I accidentally hurt Little W. I was clipping her finger nails, like I do twice a week… and you can guess the rest. I really don’t want to relive it. The top of her little thumb bled some but stopped before she ate her last meal and went to bed last night. I had never heard her pain cry until then. (When she got her PKU heel prick on her third day of life outside, she only whimpered for a moment and was fine.) It just made that little spot deep inside me ache.
I know that pain is part of living in finite skin. I just don’t want to think of myself as someone who will hurt my child, only as the comforter when they hurt. I guess it is a step all mothers must take, but I am so glad she has acted as if nothing happened today.
And yes, I Googled all about it after the matter was handled.