Why didn't I think of that?
On Thursday he literally ran out in front of a car. Truly. I nearly peed myself.
Thankfully, we were in a parking lot, and they were going slow, and Canaan was very visible, thus making them aware and cautious already. However, Zion didn't look. He didn't pause. He just ran out in the road.
Scared me witless.
Scared the other car pretty bad too I think.
Luckily, I think it actually scared him. But not that much....
On Friday Canaan came running in from the backyard crying "I didn't mean to, I didn't mean to - I poked Zion's eye out with a stick!!!"
Thankfully, he only poked his eyelid with a stick, not his actual eye. It seems the sticks had progressed from being firemen hoses to building tools to guns to swords and eventually had ended up smack in an eye.
I try to focus on the creativity. The imagination. The ingenuity. Let's not think about the violence, right?
On Sunday I was cleaning up Lego's when I heard the most terrifying THUNK and Andy's shout from the living room. I run to find Zion just being scooped off the hardwood floor where he had fallen from the back of the couch. It seems that rather then sit on the cushion he had decided to sit on the back. Then promptly fallen off. Straight onto his head. With his mouth full of cheese. I think that was the part that scared me the most. His head is hard. It will be fine. It was the mouth full of cheese I was worried about - choking him!
After my heart started beating again, I was mad first. I had just told him to finish his food at the table. JUST TOLD HIM. Then of course he goes and eats in the living room and falls off the couch. Of course. But after feeling the bump on his head I couldn't stay mad. I had to sit and hold him for a second.
And a second was all I got. Ice on the head and hugs from mommy last just long enough for mommy to feel better. Z man is up and ready for the next adventure almost immediately.
How can I next jump start, or stop, mommy's heart?
Let the creativity begin!