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adding insult to injury

Yesterday I fell, while carrying Matei. I slipped on some leaves on the pavement and bruised and dented the hell out of my knees. The baby was fine, THANK GOD, as I managed to hold onto him as I was falling. He was merely startled by how one moment he was riding high on my hip waving at cars and the next he was hovering above some leaves.

But I still wake up some nights in a cold sweat, haunted by the thought of having dropped him. My family history is full of lost boys. Boys who fell. Who drowned. Who became suddenly and unstoppably and unaccountably ill, and the sorrow of their mothers still dwells in me.

I am healing well, but my right leg still looks terrible - all inflamed and scabbed and twilight-coloured.

Between this and the bruises on my arms and face from last week starting to look like a poster child for domestic violence. Also, it's probably just a matter of time before my explanations ('Oh I slipped on a lef', 'Oh I banged myself with the car boot') start to sound like an allegory for spousal abuse.

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offensive_mango
Oct. 28th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
Oh dear! I am glad you are both fine (well, taking bruises into account). Don't beat yourself up about it; these things happen and you did very well indeed. xxxx
casaubon
Oct. 28th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
Wait till he starts running around; he'll be covered in bruises, bumps and grazes.

Thomas got dropped, and fell out of his cot once and off the bed twice. It happens.
rainsinger
Oct. 30th, 2008 09:51 am (UTC)
and it builds character. ;)
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