Never mind that my whole world is my kids. Never mind that I do everything I can to be sure they're happy, healthy, and safe. Never mind that my kids adore me.
My dumb ass husband told me last night I'm negligent and neglectful because the kids occasionally get injured while with me. Apparently, they shouldn't even get a scraped knee. What should I do? Wrap them in bubble wrap and make them sit still on the couch all day?? It's easy to say that the kids have never been hurt while with him when he only has them without me maybe 4 hours a WEEK.
Yesterday, after nap time my DD who is nearly 2 fell down the stairs. Now, here's what happened. When we came upstairs I closed the baby gate but DS needed his lovey from downstairs so I opened it again for him (he's 4 1/2). I tol him to close it back. I swear I heard it close. When DD woke up I took her from her crib and set her down in the hallway in front of her brothers room and told her to wake her brother (who was already awake but faking it for her, it's a game they play). Then I went to pee. They should have only had access to the bedrooms which are all baby safe. I thought the gate was closed! When I came out I was looking for them. I realized the baby gate was open and ran for it. Just as I came to the top of the stairs my DD lost her balance and slipped. She flipped to her tummy and slid down about 3 steps before hitting her elbow on the bannister and stopping. She immediately started to cry.
I snatched her up an held her until she stopped crying. Then I asked if she was okay. She nodded. So I checked her over. Not even a scratch. Nor even a red mark! I took her downstairs and held her until she no longer wanted to be held (so 20 mins?). Then I carefully watched her.
That is not a mistake I'll make twice. I told DH about it because I didn't want our DS to mention it and him not know. He blew up! Said I was negligent. That I'm neglectful. That they are always being injured with me. Then started listing all of the times the had. Like last week when the kids were playing outside and DD tripped and scraped her knee. When DS fell down at the park and hit his head which was nearly 2 years ago!
I'm so mad It's not even funny. I couldn't sleep last night because I was so mad! Do you think he's overreacting?