Amy - posted on 09/14/2010 ( 106 moms have responded )
First off, let me say that I know accidents happen, but I feel so bad. Today my daughter (who is 15 months) and I were in the house (we live with my inlaws for the time being) and I had to go to the bathroom (I've been kinda sick this week). I always take her into the bathroom with me because my mother-in-law has a lot of breakable things in the house. Well today, I didn't shut the bathroom completely and she walked out. By the time I got out of the bathroom I immediatly went looking for her (mind you it was only a min or 2 that she was alone.) She walks out of my mother in law's bedroom wth a razor in her hand, and blood on her shirt. Of course, being a first time mom I wanted to panic, but I did keep my cool. She wasn't crying, or even whinning, so I didn't want to scare her. She had cut her thumb, but thankfully not very deep at all (so I knew that the hospital wasnt nessassary). However the amount of blood was insane; I rinsed it, applied pressure, and everything and it kept bleeding. I did get the band-aid on the cut. She didn't fuss or pull away, she was just watching everything. Now let me say, usually I shut all the doors in the house, so I don't know if I didn't close their door all the way, or if she opened it. I called my husband and told him what happened, and even drove her to his job so he could make sure it wasn't serious, b/c it was still bleeding. At first he told me that it wasn't as bad as I made it sound, and he was going to call his mom and tell her that we were going to put the locks on the cabinet. (We've had the locks for awhile, but she never wanted us to drill a hole into the cabinet, so she always said no. BUT their on vacation in Puerto Rico, so its gonna be done when they come home.) I told him that I wasn't going to call her, because I don't want to hear a lecture about how I should have watched her better, and how I need to be more responsible. I didn't think that they needed to know anything until they came home. Then my husband told me "well it is your fault. She doesn't walk THAT fast, you could have just pinched one off and grabbed her. That's why they have locks on the bathroom door. You do need to learn to be more responsible." I was in total shock. He had just told me that it wasn't that bad, and now all of a sudden I am irresponsible. I already felt bad about everything. No one likes to see their baby bleed. I thought that I had done everything right, and had been responsible. I do feel bad, but I know accidents do happen. I just needed to vent Ladies. Thank you for your time. What kind of things have happened with you and your kids? *Sigh* GUess I don't get the Mommy of the Year Award today.