One of my biggest fears...Mouth Injuries.
Toddlers are the worst. You know when a toddler is finding their walking legs for the first time how precious it is? The waddling, tip-toed adorableness is SO cute. Well, this cuteness comes with many falls. And...unfortunately, it seems that toddlers always lead with their head...therefore, many mouth injuries.
The other day Lily fell and bit her lip. She and I were alone in the house. There was blood. I took a deep breath, felt for the teeth - they were still there. Whew... I took a cold towel and instructed her to bite on it. I saw the blood (which by the way was NOT that much) and quickly took Lily to the couch...I was seeing stars. I had to sit down.
Last night, Cori called me. At first it sounded like there was excitement (maybe she won a big poker tournament online???). I was wrong. There was excitement...but, not that kind of excitement. Aidyn fell and her mouth was bleeding. There was a lot of blood. Cori and Aidyn were alone. I said I'd be right there.
Along the way - other than call my mom...dad...Ashley...and Cori - I talked to myself. This is what I repeated over and over again. "Dawn, you can do this. You can do mouth injuries." I am dead serious. I was giving myself a prep talk.
At the Majercin abode...Cori proved she was good in the emergency situation - she had it all under control. I was barely needed. But...it's always good to have a sister there for support, you know?
I'll never get over my fear of mouth injuries.But, thank goodness for pep talks...they totally work!p.s. - I SOOOO love this picture. It was taken before the boo boo, obviously.