Heidi - posted on 08/10/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
What a day!! We are 2 single mums that share a house in London. My housemate has a 3 year old girl that goes to a nursery during the day whilst we both work full time.
The daughter is a tiny little mite, with lots of gusto and bravery and your typical redhead! Lots of attitude and not much thought for consequence! She has the palest of skin with beautiful bue eyes. My point being that most 3 yr olds I know love climbing, playing rough and are a tad clumsy?? yes?? Well, today... the nursery called child services because of bruises of arms! And Child Services reacted immediately, coming to the nursery and having a meeting with my friend, who was called away from work. They then came into our home to investigate the living circumstances and fridge and food cupboard etc - Leaving happily when they realised a very loving home that we are! All very unpleasant and traumatic - no matter how nice the people involved are! Yes, they are doing there job and in this case - thankfully, a misunderstanding - I think anyway! And yes - amazing they reacted nice and quickly! They have arranged for a full medical check up to be done in the morning....
My question is... do most fair and light skinned children bruise very easily? Is there a medical reason? Anemia?
Has anyone else had this experience before? Any ideas or suggestions?
Look forward to hearing from you.