Courtney - posted on 05/07/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I feel like the worst mommy ever right now..I was giving my 14 month old a bath and as we were batheing he decided he wanted to play peek a boo with mommy with the shower curtain the first few times he giggles and we had our laughs but i noticed he was getting more excited about peek a boo and i didnt want him to slip and fall or pull the shower curtain down so i then decided to tell him mommies turn and i would hold the shower curtain saveing him the fall and just incase he would have pulled it down well as im takeing it off him he turns to walk away and BOOM knocks his mouth off the tub i instantly grab him not only cuz i knew it hurt but b/c i seen blood this isnt the first time he has fell and i seen blood but now the 2nd time but the worst part is when he fell he hit his mouth and his front tooth and chipped his little tiny tooth his 1 of only 5 in his mouth! I feel horrible i cried and cried b/c i know my son will have to live with a chipped toothe until he either loses it which can be anywhere from the age 6 and up..But i dont know if it can be fixed it isnt a bad chip so im wondering if maybe a dentist could fill it in? I mean i know he wont sit still for that now but maybe when hes like 3 so i can spare 3 years..Im so hoping im not the only mom out there on this matter..My husband tells me not to worry and that it was an accident but i cant help but to wry its his tooth! I mean if it was a bruise or a scratch i could handle it but its his tooth! My hubby isnt even the slightest bit angry with me or the matter he keeps re-assuring me its okay which i get he hate to see me sad expecially if it come to something i feel i failed at and tonite i feel like i failed badly as a mom! I have never felt this way before about anything! I always thought i was an amazing mom and anyone who second guessed that in my opinion was nuts! But after tonite i dunno i just feel really bad..and i guess needed to vent nd as well feel re-usered that im not the only one this has ever happened too? I get them falling and knocking there mouth and it bleeding but its the whole tooth thing that makes me feel soo bad!