Monday, August 31, 2009

Sick over what might have been


I was on the phone with Melanie, sitting in a rocking chair, when Eva ran in with wide eyes and a flushed face.

"Mama! I dropped my sippy outside! I dropped my blue sippy outside!"

What in the world could she be talking about? We were upstairs, clearly with no entrances to the outside. I got up and followed her to her room...to her window. She had popped her screen off and thrown her sippy down on the driveway.
My mind did a Minority Report thing and fastforwarded through the mental images of what could have happened if she had leaned further out that window. I shuddered, and banned her from all window associations for the rest of her life.
She is now grounded from her window. I am keeping it locked shut no matter the temperature for the rest of the summer. I'm thanking my guardian angels that it was only a sippy cup that went out that window.

7 comments:

Samye said...

Oh my goodness how scary!!! Must be nice to be able to have nice enough weather to open your windows though...still nice and HOT here!!

Elisa said...

Scary! That thought goes through my mind everytime I open a window in addi's room, and she has A dresser, curtians, and some baskets in the way, but I am still scared. I think I will go close her window now.

Lacking Productivity said...

I swear I do not have the coping mechanism for the panic that is motherhood.

Melanie said...

I hate that! And I feel partially responsible because I was on the phone with you distracting you from her. SO SORRY!!!!! I am so grateful little Eva felt comfortable coming to get her mama for help and didnt just try to solve the problem on her own.

Leah said...

Oh my goodness! It's crazy what goes through your mind when something like that happens. I am glad to hear she is ok, and didn't go after her cup on her own. The weather is still pretty hot there?

bones chick said...

We are glad it was only the sippy too.

Chanel said...

I constantly have to remind myself how smart kids are, how resilient they are, and to be calm when I want to pull my hair out. Unfortunately I think they will freak you out for the rest of your life. A mother's "what if" reaction is very hard to suppress. Sometimes I wonder how any of us make it to adulthood with all of the "what ifs" there are in life.