Real parenthood part 2


So, level with me. How many times a day do you hear yourself say, ‘Ooh, sorry, I just punched you in the face.’ Because it happens here a lot.

I am always turning around and somehow knocking kids to the floor with my mighty hips. Or swinging my arms and somehow smacking my hand into their face. Or, my personal guilt-inducing favourite, when they dart in front of me and I end up KNEEING THEM IN THE BACK and forcing them to fall onto the floor.

I know it can’t just be me. Right?


4 Responses to “Real parenthood part 2”

  1. Liv Says:

    ‘Oh sorry, just grazed your head on the doorframe as I carried you through it’ (though I can’t account for wiggling). And a variety of getting in the way when he’s running sending him flying over my freakishly large feet. Yup, you’re not alone.

  2. Mel Says:

    You are not alone.

    My son got so used to me banging his head against random walls and door ways, that he’d instinctively lean in while I was carrying him so as to attempt to avoid it. Now, at age 3, he still ducks when I carry him, but has never done so for anyone else. Apparently I have intermittent depth perception…

    I also regularly bang his head against the car while attempting to extract him (often while he’s sleeping, but sometimes when he’s awake and wanting to be carried). It’s a testament to how often this happens – and how hard his head is – that it never seems to bother him. The last time it happened, he gave me a serious look, then smiled and said “Oh, mom, you’re so silly”.


  3. PottyMouthMommy Says:

    mom who regularly bashes children on account of them being smaller than me and in the way – present and accounted for! I also have problems with the in/out of the car and doorways too.

  4. Christy Says:

    All. the. time. This is my life. I am constantly hitting, knocking down or scratching Lily. It’s crazy.

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