One Fish, Two Fish

And The Winners Are… December 16, 2008

Filed under: Mom and Dad,Month Seven,Neurotic,Photo,Sam — leighnut @ 10:15 pm

Rob and I win the Bad Parents of the Year Award for our performances on Sunday and Monday. On Sunday, Sam was crawling up and over Rob’s legs, like he was a human obstacle course. Sam had finally reached the summit (Rob’s abdomen), when he toppled off and banged his head really hard on the floor. He screamed and promptly grew a large, red goose egg on the side of his head. This doesn’t seem like a big deal, except we had an appointment the next day to have pictures taken of Sam. (More on that later…)

Fast forward to Monday afternoon. We are at The Picture People getting Sam ready for his photo shoot. [The Picture People does portraits of babies. We became members to record Sam’s baby looks in print.] He’s on my lap and I am getting him in his new red hooded sweatshirt. I fumble with the zipper, finally getting the two sides of the teeth lined up. Got it, and ziiip! Then… SCREAM! Sam turns beet red and cries harder than when he bonked his head on the floor the night before. I zipped his neck skin. When I found the spot, I almost died. It was all whitish green and standing up like a tent from the rest of his skin. Like it was dead. And then I watched it swell and grow an angry purple welt in the center. Nice, Kristin. Zip your kid’s skin up. Niiiiice.

Needless to say, Sam was a little off his game for the portrait session. And between the welt on his head and the welt on his neck, he looked awesome.


4 Responses to “And The Winners Are…”

  1. DEBBIE Says:

    Stupid, stupid, mommy and daddy!

  2. marta Says:

    you are absolutely going to have to share those picture people portraits. the drama! the goose egg! the zipper skin! sounds like a wretched few moments for new parents, and source of great blog entertainment.

  3. erin w Says:

    He probably won’t remember. … Unless the Internet really is forever and he stumbles upon it a decade from now.

    Just kidding.

    We’ve got our own list of reasons we’re the worst parents ever. 🙂

  4. Becky Lindell Says:

    You are NOT bad parents. Believe, you are not the first (or the last) parents to go through this trauma and feel horrible. But, if this is as bad as it gets, be thankful. There will be many more bumps and booboos!!

    Hugs and Kisses to you all. Enjoy this first Christmas with little Sam. Merry Christmas and keep writing!!

    Becky L.

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