physical was the next day! Dylan is so freaking cute…. scrapes and all…and Riley always cracks me up…I love the pictures of him when his eyebrows are all scrunched up and he has this look like”dont mess with me”…

  4. kendra! on September 7th, 2008 5:22 pm

    Dylan’s got some battle wounds. He’s the tougher for it. Po’ li’l feller. Were alphatots designed by a BJ-hankering dad? Wouldn’t be surprised.

  5. Carrie on September 7th, 2008 6:02 pm

    When my son was 9 months, I watched him do a flip off the changing table while I was turning back from grabbing more diapers. It was terrifically horrible. Fortunately, he was okay, but I will never forget it.

    You are a good Mommy and your children are lucky to have you.

    I’m glad Dylan is okay!

    And, as for the message in the fries – I can only say that my husband is in strong agreement!

  6. ben on September 8th, 2008 7:04 am

    Okay, I gots to know: does the french fry thing work?

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  8. Pool filter cartridge on November 2nd, 2009 6:44 pm

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