Wednesday, July 20, 2011

When parenting sucks

 

He’ll beg for the latest Cars 2 toy.

Whine for the eleventieth excavator to add to his collection.

Plead to watch Tom & Jerry.

Negotiate for more time on the trampoline.

 

But he hardly ever, ever fusses over an owie.

He’s either tough or busy.

 

The hot burner on the stove won tonight.

 

Instant blister.

Wails and tears.

Urgent prayers.

“God why is it burning?  Make it stop!  Please God heal my finger!”

 

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And as minor as I know this will be in his lifetime… his mother’s heart breaks a little to watch him succumb to exhaustion two hours later – still clutching the frozen ouch pack.

No one told me that parenting would include the kind of heartache when they hurt and you can’t somehow spare them.

 

Praying for Karl’s mother tonight.  And mothers who do this everyday.

 

Because this is when parenting sucks, but when we’re most needed.

 

 

Linking up with Rachel for Wordless Wednesday But With Words

and then, she {snapped}

35 comments:

Angie Vik said...

Poor little sweetie. We're so used to seeing him with an ornery grin on his face. Hope he's soon good as new.

Shana said...

Oh no! Bless his heart. I am so sorry he got burned. I am saying a prayer for him now.

Pam Bowers said...

I hope his owie feels better soon!!!

Tamar SB said...

Aw, poor little guy! Don't blame yourself, and I hope he feels better soon!

Brandi said...

Awww, sweet boy. :( Hope the boo boo doesn't hurt so bad now.

Mom of M&Ms said...

I so hate the part of parenting where your heart and nerves walk around outside of your body in beautiful little people...kisses to the owie.

Kmama said...

Poor little punkin! Burns hurt so bad. I've had some awful burns in my life and I don't wish that pain on anyone.

stephanie said...

that is the worst, when parenting just hurts your heart because your baby hurts. hope he woke up feeling a little better!

blueviolet said...

That pain is relentless for so long. I am so sorry!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Poor little man! I hope it feels better soon!

Jennie said...

Poor little guy! I hope his finger feels better when he wakes up :(

Furry Bottoms said...

He looks so peaceful sleeping right there. With his glasses on and all, LOL how cute!!

Tiffany said...

I feel the same way when my daughter gets even the littlest owies- I hate to see her in pain. It's heartwrenching to be a mama; our heart no longer belongs only to us.

Emmy said...

Oh ouch- burns are the worst as they just don't stop hurting. Hope he is okay.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Oh, I hope your guy feels better soon. I love little boys--I have two. :)

Sarah said...

Oh no! Poor little guy!! What a bummer that this happened!

The Lady Wolf said...

I feel the same way. I always wished I have a magic wand that will make the pain go away. But that's part of life. I remember watching a TV show about a kid who cannot feel pain. He can easily burn himself and not know it. I feel bad for his parents because they have to REALLY protect him, because in a fall, he wouldn't know if he's bleeding inside, right? Eek...

Allenspark Lodge said...

Nothing funny to say about this. Poor little guy.

Does remind me of our youngest granddaughter about a 1 1/2 years ago she was about 18 months old. She was standing by one of our wood-burning stoves and I warned her "Don't touch. HOT!" 2 or 3 minutes later I walked up to her and she was looking at a small black smudge the tip of a finger. She looked up at me and very solemnly said "Hhhottt."

It's nice when they get to learn with minimal damage...

Bill

Foursons said...

Poor thing. I touched a hot pan the other day for 1/2 a second and it burned like the dickens for what seemed like forever. I hope he's ok now and isn't in to much pain. It is awful when we can't kiss the pain and make it go away.

robin said...

Poor Itty Bit! I hope his owie feels better soon! :(

Taylor said...

Poor guy! I hope he feels better soon!

Tiffany said...

Poor kiddo! Madi did that too - it is ouchie! Thanks for praying for Karl. He is an amazing young man - so sweet and humble.

K- floortime lite mama said...

i know
its sooo unbearable
Many hugs
your lil guy looks like an angel when he is sleeping

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Oh...poor little man!! Burns are the worst!! Hoping it is feeling better today!!

Krystyn said...

Poor thing. My daughter was hit in the head with a rock (by her cousin) last week, and while she was crying, I was telling her how much it hurt me that she was hurting. Nothing can every describe it.

Kim said...

Yes, those moments stink. Sounds like you did wel, though. Being a good mama is hard work.

Amy said...

When I dreamed of having kids I never thought about these moments. I did not prepare myself for such heart break :-( Luckily we have had a mere few incidents, but I am sure many more are to come. I hope he is feeling better.

Anonymous said...

My poor sweet baby ...

Anonymous said...

I have burned myself pretty bad 2 on a light on da ceiling of my car.OUCH! (FROM A FIFTH GRADE ANONYMOUS BLOG LOVER!)

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, Rach, you are so right. Sometimes you wish you could just take the owie for them.

I hope his owie feels better soon.

Bethany said...

Hope he's doing better. Somehow I missed this post until tonight. He's blessed to have a mom like you who cares enough to hurt for him. So many do not.

Heather said...

Awww, praying for Itty Bit's healing!

Michelle Pixie said...

It is tough to feel so helpless when our babies are in pain. I hope his hand is feeling better.

Dyann said...

My mom has said a few times that the hardest part of parenting grown children is that she can't fix our problems with a kiss or cookies & milk. I don't even have grown up kids and I can understand that.

For future reference--Burn Free is an a.m.a.z.i.n.g. gel that performs some sort of magic so that by the next day, there's no pain and no blister. Don't know what's in it, but it's definitely magic!

Kameron said...

Natey touched the electric griddle this weekend. :( He didn't get burned that badly, just a little bit, but it is heartbreaking. I hope he feels better.