Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Spilled blood

Finally that moment came, which I've been dreading ever since we noticed how fast Baby's finger nails grow.

I accidentally clipped off a tiny bit of Baby's finger.

All the "I'm so sorry"'s in the world didn't make any difference to my little girl, who shrieked in surprise and pain; she'd been right all along to resist my attempts to cut her nails, hadn't she?

The timing couldn't have been worse. It was just before her morning nap time and all hope of her putting herself to sleep went out the window.

Please excuse me while I flagellate myself.

16 comments:

onscreen said...

What, no photo? Don't worry, there will be plenty more times when you accidently hurt your child, trust me. And they are tough little humans, well at least mine have had to be with a father like me.... ;-)

Wicked said...

That's right, they ARE pretty tough... Hannah fell on her head at 3 days old and there's no (visible) lasting effects.
Maybe you could nibble her fingernails short whilst breastfeeding.
((hugs)) to Violet and Baby.

Kazzer said...

Don't beat yourself up - nearly every Mum I know has done the same thing. (You SURE it wasn't revenge for sleepless nights?)

Violet said...

onscreen: I reckon the next moment to fear will be when I leave her on the couch unattended and she chooses that moment to roll over...

wicked: I can't do anything while she's breastfeeding. If I even breathe harder than normal, she'll break contact and look up at me to see what the heck's going on.

kazzer: Never in my sleepless-addled mind would I even think of revenge like that. I'd be more likely to put her on her tummy and "forget" about it (it's pretty hard on the old neck muscles apparently).

onscreen said...

Hey at least you havn't left her at the supermarket, like I almost did one time, a few years back....

flying kiwi said...

It's ok, she's got 9 other fingers...

Nigel Patel said...

I have a little notch missing from my left earlobe. That may be why they had me in a Dutchboy cut until I was ten. Or 'cuz it was the seventies.

Violet said...

onscreen: that's only because I never take her to the supermarket with me in the first place!

flying kiwi: so far.

nigel: was there a mishap trimming your ear hair?

The Editter said...

Violent Scissorhands...

happyandblue2 said...

Wow that really sucks. But the other commentors are right. Babies are resilient.
I was dropped on my head as a child and its didn't hurts me. me. me..

Violet said...

editter: lol - you've managed to combine my nickname (which some rather insensitive people used to call me by) and the name of one of my favourite movies of all time. What's not to like?

happyandblue2: yeah I know the skin will probably grow back. But what if next time I get it even more wrong and cut it off at the first knuckle??

Nigel Patel said...

No, that didn't start until my late twenties.
Just the usual cutting of hair on a fidgetty child.
I actually think it was my sister (four years my senior) who did it. That explains a lot.

Violet said...

I remember getting my hair cut at a suburban hairdresser's, and being poked in the cheek with a pair of scissors. Luckily there wasn't any blood drawn, but I didn't go back there again.

Kazzer said...

I resent being called insensitive

boudica of suburbia said...

my dad sliced into the top of my sisters ear when he was giving her a haircut. oops!

xxB

p.s my word verification thingy was : gypbjgy

Violet said...

kazzer: I don't care.

boudica: ouch!