The Love Of A Mum…The Ordinary Moments

Before Alice started school we would see my parents every week and Holly and I still do. My mum still wanted to see Alice once she started school and whilst of course there are the weekends, they can get busy and life can take over.

So, back in September mum asked if she could pick Alice up from school one day and take her back for dinner with them. Of course I didn’t mind and Alice was over the moon. She adores them and every week she asks which day is nanny picking me up, even though its the same day every week!

On Wednesday this week I was sat playing peppa pig with Holly and my phone beeped and I knew it would be a message from mum. She usually texted me to say something about Alice or send me a picture. And I was right it was my mum, but this time it was to tell me that Alice had fallen over at school and had a graze on her face.

Of course my heart fell a bit, no one wants to hear their child has been hurt. But, I thought it can’t be that bad the school didn’t phone me.

Anyway, when my dad brought her home and she walked through the door, I honestly don’t know how the tears didn’t fall down my face. My beautiful girl’s cheek was swollen and she had a nasty graze on her face. Then in typical child style, she pulled down her tights right there in the hallway to show me the plasters on both her knees.

She started to tell me what happened and how she was pushed over in the playground. But, she was very quick to tell me it was an accident. It happened just before home time and that is why the school hadn’t phoned.

I carefully took of her plasters, worried what would be underneath. But thankfully they were not too bad. It was her gorgeous face that took the full force of it. So swollen that her eye was partially closed.

When I tucked her into bed that night, I knew it wasn’t going to be the last time I would be coming in her room that night. I was a complete paranoid mummy, because it was her head and I kept checking her on and off all night. Luckily she slept all night and it didn’t bother her.

I spoke to my mum and she said that she came running out to her and into her arms. If it had been me that picked her up that day I know I would’ve cried, I just don’t think that I could have kept it in. The shock of seeing your child injured like that is overwhelming.

The love that us parents have for our children is like no other, they call it unconditional and it definitely is that. But it’s also so much more, its overwhelming, it’s suffocating, it takes over you in ways that you didn’t know were possible.

I’m at my worst when I know my children are hurt or poorly, I can’t deal with it and I get quite emotional about it. I just want them to be ok, healthy and safe. I know this won’t be the last time one of my babies is hurt and I know that I can’t wrap them up in cotton wool. But I do know that I will always be there for them, to hold them tight, to wipe away those tears and to have sleepless nights checking them.

The love of a mum is like no other and I am so very proud to be a mummy to both my gorgeous girls…

Joining Katie from Mummy Daddy Me for The Ordinary Moments

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  1. 15/01/2017 / 07:33

    It’s funny how kids deal with things but how it affects us as parents isn’t it? I bet she was proud of her plasters though. Glad to see the swelling has gone down and her normal cheeky grin is back xxx
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  2. 15/01/2017 / 08:49

    Aww poor little thing. Your post reminded me how much I loved it when my nan and grandad picked me up from school when I was little, best day of the week by far!

  3. 15/01/2017 / 19:17

    That’s still a gorgeous photo though. It is also so lovely that your girls have that relationship with your Mum 🙂

    Stevie x
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  4. 15/01/2017 / 19:57

    Bless her telling you it was an accident. Hope her grazes go soon x #ordinarymoments
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  5. Oh goodness, what a poppet. She’s so brave. Olly had a fall in the playground at pre-school last term and cut his chin open. Luckily my mother-in-law picked him up from school and they took him straight to A&E for stitches but I would have been like you and been a complete mess with tears everywhere.
    So glad your little lady is ok xx
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  6. 15/01/2017 / 21:02

    Little sweetie. Sounds like you should be very proud of her, what a brave little girl. Know the paranoid Mummy thing too…I’ve had many a night checking up on my little one when she’s been poorly. Horrible to see them injured or ill in some way. Being a Mummy is hard sometimes!x

  7. 15/01/2017 / 23:05

    Oh bless her, I’m so sorry this happened and I’m glad she’s ok. I totally know what you mean, we’ve had a couple of nasty incidents with Libby lately that have frightened the life out of me but it reminds us how much we love them.
    Nat.x
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  8. 16/01/2017 / 16:29

    Aww how lovely. That is so cute and sweet. What a brave little girl you have. It really is frightening as a parent. #ordinarymoments

  9. 16/01/2017 / 20:11

    Oh bless her poor face 🙁 I would have been exactly the same. I hope she’s better now and it’s healing well x
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  10. 16/01/2017 / 21:23

    Oh bless her heart. It is horrible when they hurt themselves isn’t it, especially when we aren’t there to look after them. Mads ran out of school last year and fell and hit her head on the playground, I have never seen anything like the amount of blood, it was because apparently it is the forehead and that can bleed a lot. In the end we had to go and get it glued at A and E, but I was so upset about it all- it’s horrid to see them hurt.
    It sounds like she has a lovely treat seeing her Grandma each week. 🙂 x

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