Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mother of the year

I have officially won the mother of the year award! Yesterday I flew home with my kiddos while my husband flew to Indianapolis to see the Final Four game. The kids and I flew from Florida to Las Vegas and from Las Vegas home to Sacramento. During the last 30 minutes of the flight, my son flipped forward out of his seat and landed right on the bolt that connects the seats on the floorboard. He cut his head and immediately there was blood everywhere and a lot of it. I was panicked, but hid it well. Luckily there was a retired EMT/Firefighter on our flight who helped calm me down and held ice on my sons head until we landed. Once we landed another EMT came on the the plane to get us while everyone stared at us as we walked by (I wanted to cry). They said he seemed okay and probably didn't need the ambulance, but to take him to the doctor as he might need stitches. I was asked a million questions, one being my sons name. "Rocco" I replied and they said "that's it?" "Yep, that's it, just Rocco." "That's his real name?" they said, "Yes, that's his real name" I said and that was it. After some more questioning, like, "He didn't have his seat belt on?" No...you try holding a 2 year old restrained in a seat belt for 1 hour and 20 minutes....and also the fact, that he can undo it himself. I felt like the worst mother ever. I just wanted to get the heck out of that airport. I was tired, drained and done having people stare at me. After my brother-in-law came to get us, we headed to the ER and Rocco ended up being okay and did not need stitches...thank God! We finally arrived home around 3pm and I seriously got down on my floor and kissed the ground because I was so HAPPY to be home!!! Now he keeps saying "Airplane"...."Hit head"...I'm sure this will be an adventure we will never forget!


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