Today, I was talking with a mommy that I had only met once before. We were doing the "get to know you" dance. What did you do before baby... blah blah blah. All the while, I was watching Max. He was gleefully playing around the other children who were swinging. That's right, swinging. Now you know what doesn't mix? A mama with poor conversations skills while watching a toddler and swings. One will usually have to give. And unfortunately today, it was Max.
Crazy thing was, I was watching him the whole time. It was as if it was happening in S....L....O....W motion. As I was chatting away with the mom, I see Max walk right behind a kids swinging.
Poor Max was hit so hard by this kid's butt. He went down hard, and immediately starting wailing. The poor kid immediately looked up at me with a sad look on his face and said, "I am so sorry". Poor kid, it was I who was sorry. Bad Bad Mama!! The look of shame came across my face as I peeled Max off the floor. "mama's sorry, mama's sorry", I whispered in his ear.
Thank god he is easily distracted. A few minutes later he pointed to the swing un-phased and wanted to be pushed.
All was forgotten. And hopefully forgiven. Max again started laughing and giggling.
The only reminder.....The huge purple knot on the side of his head.