I am a bad mummy...

~ Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 at 12:40 AM ~

We were out earlier today for a short trip for tea time and went to the supermarket to look for vegetables for Ben. I was pushing Ben in the shopping cart (I let him walk around in the shopping cart when he's well behaved). I parked the cart right in the middle of the quite cramp aisle (not many people around that day) so that Ben is not able to grab or mess up any of the products at either sides of the aisles.

Just when I was squatting down to take a closer look at one of the fish sauce bottle, I glanced back at Ben, saw him at the other end of the shopping cart (not the sitting side) bending over to touch or look at something and then he just toppled over and fell on the floor.

My heart just stopped right there and then. I screamed out his name, dumped the sauce bottle one side and rushed over to his side. He was lying on his back, shocked at what happened and then he started crying when hubby rushed over (when he heard my screaming I guess). Hubby carried Ben up and immediately we comforted him, while I touched around the back of his hand, trying to see whether he got hurt anywhere or whether there's any bumps or scratches or swelling or not.

After a few seconds, Ben quiets down and we decided to leave the supermarket. On the way back home in the car, Ben was back to his usual chirpy and noisy self, rummaging around for stuff to play and I keep touching his head, back and all... So so worried he might have hurt himself and not able to tell us that...

Sigh... what a bad and careless mummy to allow this to happen to Ben...

Frown And no more allowing Ben to walk around in the shopping cart now...

Comments (10) -

MieVee @ MummysReviews.com

Glad that Ben is fine. My boy fell 1-2 steps from the stairs and banged the back of his head. The paed said as long as there is no unconsciousness and he behaves normally, things are fine. Take care. Smile


Oh Jenny how scared you must have been! Don't beat yourself up...it can happen to any of us. I'm glad he is ok. ((hugs))


Hey I can comment! I am using Google Chrome instead of IE8.

Polly (aka 5th Sister)

this will be but one of many mummy lessons to be learned. don't beat yourself up.

I'm a full-time mummy

Hi MieVee!
Yeah, I'm so relieved Ben is OK! Thanks for your concern & feedback!

Hey Steph!
Yessss!! Finally I get to see your comments in my blog post! Smile Thanks for your trouble in leaving me your comment, really appreciate it! And thank you for your encouragement & support!

Hi Polly!
Yup! Lessons learned all right! Thank you for your concern!

Nensa Moon

Woww... jenny, you must be very shocked.
But the thing like that must have been experienced  by others.. so dont too beat up to yourself.
I'm glad to hear than ben was OK..
It's a great lesson for all mom.

thanks for sharing


Accident happens. Belle also fell from bed couple of times.  Got me so worried and guilty but I accepted the fact that no matter how careful we are, we can never guarantee things like that wont happen.  So take it easy on yourself as long as Ben Vogh is fine.  Smile Cheers!

I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Nensa Moon!
Yes I am shocked! I felt bad although Ben is chirpy as ever. Careless mummy has learned her lesson! Thank you for your concern & support!

Hey Catheryn,
Hmm... accident happens... when we are careless Frown Yeah, now have to be super duper extra extra careful! Thank you for your concern & support!


Hye jenny, please take it easy..it doesn't mean that when our children fell down it is our fault especially in your condition..we are careless and imperfect but make those imperfection as a promise we'll not do it again...

I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Claire!
Hmm.. Thank you for your comforting words Smile

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